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Nicola Pugno

Professor of Solid and Structural Mechanics at the University of Trento;
Scientific Responsible of Graphene Nanocomposites at the Bruno Kessler Foundation;
Professor of Materials Science at the Queen Mary University of London;
Member of the Scientific and Technical Committee of the Italian Space Agency.


Address: Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile, Ambientale e Meccanica
Università di Trento, via Mesiano, 77 I-38123 Trento (Italia)
Office location: III piano, Stanza 328
Tel: +39 0461 282525
Mob: +39 338 6275625
Fax: +39 0461 282599
E-mail: nicola.pugno@unitn.it
Skype: nicola.pugno

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Publications

Full list of publications

5 SELECTED PAPERS
  1. A. Carpinteri, N. Pugno. Are the scaling laws on strength of solids related to mechanics or to geometry?, NATURE MATERIALS (2005), 4, 421-423.
  2. S.W. Cranford, A. Tarakanova, N. Pugno, M.J. Buehler. Nonlinear material behaviour of spider silk yields robust webs, NATURE (2012), 482, 72-78. Cover Story and 18 pages of Supplementary Information, DOI 10.1038/nature10739.
  3. P. H. Tan, W. P. Han, W. J. Zhao, Z. H. Wu, K. Chang, H. Wang, Y. F. Wang, N. Bonini, N. Marzari, N. Pugno, G. Savini, A. Lombardo, A. C. Ferrari. The shear mode of multi-layer graphene, NATURE MATERIALS (2012), 11, 294-300.
  4. J. Zang, Q. Wang, Q. Tu, S. Ryu, N. Pugno, M. Buehler, X. Zhao. Multifunctionality and control of the crumpling and unfolding of large-area graphene, NATURE MATERIALS (2013), 12, 321-325.
  5. S. Lin, S. Ryu, O. Tokareva, G. Gronau, M.M. Jakobsen, W. Huang, D.J. Rizzo, D. Li, C. Staii, N. Pugno, J.Y. Wong, D.L. Kaplan, M.J. Buehler. Predictive modelling-based design and experiments for synthesis and spinning of bioinspired silk fibres. NATURE COMMUNICATIONS (2015) 6, 6892.
  

Curriculum

Curriculum vitae

Research topics

  1. Bio-inspired hierarchical super nanomaterials (eg. self-healing)
  2. Super-strong graphene, nanotubes and related bundles and composites (e.g. flaw tolerant space elevator cables)
  3. Smart adhesion of insects, spiders and geckos and related gecko-inspired nanostructured surfaces (e.g. Spiderman suits)
  4. Self-cleaning & anti-adhesive super-hydrophobic leaves and related lotus-inspired nanostructured surfaces (e.g. anti-ice)
  5. Spider-silk and web and related spider-inspired super-tough materials and structures (e.g. anti- catastrophes)
  6. Design and fabrication of Nano Electro Mechanical Systems (eg. nanotubes or graphene based)
  7. Hierarchical fibre bundle models, ropes, tissues and cellular solids (eg. role of hierarchy)
  8. Graphene nanoscrolls and related systems (eg. nanomotors)
  9. Nanomedicine: tumor cellular growth, nanovector therapeutics and scaffolds for the regenerative medicine (eg. flexible nanovectors)
  10. Nanoindentation and related size- and shape-effects (eg. universal scaling laws on hardness)
  11. Quantized Fracture Mechanics, in quasi-static, dynamic and fatigue regimes (eg. role of defects in graphene)
  12. Nanoscale Weibull & Fractal Statistics and related size-effects on material strength (e.g. nanotubes statistics)
  13. Multiscale fragmentation under impact and explosions and structural dynamics (e.g. universal scaling laws on energy dissipation)

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