Alfonso Pagani

Full Professor (L. 240)
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (DIMEAS)

Profile

Research interests

Aerospace engineering
Aircraft
Composites
Compositi
Computational mechanics
Deployable structures
Moduli pressurizzati
Moduli spaziali
Multiscale modelling
Nonlinear dynamics
Solid mechanics
Spacecraft design
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Strutture spaziali

Biography

Alfonso Pagani serves as associate professor at the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Politecnico di Torino. He earned a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering at City University of London in 2016 and, earlier, a Ph.D. in Fluid-dynamics (Aeroelasticity) at Politecnico di Torino. Recently, Dr. Pagani has been awarded an EU-H2020 ERC starting grant for an exploratory study into a new approach to the problem of design, manufacturing and analysis of variable stiffness composite materials (www.pre-eco.eu). In 2018, Alfonso joined California Institute of Technology as visiting associate to work on acoustics of meta-materials. Also, he spent research periods at Purdue University in 2016, where he worked on micro-mechanics of fibre-reinforced composites; RMIT Melbourne in 2014; and at Universidade do Porto in 2013. Alfonso is the co-author of some 120 publications. He acts as a reviewer for more than 20 International journals and is associate editor for Advances in Aircraft and Spacecraft Structures, an Int’l Journal edited by Techno-Press, and International Journal of Dynamics and Control, Springer Nature.

Skills

ERC sectors

PE8_1 - Aerospace engineering
PE8_4 - Computational engineering
PE8_12 - Lightweight construction, textile technology
PE8_8 - Materials engineering (metals, ceramics, polymers, composites, etc.)

SDG

Goal 9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

Awards and Honors

  • Borsa di studio intitolata a Ernesto e Ben Omega Petrazzini conferred by Accademia delle Scienze di Torino, Italy (2012)
  • Premio Aldo Muggia conferred by Associazione Ingegneri e Architetti ex Allievi del Politecnico di Torino, Italy (2012)
  • Ian Marshall's award for the best student paper conferred by International Conference on Composite Structures Committee, Italy (2013)
  • Best Paper Award ACAM8 conferred by National Committee on Applied Mechanics, Australia, Italy (2014)
  • ERC Starting Grant conferred by European Research Council (ERC), Italy (2019)

Fellowships

  • Executive Committee member - NAFEMS - International Association Engineering Modelling, Italia (2018-)
  • Effective member - American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), Stati Uniti (2017-)
  • Effective member - Associazione Italiana di Aeronautica e Astronautica (AIDAA), Italia (2014-)
  • Effective member - American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME), Stati Uniti (2013-)
  • Effective member - Associazione Italiana di Meccanica Teorica e Applicata (AIMETA), Italia (2013-)

Editorial boards

  • INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF DYNAMICS AND CONTROL (2020-), Associate Editor of magazine or editorial series
  • ADVANCES IN AIRCRAFT AND SPACECRAFT SCIENCE (2014-), Associate Editor of magazine or editorial series

Conferences

  • 2nd International Conference on Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures (ICMAMS) (19/10/2020-22/10/2020), Participation to the organizing committee
  • 1st International Conference on Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures (ICMAMS) (17/6/2018-20/6/2018), Participation to the organizing committee
  • 6th European Conference on Computational Mechanics (ECCM 6) (11/6/2018-15/6/2018), Co-organizer of the minisymposium "Advanced modelling and optimization of straight-fibre and tow-steered composite structures"
  • XXIII Congresso Italiano dell'Associazione Italiana di Aeronautica e Astronautica (AIDAA) (17/11/2015-19/11/2015), Participation to the organizing committee

Other research or teaching roles outside Politecnico

  • Visiting Researcher, presso California Institute of Technology (Caltech) (1/12/2018-31/7/2019)
  • Visiting Researcher, presso Purdue University (1/10/2016-30/11/2016)
  • Visiting Researcher, presso RMIT - Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University (1/9/2014-31/12/2014)

Teaching

Collegi of the PhD programmes

  • INGEGNERIA MECCANICA, 2022/2023 (39. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA MECCANICA, 2021/2022 (38. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA MECCANICA, 2020/2021 (37. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA MECCANICA, 2019/2020 (36. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO

Collegi of the degree programmes

Teachings

PhD

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Master of Science

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Bachelor of Science

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Research

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Publications

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Society and Enterprise

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