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Born in Bologna on 24 March 1967. M.Sc. (Laurea) in Civil Engineering, University of Parma (1992).
Ph.D. in Structural Engineering, Imperial College, University of London, UK (1997).
Assistant Professor of Structural Mechanics, University of Parma (2000-2005).
2005-present Associate Professor of Structural Mechanics, University of Parma.
Author of more than 150 scientific papers in refereed journals, proceedings of international conferences, etc. According to Scopus, he has 114 publications (1996-2019), 1987 citations and h-index=26.
Academic Visitor: Department of Civil Engineering, Imperial College, London (1997, 1999); Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, Kyushu University, (2000-2001); Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Michigan, (2007). Guest Professor in the Division of Solid Mechanics, Lund University, Sweden, 2018-.
Participation to several domestic (funded by the Italian Ministry of Education and by private companies) and international research projects (funded by Europen Community) since 1992. Coordinator of a project financed by the Italian Ministry of Education (PRIN2009).
Co-Editor of the book Biaxial/Multiaxial Fatigue and Fracture, Elsevier, 2003.
Co-editor of Special Issues of the journal Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2017.
Member of the Editorial Board of the journal Fatigue and Fracture of Engineering Materials and Structures, 2004-, and of the journal Structural Engineering and Mechanics, 2013-.
Secretary of Technical Committee Fatigue of Engineering Materials and Structures, ESIS, 2000-2019.
Corresponding Member of ECCS Technical Working Group 8.4 'Stability of steel shells' 2004-.
Member of the Executive Committee of the Italian Group of Fracture, 2011-.

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Anno accademico di erogazione: 2022/2023

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2021/2022

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2020/2021

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2019/2020

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2018/2019

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2017/2018

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2016/2017

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2015/2016

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2014/2015

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2013/2014


Lines of research

Contact mechanics. Fracture mechanics and fatigue of engineering materials and structures. Mechanics of advanced materials and of soft materials and tissues. Monitoring and non-destructive methods for structural and damage identification. Stability of shell structures. Theoretical/numerical models and experiments on non-linear analysis of concrete, rocks and composite materials.




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Dipartimento di Ingegneria e Architettura (Parco Area delle Scienze 181/A)
Parco Area delle Scienze, 181/A
43124 PARMA