Dr Christian Gauss

Christian Gauss

Research fellow

Qualifications: Materials Engineer; MSc ; PhD

About Christian

Recently joined the Centre for Advanced Materials and Manufacture as a Postdoc.

Materials engineer by the University of São Paulo, Brazil. Christian obtained his Master and Doctorate degrees in Materials Science and Engineering in the same institution. He has professional experience in mechanical testing, quality control, metallurgical processes, qualification of new products and materials characterization. Currently works in the development, characterization and applications of materials based on lignocellulosic resources. He has interest in the development of bamboo as a structural material and its potential in products with high added value, focusing on its mechanical characterization, preservation techniques and alternatives to foster its production chain. Natural fibre reinforced composites, with inorganic and polymeric matrices, and their corresponding processing methods and properties are also part of his research interest and investigation. Sound expertise in the following characterization methods: Mechanical characterization of metallic, lignocellulosic and composite materials; Digital Image Correlation strain analysis; Optical and scanning electron microscopy; EBSD; X-ray diffraction; FTIR; TGA/DSC; Magnetic characterization; and other physical-chemical analytical methods.

Research Interests

Interested in all-cellulose composites; bio-based cellulose reinforced composites; 3D printing technologies and smart/functional materials (4D); alternative raw materials for cellulose micro and nanofibres; insitu characterisation methods; mechanical testing/instrumentation; non-conventional materials.

Relevant publications:

Gauss, C., Harries, K.A., Kadivar, M., Akinbade, Y., Savastano Jr., H. Quality assessment and mechanical characterization of preservative-treated Moso bamboo (P. edulis). Eur. J. Wood Prod. 78, 257–270 (2020).

Gauss, C.; Savastano Jr., H.; Harries, K. A. Use of ISO 22157 Mechanical Test Methods and the Characterisation of Brazilian P. edulis bamboo. Construction and Building Materials, v. 228, 116728, 2019.

Kadivar M.; Gauss, C.; Marmol, G.; De Sa, A.; Fioroni, C.; Ghavami, K.; Savastano Jr., H. The Influence of the Initial Moisture Content on Densification Process of D. Asper Bamboo: Physical-Chemical and Bending Characterization. Construction and Building Materials, v.229, 116896, 2019.

Souza Filho, I.R.; Almeida Junior, D.R.; Gauss, C.; Sandim, M.J.R.; Suzuki, P.A.; Sandim, H.R.Z. Austenite reversion in AISI 201 austenitic stainless steel evaluated via in situ synchrotron X-ray diffraction during slow continuous annealing. Materials Science and Engineering A,. v.755, p.267 - 277, 2019.

Gauss, C.; Schmidt, G., Workshop Report: BRALECOMP - 1st Brazilian-German Workshop on Composite Products from Alternative Lignocellulosic Resources. University of Hamburg, 2018.

Gauss, C.; Souza Filho, I. R.; Sandim, M. J. R.; Suzuki, P. A.; Ramirez, A. J.; Sandim, H. R. Z. In situ synchrotron X-ray evaluation of strain-induced martensite in AISI 201 austenitic stainless steel during tensile testing. Materials Science and Engineering A. v.651, p.507 - 516, 2015. 10.1016/j.msea.2015.10.110

Other publications: Research Gate or ORCiD

Recent Publications

  • Gauss, C., Araujo, V. D., Gava, M., Cortez-Barbosa, J., & Savastano Junior, H. (2019). Bamboo particleboards: recent developments. Pesquisa Agropecuária Tropical, 49. doi:10.1590/1983-40632019v4955081

  • Gauss, C., & Schmidt, G. (2018). 1st Brazilian-German Workshop on Composite Products from Alternative Lignocellulosic Resources. University of Hamburg. doi:10.25592/oa3245972

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Engineering; Materials and Processing; Mechanical; Metals; Science Education; Sustainability

Composites; Bio-based materials

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