Daniele Dini was born in Bari, Italy, in 1976. He received a Mechanical Engineering degree (summa cum laude) from the Politecnico di Bari, Italy, in 2000. He subsequently pursued his doctoral studies at the University of Oxford, where he was awarded a Ph.D. degree in 2004. After holding a postdoctoral position in the Department of Engineering Science at the University of Oxford, he moved to Imperial College London in 2006, where he currently holds a post as a Senior Lecturer of mechanical engineering and he is a Member of the Tribology Group. Dr. Dini's research interests include contact mechanics, surface characterization, fatigue and fretting, fracture, elasto-plastic material modeling and thermomechanical fatigue, X-ray and neutron diffraction, nanotribology, multiscale, and molecular modeling. He has published over 60 International Journal articles and presented a number of contributions at conferences on these subjects since 2002. In 2004, Dr. Dini was awarded the Tribology Trust Bronze Medal by the IMechE for his contribution to the fretting field and, in particular, to the design of fan blades in gas turbine engines. He is also the recipient of the 2007 Jacob Wallenberg Grant from the Swedish Academy of Engineering Science, the 2008 Research Excellence Award from the Rector of Imperial College London, and the 2009 IMechE Thomas Bernard Hall Prize. He is the Assistant Editor of the International Journal of Solids and Structures, he sits on editorial boards and acts as a referee for a number of international journals and national and international scientific committees.
Biography Updated on 9 February 2011