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V. F. Dal Poggetto, F. Bosia, M. Miniaci, N. Pugno. Optimization of spider web-inspired phononic crystals to achieve tailored dispersion for diverse objectives. Materials and design (2021), 209, 109980.

A. A. Yakovleva,  I. B. Movchan,  D. Misseroni,  N. M. Pugno and  A. B. Movchan. Multi-Physics of Dynamic Elastic Metamaterials and Earthquake Systems. Frontiers in Materials (2021), 7, 620701.

D. Misseroni , A. Bacigalupo , M. L. De Bellis , A. B. Movchan and G. H. Paulino. Editorial: Cutting-Edge Metastructures: Micro-Architected and Active Metamaterials. Frontiers in Materials (2021) 8:695559.

M. C. Pugno, D. Misseroni, N. M. Pugno. Air-encapsulating elastic mechanism of submerged Taraxacum blowballsMaterials Today Bio (2021), 9, 100095

F. De Vita, F. De Lillo, R. Verzicco, M. Onorato, A fully Eulerian solver for the simulation of multiphase flows with solid bodies: Application to surface gravity wavesJournal of Computational Physics (2021) 438, 110355.

Miniaci, Marco; Kherraz, Nesrine; Cröenne, Charles; Mazzotti, Matteo; Morvaridi, Maryam; Gliozzi, Antonio S.; Onorato, Miguel; Bosia, Federico; Nicola Maria Pugno. Hierarchical large-scale elastic metamaterials for passive seismic wave mitigation. EPJ Applied Metamaterials 8, 14 (2021).

A. O. Krushynska, A. S. Gliozzi, A. Fina, D. Krushinsky, D.Battegazzore, M.A. Badillo-Ávila, M.Acuautla, S.Stassi, C.Noè, N.M. Pugno, F. Bosia. Dissipative Dynamics of Polymer Phononic Materials. Advanced Functional Materials (2021).

F De Vita, F De Lillo, F Bosia, M Onorato. Attenuating surface gravity waves with mechanical metamaterials. Physics of Fluids (2021) 33(4), 047113.

VF Dal Poggetto, F Bosia, M Miniaci, NM Pugno. Band gap enhancement in periodic frames using hierarchical structures. International Journal of Solids and Structures (2021) 216, 68-82.

N Kherraz, M Radzieński, M Mazzotti, P Kudela, F Bosia, AS Gliozzi, D Misseroni, NM Pugno, W Ostachowicz, M Miniaci. Experimental full wavefield reconstruction and band diagram analysis in a single-phase phononic plate with internal resonators. Journal of Sound and Vibration (2021) 503, 116098.

Miniaci, M.; Mazzotti, M.; Amendola, A.; Fraternali, F. Effect of prestress on phononic band gaps induced by inertial amplification. International Journal of Solids and Structures (2021) 216, 156-166

L. Kundanati, P. Das, N. Pugno. Prey Capturing Dynamics and Nanomechanically Graded Cutting Apparatus of Dragonfly NymphMaterials (2021), 14, 3, 559.

G. Greco, N. Pugno. How spiders hunt heavy prey: the tangle web as a pulley and spider’s lifting mechanics observed and quantified in the laboratory. Journal of the Royal Society Interface (2021), 18, 175.

S.K. Jalali, M.J. Beigrezaee, N. Pugno. Is it always worthwhile to resolve the governing equations of plate theories for graded porosity along the thickness? Composite Structures (2021), 256, 112960

M. Fraldi, S. Palumbo, A.R. Carotenuto, A. Cutolo, N. Pugno.  Generalized multiple peeling theory uploading hyperelasticity and pre-stress.  Extreme Mechanics Letters (2021) 42, 101085.




Wiltshaw, R & Craster, R and Makwana, M. Asymptotic approximations for Bloch waves and topological mode steering in a planar array of Neumann scatterers. Wave Motion (2020) 99, 102662.

Makwana, M & Wiltshaw, R & Guenneau, S & Craster, R. Hybrid topological guiding mechanisms for photonic crystal fibersOptics Express (2020) 28, 30871-30888.

G.J. Chaplain and R. V. Craster. Surface corrugated laminates as elastic grating couplers: Splitting of SV- and P- waves by selective diffractionJournal of Applied Physics (2020) 129, 45103.

G.J. Chaplain and R. V. Craster. Ultrathin entirely flat Umklapp lenses. Physical Review B (2020) 101, 155430.

Chaplain, GJ & Ponti, JMD & Colombi, A & Fuentes-Dominguez, R & Dryburg, P & Pieris, D & Smith, RJ & Clare, A & Clark, M & Craster, RV. Tailored elastic surface to body wave Umklapp conversionNature Communications (2020) 11, 3267.

G.J. Chaplain, J.M. De Ponti, G. Aguzzi, A. Colombi and R.V. Craster. Topological Rainbow Trapping for Elastic Energy Harvesting in Graded Su-Schrieffer-Heeger Systems. Physical Review Applied (2020) 14, 054035.

R. Zaccherini, A. Palermo, A. Marzani, A. Colombi, V. Dertimanis, and E. Chatzi. Mitigation of Rayleigh-like waves in granular media via multi-layer resonant metabarriers. Applied Physics Letters (2020) 117, 254103.

L. D’Alessandro, A. O. Krushynska, R. Ardito, N. Pugno, A. Corigliano. A design strategy to match the band gap of periodic and aperiodic metamaterials. Scientific Reports (2020), 10, 16403.

G. Greco, N. Pugno. Mechanical Properties and Weibull Scaling Laws of Unknown Spider Silks. Molecules (2020), 25, 12, 2938.

L. Kundanati, R. Guarino, M. Menegon, N. Pugno. Mechanics of snake biting: Experiments and modelling. Journal of the Mechanical Behaviour of Biomedical Materials (2020), 112, 104020.

A. Berardo, N. Pugno. A model for hierarchical anisotropic friction, adhesion and wear. Tribology International (2020), 152, 106549

L. Kundanati, N. R. Chahare, S. Jaddivada, A. G. Karkisaval, R. Sridhar, N. Pugno, N. Gundiah. Cutting mechanics of wood by beetle larval mandibles. Journal of the Mechanical Behaviour of Biomedical Materials (2020), 112, 104027

E. Isotta, B. Mukherjee, C. Fanciulli, N. Ataollahi, I. Sergueev, S. Stankov, R. Edla, N. Pugno, P. Scardi. Origin of a Simultaneous Suppression of Thermal Conductivity and Increase of Electrical Conductivity and Seebeck Coefficient in Disordered Cubic Cu2ZnSnS4. Physical Review Applied (2020), 14, 064073.

A. Cutolo, A. R. Carotenuto, S. Palumbo, F. Bosia, N. Pugno, M. Fraldi. Unveiling a new shear stress transfer mechanism in composites with helically wound hierarchical fibresInternational Journal of Mechanical Sciences (2020), 192, 106135.

J. M. De Ponti, A. Colombi, E. Riva, R. Ardito, F. Braghin, A. Corigliano and R. V. Craster. Experimental investigation of amplification, via a mechanical delay-line, in a rainbow-based metamaterial for energy harvesting,  Applied Physics Letters (2020) 117, 143902

Chaplain, G.J., De Ponti, J.M., Colombi, A., Fuentes-Dominguez, R., Dryburg, P., Pieris, D., Smith, R.J., Clare, A., Clark, M., Craster, R.V. Tailored elastic surface to body wave Umklapp conversion, Nature Communications (2020) 11, 3267

A. Colombi, R. Zaccherini, G. Aguzzi, A. Palermo, E. Chatzi Mitigation of seismic waves: Metabarriers and metafoundations bench tested, Journal of Sound and Vibration (2020) 485, 115537

A. S. Gliozzi, M. Miniaci, A. Chiappone, A. Bergamini, B. Morin & E. Descrovi Tunable photo-responsive elastic metamaterials. Nature Communications (2020), 11, 2576.

G. Costagliola, R. Guarino, F. Bosia, K. Gkagkas, N. Pugno. Evolutionary Algorithm Optimization of Staggered Biological or Biomimetic Composites Using the Random Fuse Model. Physical Review Applied (2020), 13, 034049.
S. Signetti, F. Bosia, S. Ryu, N. M. Pugno. A combined experimental/numerical study on the scaling of impact strength and toughness in composite laminates for ballistic applications. Composites Part B: Engineering (2020) 195, 108090.

G. Magnabosco, M. F. Pantano, S. Rapino, M. Di Giosia, F. Valle, L. Taxis, F. Sparla, G. Falini, N. Pugno, M. Calvaresi. A Plant Bioreactor for the Synthesis of Carbon Nanotube Bionic NanocompositesFrontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology (2020), 8, 560349.

Y. Wu, B. O. Okesola, J. Xu, I. Korotkin, A. Berardo, I. Corridori, F. L. Pellerej di Brocchetti, J. Kanczler, J. Feng, W. Li, Y. Shi, V. Farafonov, Y. Wang, R. F. Thompson, M. Titirici, D. Nerukh, S. Karabasov, R. O. C. Oreffo, J. C. Rodriguez-Cabello, G. Vozzi, H. S. Azevedo, N. Pugno, W. Wang, A. Mata. Disordered protein-graphene oxide co-assembly and supramolecular biofabrication of functional fluidic devicesNature Communications (2020), 11, 1182

Schütt, F., Zapf, M., Signetti, S. et al. Conversionless efficient and broadband laser light diffusers for high brightness illumination applicationsNature Communications (2020) 11, 1437.

S. Chatterjee, N. Y. Kim, N. Pugno, M. Biswal, B. V. Cunning, M. Goo, S. Jin, S. H. Lee, Z. Lee, R. S. Ruoff. Synthesis of Highly Oriented Graphite Films with a Low Wrinkle Density and Near-Millimeter-Scale Lateral GrainsChemistry of Materials (2020), 32, 7, 3134-3143.

G. Greco, J. Wolff, N. Pugno. Strong and Tough Silk for Resilient Attachment Discs: The Mechanical Properties of Piriform Silk in the Spider Cupiennius salei (Keyserling, 1877)Frontiers in Materials (2020), 7, 138.

G. Costagliola, F. Bosia, N. Pugno. Random Fuse Model in the presence of self-healing. New Journal of Physics (2020), 22, 033005.

D. Novel, S. Ghio, A. Gaiardo, A. Picciotto, V. Guidi, G. Speranza, M. Boscardin, P. Bellutti, N. Pugno. Strengthening of Wood-Like Materials via Densification and Nanoparticle Intercalation. Nanomaterials (2020), 10, 478.

Bacigalupo A., De Bellis M.L., and Misseroni D. Design of tunable acoustic metamaterials with periodic piezoelectric microstructure. Extreme Mechanics Letters (2020), 40, 100977.

G. Greco, F. Bosia, F. Tramacere, B. Mazzolai, N. Pugno. The role of hairs in the adhesion of octopus suckers: a hierarchical peeling approach. Bioinspiration & Biomimetics (2020), 15, 035006.