Alessandro Pegoretti

Full Professor – University of Trento, Italy

Short biography

Alessandro Pegoretti is full professor of Materials Science and Technology at the Department of Industrial Engineering of the University of Trento, Italy, where he currently serves as director of the Doctoral School in Materials, Mechatronics and Systems Engineering.

He is the head of the Polymer and Composites Laboratory of the University of Trento whose principal research interests are currently focused on (i) deformation, yield, and fracture mechanics of polymers and composites; (ii) processing and characterization of multiphase polymeric materials; (iii) environmentally friendly polymers and composites (biodegradable, from renewable resources, recyclable); and (iv) polymers and composites with functional properties (shape memory, damage monitoring, etc.).

He has over 25 years of experience in polymers and composite materials with the leading responsibility of several national and international research projects with both public and private companies. Between 1995 and 1997, he spent a period as visiting research scientist at the Institute of Materials Science of the University of Connecticut (USA), and from 2015 to 2017, he was special visiting researcher at the Mechanical Engineering Department of the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Florianópolis, Brazil.

He is author or co-author of more than 200 papers published on peer-reviewed international scientific journals with a Scopus H-index of 31. He also authored books, books chapters and patents.

He is currently associate editor of the Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites, specialty chief editor of Frontiers in Materials: Polymeric and Composite Materials, and a member of the editorial board of the international scientific journals eXPRESS Polymer Letters, Composite Interfaces, Journal of Nanomaterials, and Journal of Composites Science.

He regularly serves as a referee for various grant agencies such as the Italian Ministry for University and Research (MIUR), the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), Fund for Scientific Research (F.R.S.-FNRS)—Belgium, Grant Agency of the Czech Republic (GACR), and Hungarian Scientific Research Fund (OTKA).