Our team is characterized by a strong national diversity and training, with a backgrounds in applied mathematics, mechanical engineering, material science and computer science. It is made of four categories:

  1. Research scientists
  2. Postdoctoral research fellows
  3. PhD students
  4. Master students (who are encouraged to undertake a successful career in research)
  5. Visiting students​


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Principal Investigator

  • Professor in Mechanical Engineering

    Research Interests: Aging of Composite Structures, Computational Strategies, Damage Modeling, Coupling Strategies, Degradation of Composite Structures, Environmental Degradation, Mechanical Degradation

Research Scientist

  • Research Interests: Aging of Composite Structures, Sensors, Degradation of Composite Structures, Mechanical Characterisation, Manufacturing - nanoreinforced composite materials

Postdoctoral Fellow

  • Research Interests: Composite Materials, Mechanical Characterisation, Measuring Damage Mechanisms, Fracture mechanics, Digital Image Correlation

PhD Student

  • Research Interests: Finite Element Method, Coupling Strategies, Damage Modeling, Nanocomposites
  • Research Interests: Nanocomposites, Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) of Composites, Damage Characterization, Mechanical Degradation, Degradation of Composite Structures
  • MS/PhD Program

    Research Interests: Nanomaterials, Solar Energy, Mechanical Characterisation, Multifunctional Nanocomposites, Composite Materials, Nanocomposites
  • Research Interests: Computational Mechanics, Finite Element Method, Damage Modeling, Coupling Strategies, Degradation of Composite Structures, Interface Degradation
  • Research Interests: Nanomaterials, Nanocomposites, Thermal Characterisation, Mechanical testing - nanoreinforced composite materials, Composite Materials, Computational Mechanics, Materials modeling
  • PhD candidate​
    Research Interests: Identification - Full Field Measurement, Computational Strategies
  • Research Interests: Plant Science, 3D Visualization Techniques, X-ray micro-Computed Tomography
  • Research Interests: Digital Image Correlation, Identification - Full Field Measurement, Scientific visualization
  • Research Interests: Sensors, Multifunctional Nanocomposites
  • Research Interests: Coupling Strategies, Peridynamic Theory, Continuum Mechanics, Computational Fracture Mechanics, Finite Element Method, Computational Mechanics

Master Student

  • Research Interests: Computational Strategies, Manufacturing - nanoreinforced composite materials, Computational Mechanics, Fracture mechanics, Continuum Mechanics

Research Assistant

  • ​Senior Research Assistant​​

Lab Technician

  • Research Technician​

    Building 4, Level 2, 2207-WS01

Research Intern

  • ​Visiting Student from University of Padova
    Research Interests:  Electro-mechanical coupling of thin films in flexible elctronics, Multi-functional Materials, Structural and Chemical Characterizations, Mechanical Characterisation, Nanocomposites, Nanomaterials