Staff profile

Professor Angelo Maligno

Research Chair in Composite Materials

Staff member Angelo Maligno


College of Science and Engineering




Derby Campus



Prof Maligno holds a Laurea Degree in Nuclear Engineering (University of Palermo, Italy). Prof Maligno then completed his PhD in Mechanics of Composite Materials at The University of Nottingham (UK). Prof Maligno has significant experience in the R&D analysis and design of structural components. He has been involved in several multi-disciplinary research and industrial projects aimed to investigate the response of advanced engineering materials and structures to various types of external loading and environmental conditions, using a combination of analytical, numerical and experimental techniques. Prof Maligno has worked in Academic institutions at the University of Palermo (Italy); The University of Nottingham (UK); Loughborough University (UK). Prof Maligno held several positions in Industry and Consultancy sector in the field of aerospace, defense, nuclear engineering. He also worked for Rolls Royce UTC as a Research Engineer in collaboration with the University of Nottingham (UK).

Research interests

Prof Maligno has been appointed EPM-Technology Chair and Professor of Composite Materials at the Institute of Innovative Sustainable Engineering (IISE) - University of Derby. In this role he leads research related to the mechanics of composite materials, design and analysis of advanced structures with particular emphasis on Nano-Augmented/Nano-Engineered hybrid structures for harsh environment, high-temperature applications in the aerospace and motorsport industry. Also, Prof Maligno coordinates the research and development activities in the new state-of-art facilities at EPM-Technology in Derby.

Summary of Expertise

1) Materials and Structures

Nuclear Radiation

 2) Engineering Studies

Computational and Experimental Impact Mechanics