Dr Ing. Ann Zammit

Dr Ing. Ann Zammit

Dr Ing. Ann Zammit


Senior Lecturer

Room 106
Engineering Building
University of Malta
  +356 2340 2066
Dr Ing. Ann Zammit graduated in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Malta in 2003, after which she started working in the semiconductor industry at ST Microelectronics Malta Ltd. She later joined the University of Malta in 2005 as a research engineer. In 2008 she was employed as an Assistant Lecturer and is now a Senior Lecturer and Laboratory Coordinator within the Department of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering (DMME).

Dr Zammit was awarded a PhD degree in 2014 for her work dealing with tribological and mechanical characteristics of surface modified austempered ductile iron as a gear material. Her main research interests are in the areas of material heat treatment, surface engineering, tribology, materials testing and analysis in the automotive, aerospace and marine transportation industries. She has presented and published her work in a number of international conferences, highly ranked journals and books.

She is currently the principal investigator of two main international projects: (1) ‘LaSPAAG’: funded by UM as part of the Transdisciplinary Research and Knowledge Exchange Complex (TRAKE) and (2) 'SEAM': financed by the Sino-Malta fund 2019. These are being carried out in collaboration with leading foreign Universities, research institutes and also local and foreign industrial companies.

Apart from carrying out research and lecturing, Dr Zammit has supervised a number of undergraduate, postgraduate and postdoctoral students. She has also worked as an Expert with the European Commission in evaluating Horizon 2020 and Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action projects. In addition, as the DMME lab coordinator, Ann is one of the main contact persons who provides consultancy and support to industry related to material selection, material heat treatment, testing and material characterisation.
  • Surface engineering
  • Laser shock peening
  • Shot peening
  • Heat treatment
  • Additive manufacturing
  • Automotive materials
  • Marine transportation materials
  • ENR1112 - Technical Report Writing
  • ENR5026 - Science Communication in Engineering
  • MME1202 - Physical Metallurgy and Diffusion
  • MME2206 - Materials Selection
  • MME3213 - Introduction to Surface Engineering
  • MME3215 - Advanced Materials for Technology