Prior to joining the University of Nottingham as a lecturer in Dynamics and Control (June 2013) Dimitrios conducted research in Structural Dynamics and Vibroacoustics within EADS Astrium (currently Airbus Defense and Space) at Les Mureaux, France (2009-'12). The research was funded by the EU FP7 project coded MID-FREQUENCY and resulted in the attribution of a PhD from the Ecole Centrale de Lyon. He also holds a MSc with Distinction in Automotive Systems Engineering by Loughborough University (2008-'09) and a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (2003-'08).
FABES Research Ltd,
Ruoyang (Andrew) Wu
University of Utah
Dr. Ruoyang (Andrew) Wu received his Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Utah in the USA and has been working on the seismic rehabilitation of structures using advanced composites, such as Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymers (CFRP) in the past years. He also has worked on developing numerical models for predicting bond behaviors in the reinforced concrete beams. Currently, Dr. Wu works at Wilson & Company as a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in transportation structures design and his research interests include Ultra High Performance Concrete (UHPC), FRP laminates and bars, and Shaped Memory Steel.
University of Pardubice
University of Seville
Mercedes Jiménez-Rosado studied Industrial Chemical Engineering at the University of Seville, Spain and graduated as MS in 2018. She joined the research group of Technology and Design of Multicomponent Products (TEP-229) through a research grant, developing superabsorbent soy protein-based matrices with micronutrients for horticulture. There, she has gained experience in different fields, such as biopolymers, bioplastics and biomaterials. Actually, she is hired by a predoctoral contract from the Spanish Government under the doctoral program “Installations and Systems for Industry”. She has published 25 JCR indexed articles. In addition, she has participated in 50 national and international congress.
Jose Fernando Rubio Valle
University of Huelva
José Fernando Rubio-Valle studied material engineering at the University of Seville, Spain and completed her MS in 2018. He joined the research group of Complex Fluid Engineering (TEP-185) through a research grant, valorization and characterization of lignocellulosic-based material. There, He has gained experience in any different fields, such as biopolymers and bioplastics. He is currently working under a predoctoral contract from the Spanish government under the doctoral program "Industrial and Environmental Science and Technology." He has published 12 JCR-indexed articles. In addition, he has participated in 16 national and international congresses.
Francesca Lionetto is an Assistant Professor in Principles of Chemical Engineering at the Department ofInnovation Engineering of the University of Salento (Italy). She is recognized internationally for her researchcontributions and achievements in polymer and polymer composite science and technology. She has been avisiting scientist at the University of Nottingham (UK) and at the University of Kaiserslautern (Germany). Since 2005 she is Instructor of Record of courses concerning the Science and Technology of Materials, and inparticular Polymer Composites and Nanocomposites at the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Salento.
She is the author of more than 120 scientific publications on international journals, conference proceedings, and book chapters. She is a member of the Editorial Board of two international peer-reviewed scientific journals and a reviewer for about 40 international journals. She is the author of 2 national patents and 1 submitted European patent. She has scientific collaborations with several Italian and international research institutions. She has carried out research in several European, national and regional projects. Her research activity is related to the rheological, thermal and transport properties of polymers and polymer-based composites and nanocomposite materials. More specifically, her research interests are i) polymer rheology; ii) curing kinetics of thermosetting matrices; iii) polymer composite processing and joining; iv) heat transfer modeling during composite manufacturing; v) polymer-based nanocomposites; vi) hybrid welding of dissimilar materials; vii) ultrasonic wave propagation; viii) microplastics.