Exhibitors 2022


Struttura dispiegabile a memoria di forma

Struttura dispiegabile a memoria di forma

The project presents a creative use of 3D printing for the realization of a component made of PEEK and composite material with a multifunctional polymer matrix (i.e. capable of offering multiple functions at the same time). This prototype smart component is able to integrate into a simple opening kinematics of a supporting system for antennas and / or solar panels, which occurs through the activation of a nanostructured material with a polymeric shape memory by electromagnetic stimulus.
The prototype is an example of how light, multifunctional and sustainable multi-material structures can be created. The multifunctional material printed with specific design, in fact, is able to perform the function of hinge, sensor and actuator by itself.

Struttura dispiegabile a memoria di forma

Francesca Nanni, Mario Bragaglia, Lorenzo Paleari, Luisa Petti, Manuela Ciocca, Arvind Gurusekaran

Francesca Nanni, the project coordinator, graduated in the academic year 1996-1997 in Chemical Engineering from the University of Rome "La Sapienza". In 2000 she carried out research on self-diagnostic composite materials at the Japanise Fine Ceramic Center (JFCC) in Nagoya (Japan). In 2001 she carried out research at the University of Rome "La Sapienza". In 2003 she became a PhD in Materials Engineering at the University of Rome "Tor Vergata", where she worked as a Researcher from 2002 to 2010. She is currently an Associate Professor of Materials Science and Technology (ING.IND / 22) at the Department of Business Engineering of the University of Rome "Tor Vergata", and teaches the courses Fundamentals of Materials Science and Metallurgy for the Degree courses in Mechanical Engineering and Energy Engineering, and of the Materials courses for Industrial and Ceramic and Composite Production for the Master's Degree courses in Management Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science. Since 2003 she has been in the Teaching Body of the PhD in Industrial Design and Production Engineering. She is a member of AIMAT (Italian Materials Association), of the INSTM (Interuniversity Consortium for Materials Science and Technology) and of ECNP (European Center for Nanostructured Polymers).
Member of the scientific committee of several congresses and of the ASI workshop held in July 2016 on “Additive Manufacturing for Space: State of the art, Developments and Perspectives”. Chairman of the IX ECNP Conference on Nanostructured Polymers and Nanocomposites (Rome, Sept. 2016), editor of Polymer International magazine, reviewer of more than 10 international journals in the field of Materials Science and Technology, Principal Investigator of 26 Industrial Research projects and Participant / Responsible for 10 National / EU Scientific Research Projects in participation in public tenders.
Author of more than 60 articles in international peer-reviewed journals, and more than 50 conference proceedings. She is the author of the chapter "Electromagnetic properties of polymer CNT composites" in "Polymer carbon nanotube composites: synthesis, properties and applications" Editors: Dr Tony McNally and Dr Petra Pötschke Woodhead Publishing Limited. Co-author of 3 patents. Co-founder of a university spin-off Tecnosens srl.



 Research
  E.02 (pav. E) - Università di Roma Tor Vergata
 2022

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