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Dr Mariana Paulino



Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering


Faculty of Sci Eng & Built Env


School of Engineering


Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus


Biography summary

Mariana completed her undergraduate and master's degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Aveiro, Portugal, and obtained PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Deakin University, Australia. Her research interests include finite element analysis, constitutive modelling of engineering materials, advanced manufacturing processes, lightweighting and impact and protection systems.


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Dynamic nanohybrid-polysaccharide hydrogels for soft wearable strain sensing

P Heidarian, H Yousefi, A Kaynak, M Paulino, S Gharaie, R Varley, A Kouzani

(2021), Vol. 21, pp. 1-11, Sensors, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Dynamic nanocellulose hydrogels: recent advancements and future outlook

Pejman Heidarian, Akif Kaynak, Mariana Paulino, Ali Zolfagharian, Russell Varley, Abbas Kouzani

(2021), Vol. 270, pp. 1-14, Carbohydrate polymers, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Ballistic response of armour plates using generative adversarial networks

S Thompson, F Teixeira-Dias, M Paulino, A Hamilton

(2021), pp. 1-10, Defence Technology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Effect of layer thickness and cross-section geometry on the tensile and compression properties of 3D printed ABS

J Nomani, D Wilson, M Paulino, M Mohammed

(2020), Vol. 22, pp. 1-13, Materials today communications, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Double dynamic cellulose nanocomposite hydrogels with environmentally adaptive self-healing and pH-tuning properties

Pejman Heidarian, Abbas Kouzani, Akif Kaynak, Mariana Paulino, Bijan Nasri-Nasrabadi, Russell Varley

(2020), Vol. 27, pp. 1407-1422, Cellulose, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Dynamic plant-derived polysaccharide-based hydrogels

P Heidarian, A Kouzani, A Kaynak, M Paulino, B Nasri-Nasrabadi, A Zolfagharian, R Varley

(2020), Vol. 231, pp. 1-17, Carbohydrate Polymers, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Rational design of mussel-inspired hydrogels with dynamic catecholato-metal coordination bonds

P Heidarian, A Kouzani, A Kaynak, B Bahrami, M Paulino, B Nasri-Nasrabadi, R Varley

(2020), Vol. 41, pp. 1-18, Macromolecular rapid communications, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

An artificial intelligence-based hybrid method for multi-layered armour systems

Filipe Teixeira-Dias, Samuel Thompson, Mariana Paulino

(2019), Vol. 100, pp. 381-400, State of the art and future trends in material modeling, Cham, Switzerland, B1

book chapter

Dynamic hydrogels and polymers as inks for three-dimensional printing

P Heidarian, A Kouzani, A Kaynak, M Paulino, B Nasri-Nasrabadi

(2019), Vol. 5, pp. 2688-2707, ACS biomaterials science and engineering, Washington, D.C., C1

journal article

Online and design-based learning in sophomore engineering mechanics

J Long, Akif Kaynak, mariana Paulino, siva Chandrasekaran

(2018), Vol. 2, pp. 1-19, International journal on innovations in online education, Danbury, Conn., C1

journal article

Study on yield function and plastic potential under non-associated flow for accurate earing prediction in cup drawing

M Paulino, J Yoon

(2015), Vol. 86, pp. 852-860, Steel research international, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Benchmark 4 : wrinkling during cup drawing

R Dick, R Cardoso, M Paulino, J Yoon

(2014), Vol. 1567, pp. 262-327, NUMISHEET 2014 : Proceedings of the 9th International Conference and Workshop on Numerical Simulation 3D Sheet Metal Forming Processes, Melbourne, Victoria, E1


Cork composites for the absorption of impact energy

I Alcântara, F Teixeira-Dias, M Paulino

(2013), Vol. 95, pp. 16-27, Composite Structures, United Kingdom, C1-1

journal article

On the use of polyurethane foam paddings to improve passive safety in crashworthiness applications

M Paulino, F Teixeira-Dias

(2012), pp. 337-354, Polyurethane, London, Eng., B1-1

book chapter

An energy absorption performance index for cellular materials - development of a side-impact cork padding

M Paulino, F Teixeira-Dias

(2011), Vol. 16, pp. 135-153, International Journal of Crashworthiness, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Funded Projects at Deakin

Industry and Other Funding

Proof of Concept: Improved Mouthguard Design for Impact Sports

Dr Clara Usma-Mansfield, A/Prof Paul Collins, Dr Mariana Paulino, Mr Kris Hinck, Dr Samantha Hoffmann

  • 2017: $25,000

Design and Validation of Athletic Resistance Garment

A/Prof Paul Collins, Dr Mariana Paulino, Dr Samantha Hoffmann, Mr Kris Hinck, Dr Clara Usma-Mansfield

  • 2019: $24,592
  • 2018: $98,371

Other Funding Sources

High volume, scalable manufacturing cell for enhanced building products.

A/Prof Matthias Weiss, Prof Bernard Rolfe, Dr Mariana Paulino

  • 2021: $80,346


Associate Supervisor

Gabriel Raposo

Thesis entitled: Cold roll forming of high strength aluminium alloy by local pre-heat treatment

Master of Engineering, Institute for Frontier Materials