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University of Perugia, UdR INSTM
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Short Bio

Roberto Petrucci: Roberto  Petrucci (Terni, Italy, 1973) obtained the degree in Materials Engineering (2002), discussing the thesis on “Development and Characterisation of UPR based Composites Reinforced with Natural Fibres for Automotive Application”. In 2005 obtained the PhD in Industrial Engineering (2005) discussing the thesis on “Study and optimisation of Liquid moulding techniques for the production of composite materials based on thermosetting matrices”. He is presently a post-doc researcher at the University of Perugia, where is responsible of Materials Processing Lab and involved in the development, characterization and processing of polymers and polymer matrix composites and nanocomposites, including also the application of LCA of products and processes. He is in charge for the contacts of the research group with transformer  industries. Since 2003 he is charter member and materials processing manager of the spin-off MDP S.r.l.. He has been engaged in several ECNP European projects.

Temi di ricerca

  1. Lavorazione materiali polimerici e compositi.
  2. Life Cycle Analysis and Engineering (LCA/LCE) di prodotti, processi e sistemi

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List of publications

  1. Rodríguez, R. Petrucci, D. Puglia, J. M. Kenny, A. Vázquez. Characterization of composites based on natural and glass fibre obtained by vacuum infusion.-In: - Journal of Composite Materials (2005), 39, 265-281.
  2. E. Rodriguez, V. A. Alvarez, J. Moran, S. Moreno, R. Petrucci, J. M. Kenny, A. Vazquez. Mechanical Properties Evaluation of a Recycled Flax Fiber-reinforced Vinyl ester. – In: J- ournal of Composite Materials (2006), 40, 245-256.
  3. J. Moran, V. Alvarez, R. Petrucci, J. Kenny, A. Vazquez. Mechanical properties of polypropylene composites based on natural fibers subjected to multiple extrusion cycles. – In: - Journal of Applied Polymer Science (2007), 103, 228-237.
  4. L. Torre, R. Petrucci, J. M. Kenny. Development and characterisation of high performance fiber reinforced nanocomposites. – In: - ViaMare (BySea) (2010), 5, 9-13
  5. M. Monti, M. Natali, R. Petrucci, J. M. Kenny, L. Torre. Impact damage sensing in glass fiber reinforced composites based on carbon nanotubes by electrical resistance measurements.- In: - Journal of Applied Polymer Science 122 (2011), 2829–2836
  6. Marco Monti, Maurizio Natali, Roberto Petrucci, Josè M. Kenny, Luigi Torre. Carbon Nanofibers for Strain and Impact Damage Sensing in Glass Fiber Reinforced Composites Based on an Unsaturated Polyester Resin. – In: - Polymer Composites 32 (2011), 766–775.
  7. R. Petrucci, C. Santulli, D. Puglia, F. Sarasini, L. Torre, J.M. Kenny, Mechanical characterisation of hybrid composite laminates based on basalt fibres in combination with flax, hemp and glass fibres manufactured by vacuum infusion. - In: - Materials and Design (2013),
  8. M.D. Samper, R. Petrucci, L. Sánchez-Nacher, R. Balart, J.M. Kenny. Effect of silane coupling agents on basalt fiber-epoxidized vegetable oil (EVO) composite materials by single fiber fragmentation techniques. In: - Polymer Composites;
  9. Debora Puglia, Roberto Petrucci, Elena Fortunati, Francesca Luzi, Jose Kenny, and Luigi Torre Revalorization of Posidonia Oceanica as reinforcements in polyethylene/maleic anhydride grafted polyethylene composites. (2014) – IN.: Journal of Renewable Materials 2(1) 66-76 doi: 10.7569/JRM.2013.634134

Book chapters

  1. M. Monti, M. Natali, R. Petrucci, D. Puglia, A. Terenzi, L. Valentini, J.M. Kenny. Advanced fiber reinforced composites based on nanocomposite matrices - In: -. Encyclopedia of Composites. New York: Wiley, doi: 10.1002/9781118097298.weoc025

Conference proceeding

  1. D. Puglia, R. Petrucci, J. M. Kenny, G. Cantero, Iñaki Mondragon. Influence of the Fibre/Matrix Chemical Compatibilisation Treatment on the Falx Fiber Thermal and Mechanical Properties. – In - VI AIMAT Congress: Modena, 8-11 Sept. 2002 (Poster).
  2. R. Petrucci, D. Puglia, A. Giorgini, J. M. Kenny. Investigation of Flax and Glass Fibers Permeability to Liquid Systems By Rtm: Effect of Processing Pressure and  Fibre Volume. – In: - X National School of Materials Science INFM –INSTM – Sestri Levante Sept./Oct. 2004. (Poster)
  3. R. Petrucci, L. Torre, S. Laurenzi. Process Parameters Optimisation for the production, by mean of the RTM Technology, of Composite Materials for the Aeronautic Field. – In: - AIM XVIII National Conference on Macromolecole Science and Technology - Catania, 16-20 Settembre 2007
  4. L. Torre, R. Petrucci, J. M. Kenny. Characterization and Process Optimization of High Performances Composites by Liquid Molding. – In: - Comat 2007 - Rio de Janeiro - FOURTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY OF COMPOSITE MATERIALS” – 9-12 December 2007.
  5. R. Petrucci, L. Torre, J. M. Kenny, S. Laurenzi. Characterization and process optimization of high performances composites by liquid molding. – In. - Trento Innovation Conference in Materials Engineering – 1ST Meeting, Advances in Polymers, Composites and Biomaterials in honour of the 60th birthday of Professor Caludio Migliaresi – Trento 16-19/12/2007.