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 characterisation. Currently works in the development, characterisation and applications of materials based on lignocellulosic resources. Particular interest in the development of bamboo as a structural material and its potential in products with high added value, focusing on its mechanical characterisation, 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 characterisation methods: Mechanical testing of metallic, lignocellulosic and composite materials; Digital Image Correlation strain analysis; Optical and scanning electron microscopy; EBSD; X-ray diffraction; FTIR; TGA/DSC; Magnetic characterisation; 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., Pickering, K. L., Muthe, L. P. The use of cellulose in bio-derived formulations for 3D/4D printing: a review. J. of Composites C: Open Access. 100113 (2021).

Mármol, G., Gauss, C., Fangueiro R. Potential of cellulose microfibers for PHA and PLA biopolymers reinforcement. Molecules. 25, 4653 (2020).

Gauss, C., Kadivar, M., Harries, K.A., Savastano Jr., H. Chemical modification of Dendrocalamus asper bamboo with citric acid and boron compounds: Effects on the physical-chemical, mechanical and thermal properties. J. of Cleaner Production. 279, 123871 (2021).

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.

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 Google Scholar or ORCiD

Recent Publications

  • Muthe, L. P., Pickering, K., & Gauss, C. (2022). A Review of 3D/4D Printing of Poly-Lactic Acid Composites with Bio-Derived Reinforcements. Composites Part C: Open Access. doi:10.1016/j.jcomc.2022.100271 Open Access version:

  • Barbirato, G. H. A., Gauss, C., Lopes Junior, W. E., Martins, R., & Fiorelli, J. (2022). Optimization of castor oil polyurethane resin content of OSB panel made of Dendrocalamus asper bamboo. Ciência Florestal, 32(1), 187-205. doi:10.5902/1980509846908

  • Gauss, C., Kadivar, M., Pereira, R. G. F., & Savastano, H. (2021). Assessment of dendrocalamus asper (Schult and schult f.) (Poaceae) bamboo treated with tannin-boron preservatives. Construction and Building Materials, 282. doi:10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2021.122723 Open Access version:

  • Gauss, C., Pickering, K. L., & Muthe, L. P. (2021). The use of cellulose in bio-derived formulations for 3D/4D printing: A review. Composites Part C: Open Access, 4, 100113. doi:10.1016/j.jcomc.2021.100113 Open Access version:

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

Composites; Bio-based materials

Contact Details

Email: [email protected]
Room: D 2.09
Phone: (838) 4849