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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

Keywords

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

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Projects 2017 2020

Research Output 2012 2018

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

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
Laminates
Composite materials
Polymers
8 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
File
Aircraft
Airfoils
Composite materials
Interfacial energy
Laminates
17 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
File
Nondestructive examination
Aircraft
Microwaves
Eddy currents
damage
4 Citations (Scopus)

Damage tolerance of bio-inspired helicoidal composites under low velocity impact

Ginzburg, D., Pinto, F., Iervolino, O. & Meo, M., 1 Feb 2017, In : Composite Structures. 161, p. 187-203 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Damage tolerance
Laminates
Composite materials
Impact testing
Carbon fiber reinforced plastics