EPM-Technology Chair and Professor of Composite Materials
University of Derby
Prof Maligno holds a Laurea Degree in Nuclear Engineering (University of Palermo, Italy). Prof Maligno then completed his PhD in Mechanics of Composite Materials at The University of Nottingham (UK). Prof Maligno has significant experience in the R&D analysis and design of structural components. He has been involved in several multi-disciplinary research and industrial projects aimed to investigate the response of advanced engineering materials and structures to various types of external loading and environmental conditions, using a combination of analytical, numerical and experimental techniques. Prof Maligno has worked in Academic institutions at the University of Palermo (Italy); The University of Nottingham (UK); Loughborough University (UK). Prof Maligno held several positions in Industry and Consultancy sector in the field of aerospace, defence, nuclear engineering. He also worked for Rolls Royce UTC as a Research Engineer in collaboration with the University of Nottingam (UK). Prof Maligno has been appointed Professor of Composite Materials at the Institute of Innovative Sustanable Engineering (IISE) - University of Derby. In this role he leads research related to the mechanics of composite materials, design and analysis of advanced structures with particular emphasis on hybrid structures for harsh environment, high temperature applications in the aerospace, defence, energy industry.
Mechanics of composite materials, design and analysis of advanced materials (including C/C, SiC/SiC, MMC composites) and structures for harsh environment, high temperature applications in the aerospace, defence, energy industry.