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Biography
Prof. Nicola Pugno

Prof. Nicola Pugno

University of Trento

Bruno Kessler Foundation

Queen Mary University of London

Full Professor


Email: nicola.pugno@unitn.it


Qualifications

Ph.D., University of Torino, Biology

Ph.D., Politecnico di Torino, Solid and Structural Engineering

M.Sc., University of Torino, Physics

M.Sc., Politecnico di Torino, Mechanical Engineering


Publications(Selected)

  1. CARPINTERI; PUGNO N., Are the scaling laws on strength of solids related to mechanics or to geometry?, NATURE MATERIALS, pp. 421-423, 2005, Vol. 4, ISSN: 1476-1122.
  2. C.H. KE; PUGNO N.; B. PENG; H.D. ESPINOSA, Experiments and modeling of carbon nanotube NEMS device, JOURNAL OF THE MECHANICS AND PHYSICS OF SOLIDS, pp. 1314-1333, 2005, Vol. 53, ISSN: 0022-5096.
  3. PUGNO N., Space elevator: out of order?, NANO TODAY, pp. 44-47, 2007, Vol. 2, (Invited) Highlighted by Nature (450, 6, 2007) ISSN: 1748-0132. (see also the related stories in Nature: “The space elevator: going down? Study shows that proposed carbon nanotube cables won't hold up”, News at Nature, 22 May 2006; “Out of reach”, Nature 450, 22 November 2007).
  4. N. PUGNO, Spiderman gloves. NANO TODAY (2008), 3, 35-41. (See also the related stories in New Scientist: “Gecko power could turn you into a spider”, New Scientist, 28 April 2007, 26; “With no visibile means of support”, New Scientist, 19 July 2008, 23; “Ten sci-fiction that could soon be in your hands”, New Scientist, 26 January, 2009).
  5. PUGNO N.; F. BOSIA; A. CARPINTERI, Multiscale stochastic simulations for tensile testing of nanotube-based macroscopic cables, SMALL, pp. 1044-1052, 2008, Vol. 4, ISSN: 1613-6810.
  6. X. Shi, Y. Cheng, N. M. Pugno, H. Gao, Tunable water channels with carbon nanoscrolls. SMALL (2010), 6, 739-744.
  7. N. Pugno, The design of self-collapsed super-strong nanotube bundles. J. OF THE MECHANICS AND PHYSICS OF SOLIDS (2010), 58, 1397-1410.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.