Alvise Miotti Bettanini
Post-doctoral researcher
PhD at UCLouvain in 2019

Main project: Development of high-toughness cryogenic alloys
Funding: Region Wallonie
Supervisor(s): Pascal Jacques

Materials that can perform at extremely low temperatures are in great demand. Applications span from tanks and pressure vessels for LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) carriers to structural materials in extreme conditions, like the upcoming exploration of Mars. In this context, it is critical to ensure very high toughness, which measures the resistance to crack propagation, at cryogenic temperatures. In this project, the experimental development of Fe-based superalloys is guided by a CALPHAD-based methodology, which allows the calculation of phase stability and phase transformation with computational models in order to reduce the experimental effort and hasten the development cycle of new materials.

IMMC main research direction(s):
Computational science
Processing and characterisation of materials
Solid mechanics

metallic alloys
microstructure-processing relationships
non-equilibrium thermodynamics
welding and joining

Research group(s): IMAP


Recent publications

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Journal Articles

1. Miotti Bettanini, Alvise; Ding, Lipeng; Mithieux, Jean-Denis; Parrens, Coralie; Idrissi, Hosni; Schryvers, Dominique; Delannay, Laurent; Pardoen, Thomas; Jacques, Pascal. Influence of M23C6 dissolution on the kinetics of ferrite to austenite transformation in Fe-11Cr-0.06C stainless steel. In: Materials & Design, Vol. 162, p. 362 - 374 (2019). doi:10.1016/j.matdes.2018.12.005; 10.1016/j.matdes.2018.12.005.

2. Miotti Bettanini, Alvise; Hannard, Florent; Jacques, Pascal; Pardoen, Thomas; Guilleume, Badinier; Mithieux, Jean Denis; Delannay, Laurent. Residual ferrite in martensitic stainless steels: the effect of mechanical strength contrast on ductility. In: Materials Science and Engineering A: Structural Materials: Properties, Microstructures and Processing, Vol. 731, p. 495 - 505 (2018). doi:10.1016/j.msea.2018.06.012.

3. Miotti Bettanini, Alvise; Delannay, Laurent; Jacques, Pascal; Pardoen, Thomas; Badinier, Guillaume; Mithieux, Jean-Denis. Influence of microscopic strain heterogeneity on the formability of martensitic stainless steel. In: AIP Conference Proceedings, Vol. 1896, p. 020010 (2017). doi:10.1063/1.5007967.

Conference Papers

1. Sapanathan, Thaneshan; Ding, Lipeng; Miotti Bettanini, Alvise; Ilchat Sabirov; Miguel A. Monclús; Peikang Xia; Jon M. Molina-Aldareguia; Idrissi, Hosni; Jacques, Pascal; Simar, Aude. On the formation of modified intermetallics at an Al/Fe interface via segregated Si.

2. Pardoen, Thomas; Hannard, Florent; Ismail, Karim; Miotti Bettanini, Alvise; Lecarme, Liza; Maire, Eric; Perlade, Astrid; Mithieux, Jean-Denis; Brassart, Laurence; Delannay, Laurent; Jacques, Pascal; Simar, Aude. Microstructure heterogeneity dominated ductile fracture.

3. Miotti Bettanini, Alvise; Laville, Colin; Mithieux, Jean-Denis; Parrens, Coralie; Jacques, Pascal; Pardoen, Thomas; Delannay, Laurent. Ductile to brittle failure transition under bending deformation of martensitic stainless steels.

4. Miotti Bettanini, Alvise. Unfolding the effect of residual ferrite on damage and fracture resistance in a martensitic stainless steel for automotive application.

5. Miotti Bettanini, Alvise. Austenization stasis in Fe-12Cr-0.1C martensitic stainless steel.

6. Miotti Bettanini, Alvise; Delannay, Laurent; Jacques, Pascal; Pardoen, Thomas; Badinier, Guillaume; Mithieux, Jean-Denis. Influence Of Microscopic Strain Heterogeneity On The Formability Of Martensitic Stainless Steel. In: Proceedings of ESAFORM, 2017.

7. Miotti Bettanini, Alvise. Overcoming the Diffusion Bottleneck: Effect of Alloying Elements on Phase Transformations and Carbides Dissolution in Martensitic Stainless Steels.

8. Miotti Bettanini, Alvise; Delannay, Laurent; Jacques, Pascal; Pardoen, Thomas. The Effect of Second Population NbC Carbides on The Shear Localisation in a Nb-Modified AISI 410 Stainless Steel.

9. Miotti Bettanini, Alvise; Delannay, Laurent; Jacques, Pascal; Pardoen, Thomas; Mithieux, Jean-Denis; Badinier, Guillaume. The Role of Chromium Carbides Volume Fraction on Plastic Instability Under Three-Point Bending Test in Martensitic Stainless Steel.

10. Miotti Bettanini, Alvise; Delannay, Laurent; Jacques, Pascal; Pardoen, Thomas. Characterization and Modeling of Ductile Damage Accumulation in Martensitic Stainless Steel.


1. Miotti Bettanini, Alvise. On the process, structure, property relationship for the optimization of strength and bendability of martensitic stainless steels, prom. : Delannay, Laurent ; Jacques, Pascal, 26/04/2019.