Centre National De La Recherche Scientifique - France
Dr. Marco Miniaci
Marco Miniaci graduated in Civil Engineering at the University of Bologna (Italy) in 2010. In 2014, he discussed his PhD in Civil Engineering on the: "Behavior and applications of elastic waves in structures and metamaterials". During his thesis, he developed both numerical and experimental skills for the comprehension of wave propagation issues in different contexts: from non-destructive evaluation to Lamb wave propagation, from dispersion diagram computation of complex structures to time reversal applications for damage identification. During his PhD, Marco won a SPINNER fellowship, which allowed him to spend a 6-month research period at the Institute of Fluid- Flow Machinery - Polish Academy of Science in Gdansk (PL) under the supervision of Prof. W. Ostachowicz. In this period, he learnt to perform Lamb wave measurements via Scanning Laser Doppler Vibrometer and PZTs in pitch-catch configuration.
After his Ph. D, he spent 1 year post-doc at the University of Torino in the framework of the ERC St. Grant BIHSNAM under the supervision of Dr. F. Bosia and Prof. N. Pugno.
In 2016, he moved to the "Laboratory of Waves and Complex Media" (CNRS UMR 6294) of Le Havre in the framework of an Individual Marie Curie Action, under the supervision of Prof. Bruno Morvan, working on the propagation of elastic waves in active phononic crystals. During this period, he spent two months as invited researcher at the California Institute of Technology under the supervision of Prof. C. Daraio, working on inertial amplification mechanisms.
In January 2018 he joined the research group of the Prof. M. Ruzzene at the Laboratory of Wave Motion at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, GA - United States), working as a post-doc fellow on phononic crystals and acoustic metamaterials for topological insulation. Starting from July 2018, he spent 18 months at the EMPA "Laboratory of Acoustics and Noise Control” (EMPA Building 509) of Dubendorf in the framework of a COFUND Marie Curie Action, under the supervision of Dr. Andrea Bergamini, working on the control of elastic waves via hierarchical metamaterials.
Starting from 1 st January 2020, he is at the IEMN of Lille within the group of Acoustics, as a CNRS researcher.
Marco Miniaci is author of approximately 30 peer-reviewed publications in high impact factor journals, among the which: Nature Communications, Physical Review X, Physical Review Letters, Physical Review Applied, Applied Physical Letters, New Journal of Physics, etc.
Dr. Anne-Christine Hladky-Hennion
Anne-Christine Hladky-Hennion received the Dipl. Ing. degree from the Institut Superieur de l’Electronique et du Numérique, Lille, France, in 1987, and the Ph.D. degree in materials science from the Universite des Sciences et Technologies de Lille, Villeneuve-d’Ascq, France, in 1990.
She is currently a principal scientist at the CNRS. Her main research interest is the study of acoustic metamaterials and phononic structures. She received the «Silver Medal of the CNRS» in 2018 From 2016 to 2018, she was the Director of the “Research Group” META (métamatériaux acoustiques pour l’ingénierie). Dr. Hladky-Hennion is a member of the French Acoustical Society (SFA) and the IEEE Society.
Dr. Bertrand Dubus
Bertrand Dubus received the Engineering Diploma degree from the Institut Supérieur d’Electronique du Nord, Lille, France, the Ph.D. degree in solid-state physics from Lille University, Lille, and the Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches from Valenciennes University, Valenciennes, France.
He was the Head of the IEMN Acoustic Department from 2009 to 2015. He is a Senior Principal Scientist with the Institute for Electronics, Microelectronics and Nanotechnology, CNRS, Lille. His research interests include the development of numerical models and the design of innovative multiphysical devices for various application fields, such as acoustic MEMS for telecommunications, transducers for underwater acoustics, ultrasonic cavitation, acoustic scattering, phononic crystals, and acoustic metamaterials.
Dr. Dubus has been a member of the Board of the International Commission for Acoustics since 2013. He received the Thomson-Sintra Prize from the French Acoustical Society (SFA), the Alan Berman Research Publication Award from the Naval Research Laboratory, and the Chavasse Prize from SFA. He served as the President of SFA from 2010 to 2013 and co-chaired three international conferences: Acoustics’08 in Paris, Acoustics 2013 in New Delhi, and ICU 2015 in Metz.
Eidgenossische Materialprufungs- und Forschungsanstalt - Switzerland
PhD. Andrea Bergamini
Andrea Bergamini received his doctoral degree in mechanical engineering work on the electrostatic modification of the mechanical properties of structures in 2009 and his Master’s degree in materials science from ETH Zurich in 1994 with work performed at the University of Reading (Dr. JF Vincent) on mechanical properties of genetically modified tobacco plants.
His scientific work from 2000 to 2005 was focused on the development of magnetic methods for the non-destructive evaluation of large diameter steel cables. Since 2003 he has been working on variable stiffness and variable damping structures based on electrostatic mechanical coupling of interfaces. His current activities span devices based on different types electromechanical coupling, with focus on vibration damping and adaptive structures based on conventional materials in conjunction with variable fields, and structured materials (metamaterials, phononic crystals) for wave propagation control.
Since 2012 he is a Lecturer at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in the Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, where he teaches a course on adaptive materials for structural applications. He would be first time FET participant.
PhD. Armin Zemp
Armin Zemp received his Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the ETH Zurich in 2007 for the unsteady computational fluid dynamics investigation on inlet flow distortion in a centrifugal compressor. In 2012 he received his PhD Degree for his research on the experimental investigation and validation of high cycle fatigue design systems for centrifugal compressors.
Since 2012, he is Group Leader “Materials & Systems” at the Laboratory for Acoustics and Noise Control at the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, Empa. His key research areas are the energy transmission in complex structures, fluid-structure interactions and the investigation of structural vibrations and waves in solids. Since 2013 he is a Lecturer at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in the Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, where he teaches a course on Turbomachinery Mechanics & Dynamics, Wind Turbine Structural Dynamics as well as the courses Engineering Acoustics I & II.
Andrea Colombi is an SNSF Ambizione Fellow at ETH since May 2018 carrying out independent research at the Institute of Structural Engineering (IBK). He is leading a project on the development of elastic metamaterials for Mechanical and Civil Engineering applications. Originally trained as Industrial Engineer at the Università di Brescia (Italy), he completed a PhD program at ETH in Computational Seismology. Before returning to ETH he spent 5 years at ISTerre Grenoble (France) and Imperial College London (UK), working on elastic scattering, metamaterials and urban scale seismology. During this period, he was awarded a Marie Curie fellowship to support independent research on Elastic Metamaterials. Besides metamaterials his main interests include: computational elastodynamic, laboratory testing, and geophysical data processing and acquisition. He has obtained three different major grants as a PI and 3 others as a Co-PI. He is currently supervising 3 PhD students and a few master projects. He carries out regular reviewing activities for major journals in Civil Engineering, Acoustics and Geophysics. Since 2018 he serves as panel member for the EU-COST actions and as a reviewer for Marie Curie fellowships.
Prof. Eleni Chatzi
Professor, Chair of Structural Mechanics and Monitoring at ETH.
Eleni Chatzi has obtained her Ph.D. in Civil Engineering with distinction from the Columbia University in 2010. She joined ETH as the youngest Assist. Prof. in 2010. She was recently awarded an ERC Starting Grant (2015) on the Life-Cycle Assessment of Wind Turbines. Her research interests include the fields of structural health monitoring, life-cycle assessment, multiscale modeling of composite systems and structural dynamics. She has published numerous articles in international journals with particular focus on system identification methods and SHM, and serves as editor of a number of associated international journals.
Dr. Vasilis Dertimanis
Vasilis Dertimanis was born in Greece. He received a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Patras, Greece, and the Ph.D. Degree from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece, in the area of modeling and identification of faults in mechanical and structural systems. His research interests lie in the areas of structural identification and health monitoring, linear and nonlinear state estimation, active and passive structural control, hybrid testing and optimization.
PhD candidate Rachele Zaccherini
Rachele Zaccherini received her master degree in Civil Engineering at the University of Bologna in 2017. She joined the Chair of Structural Mechanics and Monitoring at ETH Zurich in October 2017 after completing her Master thesis on “Surface waves attenuation in granular media through a small-scale Metabarrier”. She is currently a PhD candidate partially funded by ETH Research Grant and her research focuses on the study and design of metastructures for seismic vibration attenuation.
PhD candidate Giulia Aguzzi
Giulia Aguzzi has received her M.Sc. on Structural Engineering from the University of Bologna. She has conducted her master thesis in Structural Dynamics as a visiting student at the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering in ETH, Zürich. In June 2018 she joined the Chair of Structural Mechanics and Monitoring as a PhD student and her research will focus on the numerical analysis of subwavelength non-linear resonant metamaterials using parallel and high-performance computing.
Imperial College London
Prof. Richard V. Craster
Director of the UMI Abraham de Moivre; a joint laboratory between the French CNRS and Imperial College London, establishing a long-term partnership which serves as a hub for collaborations between the French and UK mathematics communities. Co-director of the UK Acoustics Network (over 750 members www.acoustics.ac.uk) he has substantial experience of running a scientific network nationally including an annual conference, summer schools for early career researchers and special interest groups (including one on acoustic metamaterials that he leads). Co-author of one of the first books on Acoustic Metamaterials, author of over 200 research articles, an h-index of 46 (Google Scholar), PI of UK EPSRC Mathematical Fundamentals of Metamaterials at 2.5M GBP interdisciplinary grant. Craster is also a member of the Mechanical Engineering Department at Imperial College and has had over two decades of active collaboration with Engineering.
Dr Bogdan Ungureanu
Bogdan Ungureanu obtained his Ph.D in 2017 at the Technical University ”GHEORGHE ASACHI” of IAȘI, Romania, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Building Services, specialisation Structural Mechanics. He participated in 4 international projects and currently he benefits of fundings from European Union (MARIE SKŁODOWSKA-CURIE ACTIONS project with Acronym/Full Title: METAQUAKENG - Metamaterials in Earthquake Engineering - MSCA IF - H2020). He co-organised 4 scientific meetings and collaborates with many European laboratories with which he is writing 6 research papers for international peer-reviewed journals and he has taken part and given presentations at over 30 conferences. His expertise is on elastic waves modelling in macrostructures using Finite Element Method in COMSOL Multiphysics, with application in Civil Engineering, seismic protection and risk management.
PhD Candidate Gregory Chaplain
Gregory is from Dundee, Scotland and obtained a masters MSci degree in physics from the University of Glasgow in 2017. He is currently in his final year of his PhD in the applied mathematics and mathematical physics group at Imperial College London, supervised by Richard Craster. His interests include manipulating waves using structured arrays and metasurfaces.
Instytut Maszyn Przeplywowych Im Roberta Szewalskiego Polskiej Akademii Nauk - Poland
Prof Wieslaw Ostachowicz
Member of the Polish Academy of Sci. Prof at IMP PAN, head of Mechanics of Intelligent Structures Dept., participated in 22 intern. projects: EC (Horizon 2020, FP–7, FP–6), NATO, ESF, EPSRC, EADS, Boeing and ERA NET.
His main achievements are documented in 10 monographs and textbooks, 340 publications listed in Web of Science, over 4310 citations in SCI (h–index=35). His research areas include SHM, vibration control, structural dynamics, multi–functional materials, smart materials and structures, signal processing, composite structures, damage assessment of structures. He was also employed as an expert of UNIDO (United Nations Industrial Development Organization) in Mexico and as a Visiting Prof at the Univ. of Syracuse, USA (10 months), the Univ. of Glasgow, UK (36 month), and ENSAM Paris, France (8 months). SHM Life Achievement Award winner (2019), sponsored by Boeing.
Dr Pawel Kudela
Pawel Kudela obtained his PhD in 2009 and habilitation in 2016 at Institute of Fluid-Flow Machinery, Polish Academy of Sciences. He has participated in 5 international projects and 9 national projects, in 2011/2012 he pursued a scholarship at Stanford University funded by Foundation for Polish Sciences. His research works have over 900 citations. He is an expert in the field of elastic wave propagation modelling in composite structures using the time domain spectral element method. He specializes in signal processing for SHM and NDT.
Dr Katarzyna Majewska
Katarzyna Majewska obtained her Ph.D. in 2011, co-author of 30 publications listed in Web of Science database. Her scientific interests are focused on the use of multi-functional materials (primarily magnetic shape memory alloys) for static and dynamic behaviour control of various structures and also on structural health monitoring and non-destructive testing methods using fibre Bragg grating sensors, terahertz spectroscopy and infrared thermography.
Dr Maciej Radzienski
Maciej Radzienski obtained his Ph.D. in Control Engineering and Robotics in 2015 at Gdansk University of Technology. In 2010 he got his position in the Institute of Fluid Flow Machinery where he is working in the Mechanics of Intelligent Structures Department on SHM and NDT systems. He is co-author of 68 publications listed in Web of Science database and 2 monograph chapters, with over 700 citations in SCI. He has participated in 2 international projects and 11 national projects. He is an expert in signal processing and measurements of vibrations and elastic wave propagation by SLDV.
Dr Magdalena Mieloszyk
Magdalena Mieloszyk (Young Researcher) obtained her PhD in 2011 and habilitation in 2019. She is co-author of 36 publications listed in Web of Science database. She has participated in 15 national and 8 international projects, leader of 2 national and 1 international projects. Her scientific interests are focused on structural health monitoring, fibre optic sensor application (especially fibre Bragg grating sensors), terahertz spectroscopy and infrared thermography.
Ms Renata Opieka
Renata Opieka obtained her MSc at the University of Gdansk (2006). She specializes in finance and banking. She joined the Mechanics of Intelligent Structures Department at the Institute of Fluid-Flow Machinery as a specialist of finance in national and international projects. She has experience in projects financed from NCN (National Science Centre) about 10 i.e. Maestro, NCBiR (National Centre of Research and Development) (about 5, i.e. ERA-NET, and EC Horizon 2020 (about 3: i.e. ComBoNDT). Her job is also focused on technical support of experimental research.
Multiwave Technologies AG - Switzerland
Dr. Tryfon Antonakakis
Tryfon Antonakakis is co-founder and CEO of Multiwave Technologies AG. He also serves as Chief Technology Ocer leading the companys R&D portfolio. Between 2013-2014, Tryfon worked as a quantitative analyst at 80 Capital, a London-based algorithmic hedge fund and a post-doctoral research associate in Applied Mathematics at Imperial College London. Tryfon work as a mechanical engineer at CERN from 2010-2013. He holds a PhD in Applied Mathematics from Imperial College London, where he was awarded the Yael Dawker Centenary Prize. He holds a Masters degree and bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Swiss Federal Insti- tute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) and McGill University respectively.
Tryfon was a professional mogul skier between 2003-2012, ranking 2nd at the Swiss Championships in 2010, was 3 times in the top 10 in European Cups and ranked 32nd in the World Championships in 2007.
His research interests are motivated by engineering and physics appli- cations. They include the application of homogenisation theories for wave propagation in micro-structured media in the eld of electromagnetism and acoustics as well as di usion processes for heat transfer modelling of structures under particle beams. Homogenization theories play an important part in the design of metamaterials and more generally composite materials for wave propagation. At CERN Tryfon used mathematical modelling to design particle beam dumps for the Large Hadron Collider and developed analytic solutions for specic heat diusion and thermoelasticity problems. This activity enabled the development of programming implementation skills applied to mathematical models. He has extensive experience in software development on numerical analysis and integration of the latter into a standard full stack infrastructure. Finally in terms of management skill he has successfully led the R&D team of Multiwave Technologies from its inception.
Project leader on Multiwave side. Guide the R&D for numerical mod- elling structuration vis--vis wave propagation. The R&D is split in 2 parts:
(i) adaptation of Multiwaves existing software for the simulation of novel structurations
(ii) Verication of optimized simulation results
Dr. Clement Durochat
Clement Durochat joined Multiwave from the CNRS research unit Laboratory of Mechanics and Acoustics (LMA) in 2017.
Clement earned his Master's degree in Mathematical Engineering from the Toulouse-III-Paul-Sabatier University. He earned a PhD in Applied Mathematics from Inria Sophia Antipolis Mediterane Research Centre and defended his thesis on multi-element non-conforming discontinuous Galerkin method to numerically solve time-domain Maxwell equations.
Outside of mathematics and scientic computing, Clement is a black belt in Shotokan Karate and plays the guitar.
At the LMA, he worked on large-scale inversion and imaging techniques using the Spectral Element Method and Immersed Interfaces Method in high performance computing.
Prior to the LMA, he was a post-doctoral researcher at the European Centre for Research and Advanced Training in Scientic Computation (CER- FACS) where his work focused on implicit numerical methods for solving multi-species compressible Navier-Stokes equations with massively parallel Large Eddy Simulation calculation software, simulating realistic combustion processes.
His research interests are motivated by scientic computing and applied mathematics.
He is responsible in the development and adaptation of numerical simulation software as well as optimization algorithms tailored to this project.
Dr. Lei Zhang Lei
Lei Zhang Lei joined Multiwave from the CNRS Laboratory of Me- chanics and Acoustics (LMA) and Ecole Centrale Marseille where he completed his PhD in computational solid mechanics in 2016.
His doctoral dissertation focused on the implementation of cutting edge numerical algorithms for solving partial di erential equations for elastomer modelling (hyperelastic, thermomechanical, dissipative approaches) at large strain. Prior to his PhD, Lei earned a Master's degree in computer science and technology at Beihang University (BUAA), Beijing, China in 2011.
Aside from the science, Lei enjoys snowboarding, hiking and basketball. Leis current research interests lie in the development of novel numerical methods and modeling of complex phenomena in domains of mechanics and electromagnetics. Lei is also interested in parallelization of numerical methods using Cloud-based computing and GPU acceleration. He is a very experienced scientic software developer. His software skills span from numerical methods to full stack development. Amongst many software projects within Multiwave, Lei developed the Epsimu sensor software that analyses signals obtained from Epsimu to quantify the electromagnetic properties variations. He is responsible in the development and adaptation of numerical simulation software as well as optimization algorithms tailored to this project.
Phononic Vibes SRL - Italy
Luca D’Alessandro is CEO and Co-founder of Phononic Vibes s.r.l. He holds a BSc and a MSc with Honors in Civil Engineering at Politecnico di Milano and a PhD with Honors in Structural, Seismic and Geotechnic Engineering at Politecnico di Milano, regarding meta-materials and optimization of phononic crystals.
During his PhD he won the scholarship «Progeto Rocca», and thanks to this scholarship he spent a semester as a visiting student at the RLE Research Laboratory of Electronics at MIT Boston.
He has also been Graduate Teaching Assistant in several courses about Structural and Computational Mechanics at Politecnico di Milano, and from 2018 he is Contract Professor of the course «Structures» at Politecnico di Milano.
He won the Switch2Product innovation challenge and is the winner of the «Young Researcher» award at the 2018 Euromech Conference.
Politecnico Di Torino - Italy
Prof. Antonio Gliozzi
Antonio Gliozzi is Associate Professor at the Politecnico di Torino since 2016. He graduated in Physics at the University of Torino in 1998 and earned a PhD in Physics in 2001 at the Università di Milano. Since 2003, he has been working at the Politecnico di Torino in the field of Experimental Physics of Matter with particular interest for nonlinear elasticity and wave propagation in solids and acoustic metamaterials. He has participated in various national and international research projects (STREP-EU, National Research Project-PRIN, Regional grants, industrial contracts), he has been local Coordinator of a European Project (AERONEWS) and Work Package Leader in several national and international projects. He was visiting scientist at the University of Le Havre in 2017. He is author of more than 80 publications in international journals (ISI), a book, several book chapters and proceedings.
Prof. Marco Scalerandi
Marco Scalerandi is Associate Professor at the Department of Applied Science and Technology of the Politecnico di Torino since December 2014. He obtained the graduation in Physics in 1991 at the Università di Torino and his PhD in Physics in 1996. He obtained in 2004 a permanent position as Research Assistant at the Physics Department of the Politecnico di Torino. His main research interest is in the field of the nonlinear elastodynamics and wave propagation in solids. He is author and co‐author of more than 100 paper on ISI journal, 5 invited book chapters and 42 articles on refereed proceedings of international conferences. In 2012 and 2015 he has been Invited Professor at the Engineering Faculty de L’Universitè du Maine (ENSIM) and in 2011 and 2013 invited Professor for one month at the Laboratoire d’Acoustique de L’Universitè du Maine (LAUM).
He was invited several times as Visiting scientist at the Los Alamos National Lab funded by the Institutional Support (LDRD) for a joined research in the field of Nonlinear Time Reversal Acoustics. He was participating to several national (PRIN) and international (Copernicus, Brite Euram, FET, etc.) projects. He was supervisor of several PhD students.
Federico Bosia graduated in Physics at the University of Torino in 1996 and obtained a PhD in Mechanical engineering in 2002 at EPFL (Switzerland). He has worked as research assistant and postdoc at the University of Roma “La Sapienza” (Italy), IFW Dresden (Germany), and the Politecnico di Torino (Italy). He obtained a permanent position at the University of Torino from 2007 to 2019 and is now Assistant Professor at PoliTo since 2020. He has published about 95 papers in leading international journals, including Physical Review Letters, Small, and Nanoscale. He is currently responsible for the FET-Open project BOHEME. He was previously involved as additional participant in an ERC Starting grant on bioinspired materials and as third party in a FET Proactive Grant project on the design of devices for regeneration of spinal cord injuries. He has experience in both experimental mechanics of composite materials and numerical multiscale modelling of fracture and elastic wave propagation.
Mauro Tortello graduated at the Politecnico di Torino in Electronic Engineering in 2004. In 2008 he obtained a PhD in Physics from the same institution where, from 2008, he was a research fellow at the Department of Applied Science and Technology (DISAT). Since 2018 he has a tenured Assistant Professor of Physics position at the Politecnico di Torino. His research interests are related to Experimental Condensed Matter Physics (superconductivity, 2D materials and graphene-based materials) and, more recently, to the investigation of the linear and nonlinear elastic properties of consolidated granular materials (rocks, concrete etc.), metals and composites. He is the author of more than 60 scientific publications in various international journals including, for example, Physical Review Letters, Reports on Progress in Physics and Nature Communications. He was awarded a Fulbright Research Scholar Grant for the year 2013-2014 thanks to which he worked for eight months as a Visiting Scholar at the Department of Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA. Among the various international collaborations, those that included a research period in the Institution of collaborators were at the Laboratory for Solid State Physics, ETH Zurich, Switzerland, at the Max-Planck Institute for Solid State Physics, in Stuttgart, Germany and finally at the Institute for Transuranium Elements , Joint Research Center of the European Commission, Karlsruhe, Germany.
Universita degli Studi di Torino - Italy
Prof Miguel Onorato
Miguel Onorato is Associate Professor at the Physics Department of the University of Torino. He graduated in Physics at the University of Torino and obtained a PhD in Fluid Mechanics from the Politecnico of Torino. He has been working in the last decade on ocean waves and he is considered an international expert in the field. He has published about 80 papers in leading international journals, including 11 in Physical Review Letters, 1 in Physics Reports and 1 in PNAS.
Besides ocean waves, he has worked in the field of fluid and wave turbulence, Bose Einstein condensates and, more in general, in statistical mechanics. He has been appointed visiting professor in different universities such as Swinburne University, Australia; University of Science and Technology of Lille 1, France; Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium; Institut Jean Le Rond d'Alembert, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France. He has participated in many international projects with funding from the Office of Naval Research (USA), from the European Union (Local PI of the FP7 Project “Design for ship safety in extreme seas”) and from the Italian Ministery of Research.
Francesco De Vita
Francesco De Vita is a post-doc at the Physics Department of the University of Turin. He graduated in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”. In the same institution he obtained a PhD degree in fluid dynamics at the Civil Engineering department. During the PhD he was involved in a project at the University Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris for the development of a multilayer Saint-Venant solver for shallow water. After the PhD he spent two years as post-doc at mechanics department of KTH in Stockholm, during which he was involved in the FETOPEN Microflusa project. His research interests are multiphase and complex flows with applications on breaking of ocean waves, emulsions in microchannels, non-Newtonian materials in porous media, fluid-structure interaction.
Università degli Studi di Trento - Italy
Prof. Nicola Maria Pugno
Nicola Maria Pugno is Full Professor of Solid and Structural Mechanics at the University of Trento (Italy). He received Master’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Physics, as well as a Ph.D in Fracture Mechanics and a Ph.D. in Biology. At UniTn he is founder and Head of the Laboratory of Bio-inspired, Bionic, Nano, Meta Materials & Mechanics (previously Professor, founder and Head of the Laboratory of Bio-Inspired Nanomechanics “Giuseppe Maria Pugno”, at the Politecnico di Torino, Italy).
In 2012, he was awarded an ERC Starting Grant on “Bioinspired Hierarchical NanoMaterials” and 3 subsequente ERC Proof of Concepts projects. He is currently coordinator of the FET Open project “BOHEME”, WP leader in FET Proactive project “NEUROFIBRES” and key personell in the FET “Graphene Flagship” (WP “composites”). He is aslo (part-time)Full Professor of Materials Science at Queen Mary University of London, London, UK (Computational Nanomechanics Group). He has published more than 400 International Journal papers on Solid-, Structural-, Fracture-, Bio- and Nano-Mechanics in leading international journals (including Nature, Science, Nature Materials and Nature Communications) mainly on nanotubes and graphene and bio-inspired nanomaterials (e.g. mimicking spider silk for extreme toughness, limpet teeth for extreme strength, gecko feet for smart adhesion, lotus leaves for self-cleaning, bone for self-healing, etc.). He is reviewer for about 100 International Journals and is in the Editorial Board of about 40 Int. J. including PlosOne and Scientific Reports (Nature Publishing Group) and Editor-in-chief of Frontiers in Materials and of its section Mechanics. In 2017 he was awarded the Griffith Medal & Prize by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3).
Diego Misseroni is an Assistant Professor of Solid and Structural Mechanics at the University of Trento, Italy. He earned his PhD in 'Engineering of Civil and Mechanical Structural Systems' from the University of Trento in 2013. He was Marie Curie experienced researcher at the Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Liverpool, UK, in 2014. In 2017, he was awarded the 'AIMETA Junior Prize' in Solid and Structural Mechanics(by the Italian Association of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics). His research interests are in the field of the Mechanics of Solids and Structures and include fracture mechanics; buckling and instabilities of structures undergoing large deformations; contact mechanics; wave propagation and metamaterials; elasto-plastic modelling and mechanical characterisation of traditional and advanced ceramics.
Maria F. Pantano
Maria F. Pantano received her B.S. degree, M.S. degree and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Calabria (Italy). During her PhD, she spent 18 months in the Micro and Nanomechanics Laboratory of Northwestern University, IL, USA. After the PhD in 2013, she joined the group of Prof. Pugno as postdoctoral fellow at University of Trento and since September 2014, she has been assistant professor in the same university.