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Prof. Nicola Pugno
University of Trento, Italy
Professor


Email: nicola.pugno@unitn.it


Qualifications

2002–2004  M.Sc., Physics, University of Torino, Torino, Italy

1995–1998  Ph.D., Department of Structural Engineering and Geotechnics, Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy

1991–1995  M.Sc., Engineering, Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy

Publications(Selected)
  1. A. Carpinteri, N. Pugno, Are the scaling laws on strength of solids related to mechanics or to geometry? NATURE MATERIALS, June (2005), 4, 421-423.
  2. N. Pugno, Towards a Spiderman suit: large invisible cables and self-cleaning releasable super-adhesive materials. J. OF PHYSICS – COND. MAT. (2007), 19, 395001 (17pp).
  3. N. Pugno. The role of defects in the design of the space elevator cable: from nanotube to megatube. ACTA MATERIALIA (2007), 55, 5269-5279.
  4. N. Pugno, The design of self-collapsed super-strong nanotube bundles. J. OF THE
  5. MECHANICS AND PHYSICS OF SOLIDS (2010), 58, 1397-1410.
  6. F. Bosia, M. Buehler, N. Pugno, Hierarchical simulations for the design of super-tough nanofibres inspired by spider silk. PHYSICAL REVIEW E (2010), 82, 056103 (7pp).