Giorgio De Pasquale

Biella (Italy), July 5 1982 E-mail: Scopus ID: 23492159700 ORCID: 0000-0002-9507-3960 Education 2010 PhD Summa Cum Laude – Mechanical Eng., Politecnico di Torino. Thesis on “Mechanical design of microsystems: dynamic and fatigue behavior” Current position 2016-on Associate Professor, Politecnico di Torino Scientific activities Head of the “Smart Structures and Systems” Lab., Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Dept., Politecnico di Torino Research activities and areas The academic research is addressed to the design, prototyping and validation of smart structures and systems characterized by multi-functionality, integration and advanced performances, in combination with advanced materials and/or fabrication processes. These activities are hosted by the “Smart Structures and Systems” Laboratory. The topics related to the smart structures include high specific strength design, lightweight design, properties transition (functionally graded structures), multi-materials design, cellular/lattice structures and multifunctional components, biomimetics, identification of structural damage and predictive monitoring. The topics related to the integrated systems include complex components with environmental adaptability (sensing, actuation and control), flexible components with embedded sensing functions (e-textiles, smart fabrics, and flexible electronics), special performances components (biocompatibility, wearability, etc), sensors integration and smart sensors networking. The applicative areas of the scientific research include structural parts of ground vehicles, aircrafts and space vehicles, industrial systems and components, wearable systems for the human body, human-machine interfaces (HMIs), multi-material/functionalized components for energy absorption, conveyor belts and flexible components.
  • Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy