Politecnico di Torino

Nicola Pugno

2012 Engineering & Technology

Nicola Pugno, was an engineer and physicist at Politecnico di Torino, Italy,  until he transfered to the University of Trento in 2012. He has already made the news for his research on hierarchical nanotube or graphene adhesive systems strong enough to suspend a person’s full body weight from a wall or a ceiling but also easily detachable. He is also the founder and Head of the Laboratory of Bio-inspired Nanomechanics, receiver of the 2011 Starting Grant from the European Research Council, and author of about 180 papers on solid, structural and fracture mechanics, biomechanics and nanomechanics in leading international journals.

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