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Davide Lo Presti

Principal Research Fellow, Faculty of Engineering

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Dr. Lo Presti's expertise is Sustainable Engineering and his research, both applied and fundamental, covers the whole lifecycle span of transport infrastructures ranging from developing zero-waste materials and technologies, to using smart frameworks for a more sustainable management of assets such as roads and railways. Within this field since 2010 Dr. Lo Presti has authored more than 50 publications mainly in international scientific journals and He has been involved in training and technology transfer to small companies as well as big enterprises and association of industries. Dr. Lo Presti is a Principal Research Fellow of the University of Nottingham and member of the Nottingham Transportation Engineering Centre research group.

CURRICULUM VITAE: Updated and detailed CV is downloadable here

PROJECTS: At last, Dr. Lo Presti has extensive experience in coordinating wide, international and multi-disciplinary projects. On this regards, He has recently ensured funding for a world-wide effort aimed at exploiting his vision of Sustainable Multi-Functional Automated Resilient Transport Infrastructures (SUP&R ITN 2013 - 2017 - SMARTI ETN 2017-2021). More Projects here

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Expertise Summary

Applied Research

- Re-use of tyre rubber in civil engineering applications (i.e. pavements, railways, roofing membranes)

- Design and mechanical testing of modified bitumen for asphalt concrete and roofing membranes

- Technology development for Railway trackbeds

- Life-cycle engineering techniques applied to transport infrastructures

- Smart road pavement for Smart asset management

Fundamental

- Development of strategies and technologies for maximisation of re-use/recycle of alternative materials in pavements and railway trackbeds

- Advanced rheological analysis of complex materials

- Computer-based development of testing geometries for complex rheometry

- Constitutive and Perfomance modelling of asphalt mixture and bituminous binders

- Sustainability Assessment of systems through multi-criteria decision analysis

Research Summary

Dr. Lo Presti's expertise is Sustainable Engineering and his research, both applied and fundamental, covers the whole lifecycle span of transport infrastructures ranging from developing zero-waste… read more

Selected Publications

Since 2010, Dr. Lo Presti has been appointed as Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Nottingham where He has been main author of several international research proposals and He achieved to ensure his own funding to develop other international projects toward a career as independent researcher in sustainable development of transport infrastructures.

CURRENT PROJECTS:

  • 2017 - 2021 - SMARTI ETN - Sustainable Multi-functional Automated Resilient Transport Infrastructures - (4M€ - 1.300,000€ at UNOTT) -H2020 Marie Curie Actions - "COORDINATOR
  • 2015 - 2018 BIOREPAVATION: innovation in bio-recycling of asphalt pavement- (1.500,000€, 200k at UNOTT) - Funded by ERANET - INFRAVATION RESEARCH PROGRAMME under the call 2014. () - PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
  • 2013 - 2017 - SUP&R ITN: Sustainable Pavement & Railway Initial Training Network - (4€ - 1M€ at UNOTT) - Funded by EU FP7 within the People-Marie Curie ITN scheme. Main author, Co-investigator and Project Manager.

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FELLOWSHIPS, GRANTS and AWARDS:

  • Feb 2015 - EPSRC Phd fees + FROG PhD studentship - (41,798£) - "EPSRC Doctoral Training Grant Centre in Complex Systems and Processes Pictures.
  • Oct 2014 - HERMES Fellowship - (20,000£) - "Rheology of complex fluids" received by University of Nottingham, UK, through EU funding
  • Aug 2013 - FROG PhD scolarship for EU student (Faculty of Engineering University of Nottingham) - 41,798£
  • Jun 2013 - FROG PhD scolarship for EU student (Faculty of Engineering University of Nottingham) - 47,798£
  • Jun 2013 - PhD Scholarship for Research Excellence from Brazil (Programa Capes/Universidade de Nottingham /Universidade de Birmingham - Bolsa de Doutorado Pleno) - 45,000£
  • Jun 2013 Main author, Co-PI and Project Manager of a European project "SUP&R ITN 2013 - 2017" Funded by EU FP7 within the People-Marie Curie ITN scheme - 4,066,597.00 €.
  • Jun 2013 CO-PI of a Knowledge Transfer Partnership project to support technology development of a UK SME (KTP) 2013 - 2015 147.000£
  • Apr 2013: Co-Investigator of "ALLBACK2PAVE: Toward 100% recycling of reclaimed asphalt" (2013-2015) - 460.000€. Funded by CEDR TRANSNATIONAL ROAD RESEARCH PROGRAMME under the call 2012.
  • Jan 2012: "Bridging the Gaps "Next Generation feasibility Awards 2012" - 10.000£ for research activities. Funded by University of Nottingham

Current Research

Dr. Lo Presti's expertise is Sustainable Engineering and his research, both applied and fundamental, covers the whole lifecycle span of transport infrastructures ranging from developing zero-waste materials and technologies, to using smart frameworks for a more sustainable management of assets such as roads and railways. Within this field since 2010 Dr. Lo Presti has authored more than 50 publications mainly in international scientific journals and He has been involved in training and technology transfer to small companies as well as big enterprises and association of industries.

CURRENT PhD students:

Mr Juan Carvhalo - Sustainable pavements

Mr Gustavo Menegusso Pires - 100% reclaimed asphalt pavement

Mr Gaspare Giancontieri - Rheometry of complex fluids

CURRENT Post-Docs

Ms Ana Jimenez del Barro Carrion - Lifecycle assessment of innovative asphalt mixtures and road pavement

PREVIOUS projects/collaborators:

Ms Ana Jimenez del Barro Carrion - Biobinders for road asphalt pavement (PhD project)

Mr Giacomo D'Angelo - Sustainable technologies for Railway ballast (PhD project)

Ms Laura Trupia - Life Cycle Assessment of Road Pavement (PhD project)

Mr Ayad Subhy - Characterisation and development of rubberised bitumen (PhD project)

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