Antonio Rinaldi is currently an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Chemical Science and Technology at the University of Rome "Tor Vergata" and in the local multidisciplinary center for nanotechnology (NAST). Since 2006 he teaches a course Materials Technology and Applied Chemistry (emphasis on concrete) in the School of Engineering and is the manager of the SEM lab at NAST. He was formerly a Visiting Research Professor at Arizona State University (2004-2006) in the newborn cluster for nanotechnology research. He has been also a research consultant for ISPESL (now INAIL) since 2007.


Graduated with laude in Rome (2001), he was awarded an MS (2002) and a PhD (2004) in mechanical engineering from Arizona State University (ASU), Tempe AZ, USA, specializing in Damage Mechanics with Prof Dusan Krajcinovic. Besides being involved in academia, he is also a practioner engineer registered with the Engineering Society of Rome and holds industry qualifications such as non-destructive structural control (II degree metallographer accredited with CICPND) and a Six Sigma black belt certification (from ASU).  


Main research field: damage and fracture mechanics, creep (detection, modeling, and design), structural analysis and engineering, materials technology, experimental characterization of materials and processes, nanotechnology (e.g. nanomechanics, nanobiotechnology, nanometrology, micromachining and microfabrication techniques), microscopy (optical, SEM, AFM, SPM, FIB), tissue engineering, renewable energy resources, preservation and monitoring of artwork and historical heritage.




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