Christopher Thomas DiGiovanni

Former PhD Student

Contact Information


Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering
University of Waterloo
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1

Phone: 519-888-4537 ext. 33326

Office: E3-3110

Biographical Information

2021-2022: PDF, Mechanical Engineering, University of Waterloo

2021: PhD, Mechanical Engineering, University of Waterloo

Research Interests

  • Welding of lightweight automotive materials
  • Liquid metal embrittlement
  • Thermomechanical processing
  • AHSS alloy design

Thesis Supervisor(s)

  • Professor Norman Zhou
  • Professor Elliot Biro

Select Publications

  • DiGiovanni C, Ghatei Kalashami A, Biro E, Zhou NY. Liquid Metal Embritlement Transport Mechanism: Stress-assisted Diffusion. Materialia. 2021 18:101153
  • Razmpoosh MH, DiGiovanni C, Zhou YN, Biro E. Pathway to understand liquid metal embrittlement (LME) in Fe-Zn couple: From fundamentals toward application. Prog. Mater. Sci. 2021 121:100798
  • DiGiovanni C, Ghatei Kalashami A, Goodwin F, Biro E, Zhou NY. Occurrence of Sub-Critical Heat Affected Zone Liquid Metal Embrittlement in Joining of Advanced High Strength Steel. J. Mater. Process. Tech. 2020 288:116917
  • DiGiovanni C, He L, Pistek U, Goodwin F, Biro E, Zhou NY. Role of spot weld electrode geometry on liquid metal embrittlement crack development. J. Manuf. Proc. 2019 49:1-9
  • Wintjes E, DiGiovanni C, He L, Bag S, Goodwin F, Biro E, Zhou NY. Effect of Multiple Pulse Resistance Spot Welding Schedules on Liquid Metal Embrittlement Severity. J. Manuf. Sci. Eng. 2019; 141(10)
  • DiGiovanni C, Biro E, Zhou NY. Impact of liquid metal embrittlement cracks on resistance spot weld static strength. Sci. Technol. Weld. 2019, 24(3) 218-224
  • DiGiovanni C, Li L, Driver R, Callele L. Cracking in welded steel platform structures during hot-dip galvanization. Eng. Fail. Ana. 2017 79:1031-1042

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