CNR â€“ Research National Council of Italy
IPCB â€“ Institute of Polymers, Composites and Biomaterials (UOS Napoli/Portici)
P.le E. Fermi, Granatello
80055 Portici (Naples), Italy
Mauro Zarrelli, born in 1974, he received his Master degree cum Laude in Material Engineering at University of Naples in 1998 and his PhD degree in Advanced Materials at Cranfield University in 2004. He was assistant Research at School of industrial and Manufacturing Science at Cranfield University from 1998 to 2002 working on thermo-chemo characterization of novel polymer composite matrix for aerospace application (Cranfield University - EPSRC funded project) and he received an AUDI Foundation grant (2001) as young researcher for the development of new holder jig to measure mechanical modulus during the polymerization reaction of modified thermosetting matrix system. He has extensively worked on cure induced stress deformation during the manufacturing of composites and physical-chemical changes due to the polymerization of thermosetting resin. From 2002 to 2004 as Responsible for the Thermal Analysis and Mechanical activities of Italian Aerospace Research Centre (CIRA) in Italy, he was involved in several EU and national projects within the area of composites characterization and design. He is currently Permanent Researcher at the Institute of Polymers, Composites and Biomaterials (IPCB) at National Research Council (CNR) of Italy. He is currently contract professor for the University of Campania at the Dept. of Industrial and Information Engineering holding the course of “Experimental technique for Aerospace Structures” for the Aerospace Engineering faculty since 2015. His main research interests include: development of advanced composites, mechanical characterization of material and structures, nano-reinforcement of thermosetting resin for composites application, cure dependent property, cure induced stresses in composite, viscoelasticity, and (as Responsible for an on going national project) resistance to fire of micro and nanoloaded thermosets. His has published more than 60 scientific peer-reviewed papers in international journal, more than 80 contributions to international and national conferences and 6 book contributions.
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