Dr

Antonio Pellegrino DPhil MSc

Departmental Lecturer in Impact Engineering

  • Biography
  • Research

Biography

Professor Antonio Pellegrino completed a Laurea Degree (equivalent to BSc + MSC) (2008) and PhD (2012) in Mechanical Engineering at the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (DIIM), University of Catania, Italy, where he worked primarily on designing a direct tension Hopkinson Bar apparatus and on studying the properties of materials under high strain rate of deformation using the split Hopkinson bar.

Antonio started in Oxford as a postdoctoral researcher in February 2012 and was appointed to his current position in November 2017.

Research Interests

  • Strain rate and temperature dependence on the behaviour of lightweight metal alloys
  • Mechanical behaviour of syntactic foams and cellular materials at high strain rate
  • Granular materials subjected to impact loading
  • Dynamic Behaviour of abradable coatings
  • Mechanical behaviour of human and animal eye lenses
Engineering Impact Laboratory

Current Projects

CORNERSTONE

Development of a novel combined tension-torsion Hopkinson Bar apparatus for the measurement of the behaviour of engineering materials at high strain rate under complex stress states

PHENOMENA 3

Understanding of the effects of temperature and strain rate on isotropic and kinematic hardening of titanium alloys.