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Research interests

Dr Pinto’s main area of research is focused on the development of intelligent materials and structures via the introduction of new functionalities, enhancing mechanical and thermo-electrical properties for applications in the fields of Aerospace, Automotive, Energy and Sport industries.

Current research interests include:

  • Multiscale smart composites
  • Polymeric materials and nanocomposites for structural and non-structural applications
  • Bio-inspired composites for improved impact resistance in automotive and aerospace applications
  • Hybrid materials with NDE/SHM features
  • Active Polymers for shape morphing and adaptive structures in aerospace and industrial applications (morphing structures, soft actuators and sensors)
  • Graphene, Carbon-Nanotubes and Non-Newtonian fluids reinforced composite materials (hardness and damping)

Education/Academic qualification

Mechanical Engineering, Doctor of Philosophy, University of Bath


  • TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
  • multiscale composites
  • smart materials and structures
  • hybrid laminates

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Projects 2017 2021

Research Output 2012 2019

  • 14 Article
  • 5 Conference contribution
  • 1 Chapter
  • 1 Review article

Development of multifunctional hybrid metal/carbon composite structures

Rizzo, F., Pinto, F. & Meo, M., 24 Apr 2019, In : Composite Structures. 222, 110907.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

A Thermoplastic Polymer Coating for Improved Impact Resistance of Railways CFRP Laminates

Cuomo, S., Rizzo, F., Pucillo, G., Pinto, F. & Meo, M., 26 Jun 2018, European Society for Composite Materials (ESCM): ECCM18 - 18th Conference on Composite Materials (24-28 June 2018 Athens).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Bioinspired pseudoductile composite laminates with hierarchical energy absorption mechanism

Rizzo, F., Pinto, F. & Meo, M., 27 Mar 2018, International Society for Optics and Photonics: Bioinspiration, Biomimetics, and Bioreplication VIII. Vol. 10593.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Energy absorption
Carbon fibers
Composite materials
10 Citations (Scopus)

Low energy actuation technique of bistable composites for aircraft morphing

Nicassio, F., Scarselli, G., Pinto, F., Ciampa, F., Iervolino, O. & Meo, M., 1 Apr 2018, In : Aerospace Science and Technology. 75, p. 35-46 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Composite materials
Interfacial energy
29 Citations (Scopus)

Recent advances in active infrared thermography for non-destructive testing of aerospace components

Ciampa, F., Mahmoodi, P., Pinto, F. & Meo, M., 16 Feb 2018, In : Sensors (Switzerland). 18, 2, 609.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
Nondestructive examination
Eddy currents


Smart Multifunctional Composite Materials for Improvement of Structural and Non-Structural Properties

Author: Pinto, F., 31 Dec 2013

Supervisor: Meo, M. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD