Full Professor

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  •  +39 0984/496802
  •  +39 0984/494837
  •  +39 3423618365
  •  leonardo.pagnotta@unical.it
  •  Cube 46C- 2nd floor - Cube 44C- 4th floor
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Full Professor at the Mechanical, Energy and Management Engineering Department (DIMEG) of the University of Calabria (UNICAL), Italy. Currently, he is the Head of the Department, a member of the Academic Senate, the Coordinator of the PhD Programs of Mechanical Engineering and the head of the Laboratories of Mechanical Engineering at DIMEG. He holds courses both on the Bachelors’ and Masters’ Degrees in Mechanical Engineering. His research work has mainly focused on Mechanics of Materials, Experimental Mechanics and Mechanical Design. Recently, he has been studying nanostructured coatings, graphene-based composite materials, geopolymeric materials and materials beyond graphene. Recently he deals with the development and characterization of carbon fiber composite materials for robotic applications
Selected Publications

C. Lamuta, D. Campi, A. Cupolillo, Z.S. Aliev, M.B. Babanly, E.V. Chulkov, A. Politano, L. Pagnotta, Mechanical properties of Bi2Te3 topological insulator investigated by density fuctional theory and nanoindentation, Scripta Materialia 121 (2016) 50-55.
C. Lamuta, A. Cupolillo, A. Politano, Z. S. Aliev, M. B. Babanly, E. V. Chulkov, L. Pagnotta, Indentation fracture toughness of single-crystal Bi2Te3 topological insulators, Nano Research 9/4 (2016) 1032- 1042.
C. Lamuta, G. Di Girolamo, L. Pagnotta, Microstructural, mechanical and tribological properties of nanostructured YSZ coatings produced with different APS process parameters, Ceramics International 41/7 (2015) 8904-8914.
M. F. Pantano, R. Bernal, L. Pagnotta, H. D. Espinosa, Multiphysics Design and Implementation of a Microsystem for Displacement-Controlled Tensile Testing of Nanomaterials, Meccanica 50/2 (2015) 549-560.
M. F. Pantano, S. Nigro, L. Pagnotta, On the Effective Viscosity Expression for Modeling Squeeze-Film Damping at Low Pressure, Journal of Tribology, 136/3 (2014) 25-29.

Lines of Research

Numerical methodologies for stress analysis.
Reliability design of ceramic material components.
Structural optimization of mechanical components in composite material.
Development and application of experimental mechanics methods.
Characterization of ceramic thermal barrier coatings (TBCs) and metallic coatings.
Effects of squeeze fi lm damping on MEMS-based structures.
Nanostructured coatings.
Graphene-based composite materials, geopolymeric materials and materials beyond graphene.

Thesis Proposals and Topics
Several topics are currently available. Interested students are suggested to drop by during office hours.