Nicola Bonora

EDUCATION
PH.D. | 1994 | UNIVERSITY OF ROME “LA SAPIENZA”
· Major: Aerospace Engineering
· Minor: Materials Science, Fracture and Damage Mechanics
MSC IN ENGINEERING | 1990 | UNIVERSITY OF ROMA “LA SAPIENZA”
· Major: Aeronautical Engineering
· Minor: Materials and Technology, Composite materials

SKILLS & ABILITIES
MANAGEMENT
· Research Leader of several research projects and grants sponsored by EU, National and Regional Government.
· Responsible for technology transfer projects and R&D projects for National and International Industrial Partners (SAIMPEM, GE, TENARIS, TECTUBI, ALLIED, AVIO, AERO SEKUR, etc.)
LEADERSHIP
· 2018- present. Head of Department, Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering, University of Cassino and Southern Lazio
· 2015- present Scientific Coordinator of the Italian Scientific Society of Mechanical Engineering Design (AIAS)
· 2015- present Associate Technical Editor of Journal of Dynamic Behavior of Materials ISSN: 2199-7446 Journal no. 40870.
· 2015-2018. Member of the Board of Governors of the University of Cassino, Italy
· 2011- present. Chief Executive Officer of TECHDYN Engineering, academic spin-off company of the University of Cassino and Southern Lazio.
· 2011- present. Associate Technical Editor of “Frattura e Integrità Strutturale Journal”
· 2009-2011. Member of the Board of Governors of the University of Cassino, Italy
· 2008-2011. Pro tempore Department Vice Chair at the University of Cassino, Italy.
· 2005- present. Team Leader of Machine Design at the University of Cassino and Southern Lazio, Italy
· 2003-present. Member of the Board of AIAS – Italian Association of Stress Analysis
RESEARCH IN BRIEF
· Research in the field of modelling materials behavior under extreme conditions (high strain rates, elevated temperature, pressure, large strain), fracture mechanics and damage mechanics, creep, experimental characterization, finite element simulation and computational mechanics, characterization and damage assessment of additively manufactured materials (metals and alloys).

EXPERIENCE

Full PROFESSOR | UNIVERSITY Of cassino and Southern Lazio, Italy | 1996-today

  • Professor of Machine Design

CEO | TECHDYN Engineering | 2011-today

  • Business strategies development and Chief Scientist

National Academy oF Sciences FELLOWISHP | AFRL Eglin Air Force Base, Fl. USA | 2004

  • Research on damage modeling of dense metals under extreme operative conditions.

ANALYST | CEMISS MILITARY Center OF STRATEGIC STUDIES/ITALIAN Ministry OF DEFENSE | 1998-2003

  • Analyst and consultant.

VISITING SCIENTIST | AFRL (US Air FORCE RESEARCH LABORATORY)/EOARD | 1996-2001

  • Visiting Scientist under Window on Science Program at Eglin AFB, Wright-Patterson AFB, Kirkland AFB.

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE | Wayne STATE UNIVERSITY, MI - USA | 1994-1996

  • Developed innovative damage modeling for traditional materials and composites.

Internal researcher | Battelle Memorial Institute, OH -USA | 1991-1993

  • Fracture Analyst. Contributed in developing new solutions for design and full scale testing for structural integrity assessment of nuclear power plant pressurized components.

AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS

MBDA “IDEA” AWARD | MBDA ITaly | 2015

  • MBDA Innovation Award for innovative R&D activity in the field of enabling technology for missile applications

ASME AWARD | ASME – PRESSURE VESSEL AND PIPING CONFERENCE | 2013

  • Contributing author.

ONE STAR MBDA AWARD | MBDA ITaly | 2012

  • MBDA Innovation Award for advances in integrity assessment of ceramic radome for missile applications

MSC EMEA VPD AWARD | MSC SOFTWARE | 2009

  • Innovative Collaboration in R&D Award.

ASSOCIATESHIP AWARD | US NAtional ACademies of Science | 2004

  • In recognition of the advanced in damage mechanics studies

VISITING SCIENTIST | Los alamos national Laboratory, NM, USA | 2004

  • Lecturer at Los Alamos National Laboratory

VISITING SCIENTIST | US AIR FORCE Eglin AFB, FL. USA | 2004

  • Lecturer at Munitions Directorate

Window on science | Air Force Research Laboratory, USA | 1999-2002

  • Lecturer at: Munitions Directorate Eglin AFB, Space Vehicles Directorate, Kirtland AFB Directorate, Materials Directorate, Wright Patterson AFB.

“Capocaccia” Award | AIAS – Italian Association foR stress Analysis, ITaly | 1996

  • Best paper award

ALENIA INNOVATION Award | ALENIA, ITaly | 1991

Outstanding graduation thesis in Aeronautics