Dr Angelo Maligno (Male), PhD is Professor of Composite Materials at the Institute for Innovation in Sustainable Engineering (IISE), University of Derby. Dr Angelo Maligno has significant experience in the R&D analysis and design of structural components, and he has been involved in several multi-disciplinary research and industrial projects aimed to investigate the response of advanced engineering materials and structures to various types of external loading and environmental conditions, using a combination of analytical, numerical and experimental techniques. He holds a Laurea Degree in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Palermo, Italy, and completed his PhD in Mechanics of Composite Materials at the University of Nottingham. Dr Maligno has worked in industry and the consultancy sector where he carried out R&D activities related to the aerospace, medical, defence, and nuclear engineering sectors. Dr Maligno joined the University of Derby in 2014. In the joint Chair role at IISE, he is leading research into the design and mechanics of advanced materials at different scales using advanced computational modelling strategies. Professor Maligno lead a team of full-time researchers, and he is assisted by Visiting Professors from Industry (AIRBUS, GKN AEROSPACE, ROLLS ROYCE Nuclear) and members of the Research Office at the University.