Prof. Ing. Pierluigi Mollicone

Prof. Ing. Pierluigi Mollicone

Prof. Ing. Pierluigi Mollicone


Associate Professor

Room 303
Engineering Building
University of Malta
  +356 2340 2436
2008 – date: Associate Professor (since 2019, Senior Lecturer since 2013, Lecturer since 2008) at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Malta. Field of study: the application of Finite Element Analysis (FEA) for the analysis, assessment and design of structural components and thermo-mechanical processes.

2002-2008: experience in industry as design/product engineer and researcher in academia.

Ph.D., University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, U.K., Nov 2003 to Jan 2007
B.Eng. (Hons.), First Class, Mechanical Engineering, University of Malta, Malta, 1998 to 2002
  • Application of Finite Element Analysis (FEA) in Mechanical Engineering
  • Computational and Experimental work in areas of thermo-mechanical analysis, structural mechanics

CAUCHI, M., GRECH, I., MALLIA, B., MOLLICONE, P. and SAMMUT, N., 2019. The Effects of Cold Arm Width and Metal Deposition on the Performance of a U-Beam Electrothermal MEMS Microgripper for Biomedical Applications. Micromachines, 10(3),.

PORTELLI, M., BERTARELLI, A., CARRA, F., PASQUALI, M., SAMMUT, N. and MOLLICONE, P., 2019. Numerical and experimental benchmarking of the dynamic response of SiC and TZM specimens in the MultiMat experiment. Mechanics of Materials, 138, pp. 103169.

CAMILLERI, D., MICALLEF, D. and MOLLICONE, P., 2015. Thermal Stresses and Distortion Developed in Mild Steel DH36 Friction Stir-Welded Plates: An Experimental and Numerical Assessment. Journal of Thermal Stresses, 38(5), pp. 485-508.

CAUCHI, M., ASSMANN, R.\.,W., BERTARELLI, A., CARRA, F., CERUTTI, F., LARI, L., REDAELLI, S., MOLLICONE, P. and SAMMUT, N., 2015. Thermomechanical response of Large Hadron Collider collimators to proton and ion beam impacts. Phys.Rev.ST Accel.Beams, 18(4), pp. 041002.

DANIEL MICALLEF AND RUSSELL FARRUGIA AND TONIO SANT AND,PIERLUIGI MOLLICONE, 2014. An aerodynamic study on flexed blades for VAWT applications. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 555(1), pp. 012073.

GAUCI, T., SANT, T., MUSCAT, M., MOLLICONE, P. and CAMILLERI, D., 2013. An Investigation of Different Offshore Wind Turbine Jacket Support Foundation Models Designed for Central Mediterranean Deep Waters. Wind Energineering, 37(3), pp. 229-230-241.

MOLLICONE, P., GRAY, T.G.F. and CAMILLERI, D., 2012. Experimental Investigation and Finite Element Analysis of Welding Induced Residual Stresses. The Journal of Strain Analysis for Engineering Design, 47, pp. 140-152.

MUSCAT, M. and MOLLICONE, P., 2012. Using Kolb’s learning cycle to enhance the teaching and learning of Mechanics of Materials. Journal for Mechanical Engineering Education, 40(1), pp. 66-67-78.

MOLLICONE, P., CAMILLERI, D. and GRAY, T., 2008. Procedural influences on non-linear distortions in welded thin-plate fabrication. Thin-Walled Structures, 46(7-9), pp. 1021-1034.

MOLLICONE, P., CAMILLERI, D., GRAY, T.G.F. and COMLEKCI, T., 2006. Simple thermo-elastic–plastic models for welding distortion simulation. Journal of Materials Processing Technology, 176(1-3), pp. 77-86.