Vincenzo Cucumazzo BSc, MSc
PhD Research Student
Vincenzo works in the field of Mechanics of Advanced Materials (MoAM Group), in particular, his research focuses on Mechanical Behaviour of Nonwoven Materials - a project funded by The Nonwovens Institute (NC, USA).
Prior to joining Loughborough University, Vincenzo gained his MSc in Offshore and Ocean Technology with Offshore Materials Engineering from the Cranfield University with a dissertation in Dynamics of Floating Structures.
He also received two BSc in Building and Civil Engineering from Politecnico of Bari where focussed on Structural and Hydraulic aspects of structures and infrastructure. He also holds a 5-year Diploma in Mechanics from I.T.I.S. A. Volta.
PhD Thesis Title: Experimental and Numerical Analysis of Mechanical Behaviour of Nonwoven Materials
The research project, entitled Experimental and Numerical Analysis of Mechanical Behaviour of Nonwoven Materials, aims to investigate deformation, damage and failure behaviour of nonwoven materials exposed to various loading conditions. A novel numerical tool was developed, on the basis of experimental studies, to allow a user to predict the mechanical response of a nonwoven fabric based on user-specified design variables (geometric and material properties) in a finite-element environment.
- High School Diploma in Mechanics – I.T.I.S. Alessandro Volta, Italy (2000 - 2005)
- BSc in Building Engineering – Politecnico of Bari, Italy (2005 – 2009)
- BSc in Civil Engineering – Politecnico of Bari, Italy (2009 – 2013)
- MSc in Offshore and Ocean Technology with Offshore Materials Engineering – Cranfield University, England (2014 – 2015)
- Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering – Loughborough University, England (Apr 2017 – ongoing)