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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

  • 16 Article
  • 6 Conference contribution
  • 1 Chapter
  • 1 Review article

3D bio-inspired hierarchical discontinuous CFRP with enhanced ductility

Rizzo, F., Pinto, F. & Meo, M., 9 Jul 2019, In : Composite Structures. 226, 111202.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Development of multifunctional hybrid metal/carbon composite structures

Rizzo, F., Pinto, F. & Meo, M., 15 Aug 2019, In : Composite Structures. 222, 110907.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

High-velocity impact response on advanced hybrid composite structures

Rizzo, F., D'Agostino, T., Pinto, F. & Meo, M., 1 Jan 2019, Smart Structures and NDE for Energy Systems and Industry 4.0. Niezrecki, C., Gath, K. & Meyendorf, N. G. (eds.). SPIE, 109730T. (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; vol. 10973).

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

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


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