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Nicola M. Pugno

Associate Professor
Solid and Structural Mechanics
Mechanical Technology Inc


Nicola M. Pugno was born in 1972 in Pavia, Italy and is currently married and has three babies. He holds a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master’s degree in Theoretical Physics, as well as a Ph.D. in Fracture Mechanics (Mathematical Foundations) and he is currently following a Ph.D in Biology (Learning Solid and Structural Mechanics from Spiders). He is a Professor of Solid and Structural Mechanics at the Politecnico di Torino, Italy. Founder and Head of the Laboratory of Bio-Inspired Nanomechanics “Giuseppe Maria Pugno” and Leader of the BioNanoMech [email protected] He has published more than 150 international journal papers on Solid-, Structural-, Fracture-, Bio- and Nano-Mechanics in leading international journals (e.g. Nature Materials). He is a Reviewer for more than 60 int. j. and is in the Editorial Board of more than 10 int. j. NMP has received the 2011 Ideas Award (of 1 M€, where “Excellence is the only selection criterion”) from the European Research Council.

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Research Interests: Solid-, Structural-, Fracture-, Bio- and Nano-Mechanics

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