Imperial College London

Dr Alfredo Fantetti

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Mechanical Engineering

Imperial College Research Fellow



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I currently hold an Imperial College Research Fellowship in the Tribology Group. I work with metamaterials (granular crystals) to develop a new contact monitoring technique for vibration applications. During my PhD, I was involved with the structural dynamics of aircraft engines, with a special focus on their nonlinear contact interface behaviour.

The main aim of my work is to gain a better understanding of the friction contacts in assembled structures subjected to vibration. This is needed to enable a reliable stress and fatigue analysis of the components. My work includes new procedures to measure the friction behaviour of assembled structures and their consequent nonlinear dynamic response.


- 2023-present, Imperial College Research Fellowship, Tribology Group, Mech. Eng. Dept., Imperial College London

- 2021-2023, Research Associate, Dynamics Group, Mech. Eng. Dept., Imperial College London

- 2020, Mechanical Engineer, Turbine Aeromechanics, Rolls-Royce plc


- 2017-2021, Marie Curie PhD, Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College London

- 2015-2017, Master's Degree, Mechanical Engineering, Politecnico di Torino (110/110 with honours) and the University of Illinois at Chicago (GPA 4.0/4)

- 2016-2017, Alta Scuola Politecnica, Politecnico di Milano, school for top university talents with a passion for innovation.


- “IOP Innovation in Tribology 2021 Award” issued in 2021 by the Institute of Physics for my PhD research achievements in the field of tribology.

- “Young Stress Analyst” (YSA) 2020 competition winner. The YSA is a long running and prestigious competition run annually by the British Society for Strain Measurement to recognize excellence in early career research. Previous YSA winners have gone on to occupy key positions in academia and industry.

- “STEM for Britain” competition, Mar 2020. Selected to present my research at the 2020 STEM for Britain event, which is a high-quality exhibition of posters by excellent early-career research scientists, presenting and discussing ground-breaking and frontier UK research to Members of both Houses of Parliament at Westminster.

- “D. J. DeMichele Scholarship”, Feb 2018, issued at the IMAC Conference held by the Society for Experimental Mechanics. This prestigious scholarship is given every year to one only student for their scholarly contributions.

- “TOP-UIC Scholarship”, Feb 2016, issued by Politecnico di Torino. Scholarship for a double degree program between Politecnico di Torino and the University of Illinois at Chicago, USA.

- “SEC-U scholarship” for studying abroad, Sep 2014, issued by Politecnico di Torino. Scholarship for an exchange program between Politecnico di Torino and the University of Arkansas in the USA.



Fantetti A, Botto D, Schwingshackl C, et al., 2024, Experimental dataset from a round robin test of contact parameters and hysteresis loops for nonlinear dynamic analysis, Data in Brief, ISSN:2352-3409

Fantetti A, Botto D, Zucca S, et al., 2024, Guidelines to use input contact parameters for nonlinear dynamic analysis of jointed structures: results of a round robin test, Tribology International, Vol:191, ISSN:0301-679X

Patil GUU, Fantetti A, Matlack KHH, 2023, Shear Wave-Induced Friction at Periodic Interfaces for Programmable Mechanical Responses, Journal of Applied Mechanics-transactions of the Asme, Vol:90, ISSN:0021-8936

Wei T, Fantetti A, Cegla F, et al., 2023, An optical method to monitor transparent contact interfaces during high frequency shear vibration cycles, Wear, Vol:524-525, ISSN:0043-1648, Pages:1-12

Fantetti A, Setchfield R, Schwingshackl C, 2023, Nonlinear dynamics of turbine bladed disk with friction dampers: Experiment and simulation, International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, Vol:257, ISSN:0020-7403, Pages:1-20

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