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Giuseppe Catalanotti (MSc in Mechanical Engineering, UPalermo, 2007, IT) was Early Research Scientist within MOMENTUM project (Marie Curie Action) and received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Porto, PT, in 2011. In the same year he left Alstom Transport (where he worked as expert in composite materials) and joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Porto as Post-Doctoral Research Associate. In 2013 he contributed to the Composite Mechanics course of the MSc in Mechanical Engineering degree of the University of Porto. The main research interest of Giuseppe Catalanotti is the structural integrity of advanced polymer composites. In particular, Fracture Mechanics, Continuum Damage Mechanics, Computational Mechanics for advanced polymer composites, design and manufacture of composite structures, joining of composite structures, and new test methods for composites. He has been involved in several projects (SHEFAE, 2GenComp, iComp, MOMENTUM, HY-LYGHT,ULTIMAT) funded by the European Commission and by the aeronautic industry and he has been supervisor of four PhD students. He was Visiting Lecturer at the University of Girona in February 2012, and Visiting Scientist at NASA - Langley Research Center in September 2014. He joined INEGI in February 2015 as Research Coordinator. In June 2016 after leaving INEGI, he has joined, as a Lecturer, the Advanced Composite Research Group (ACRG) at the Queen’s University Belfast. He is a member of Euromech since 2014.

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Research Output 2007 2019

A Lightning Plasma and Composite Specimen Damage Simulation Framework for SAE Test Waveform B

Millen, S. L. J., Murphy, A., Abdelal, G. & Catalanotti, G., 10 Sep 2019, ICOLSE 2019 Conference Proceedings. ICOLSE, 4

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
Composite materials
Plasma simulation

A methodology for the rapid characterization of Mode II delamination fatigue threshold in FRP composites

Pitarresi, G., Scalici, T., Dellaira, M. & Catalanotti, G., 12 Sep 2019, In : Engineering Fracture Mechanics. 106629.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Fatigue of materials
Strain control
Materials testing
Composite materials

A microscale integrated approach to measure and model fibre misalignment in fibre-reinforced composites

Sebaey, T. A., Catalanotti, G. & O'Dowd, N. P., 20 Oct 2019, In : Composites Science and Technology. 183, 107793.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Composite materials
Mechanical properties
1 Citation (Scopus)
Fiber reinforced plastics
Probability distributions

A progressive damage model for simulating lightning strike on composite material

Millen, S. L. J., Murphy, A., Catalanotti, G. & Abdelal, G., 03 Jul 2019, p. 150. 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

Composite materials

Activities 2010 2021

ICCM23 - International Conference on Composite Material

Giuseppe Catalanotti (Organiser)
02 Aug 202108 Aug 2021

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

ICONIC Conference 2020

Giuseppe Catalanotti (Organiser)
May 2020 → …

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

Universitat de Girona

Giuseppe Catalanotti (Visiting lecturer)
05 Mar 201809 Mar 2018

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesResearch and Teaching at External Organisation

2nd ICONIC Summer School

Giuseppe Catalanotti (Organiser)
27 Aug 201829 Aug 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

University of Palermo (External organisation)

Giuseppe Catalanotti (Board Member)
28 Feb 2018 → …

Activity: Membership typesMembership of board