Damiano Pasini


  • Postdoc, Institute of Structural Mechanics, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Braunschweig, Germany (2003-2004)
  • Ph.D.,  Mechanical Engineering, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK (2003)
  • M.Eng., Architecture Engineering, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy (2000)
  • Laurea (B.Eng. and M.Eng. equivalent), Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy (1995)

Professional Experience

Prior to my PhD, I worked as structural engineer in Italy for 5 years, a period in which I held part-time researcher appointments at the University of Pavia while completing a Master in Architecture Engineering in my spare time. Mechanics of materials was the broad area of my PhD which focused on structural optimization of shaped materials and plant mechanics. After the PhD,  I worked as Marie-Curie postdoctoral fellow at the German Aerospace Center on the mechanics and structural optimization of compliant flaps for aircraft morphing wings. In summer 2004, I joined as assistant professor the Department of Mechanical Engineering at McGill, where I was promoted to associate professor in 2010 and five years later to full professor.  In 2011-2012, I spent my sabbatical at the Technical University of Berlin (Germany) with support from the Alexander von Humboldt foundation.

I am currently a faculty member of the McGill Institute for Aerospace Engineering (MIAE), the McGill Institute for Advanced Materials (MIAM), and the Center for Applied Research on Polymers and Composites (CREPEC).