Prof.

ROYER CARFAGNI Gianni

Professore di I fascia
  • Curriculum Vitae
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RESEARCH INTERESTS
Theoretical research in non-linear elasticity.
Experimental and theoretical research on damage of brittle and quasi-brittle materials, of glass and natural building stones in particular.
Experimental and Theoretical research on metal plasticity.
Structural optimization and bridge design.
Author or co-author of more than 200 papers, of which about 100 on international journals. Inventor of two patent.

EDUCATION
1990: Civil Engineering Degree (structural engineering), University of Pisa (Italy), Summa cum Laude (110/110 e Lode). GPA: 29.67/30.
1994: PhD in Structural Engineering, University of Florence.

Positions
2017-: Adjunct Professor of structural mechanics, University of Houston, Cullen College of Engineering, Houston, TX, USA.
2014-: Research Associate Construction Technology Institute - National Research Council of Italy (ITC-CNR), San Giuliano Milanese, Milan, Italy
2004-: Full Professor of Structural Mechanics, School of Architecture, University of Parma.
2002-2004: Associate Professor of Structural Mechanics, School of Architecture, University of Parma.
1997- 2001: Assistant Professor of Structural Mechanics, School of Engineering, University of Parma.
1995-1996: Post-doc, School of Engineering, University of Pisa.
1994-1995. Postdoc Associate, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA.

EXPERIENCES and TEMPORARY POSITIONS in other INSTITUTIONS
December 2018. Visiting Professor at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST), Graduate School, Japan.
December 2017-February 2018. Visiting Professor at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST), Graduate School, Japan.
October 2016-November 2016. Visiting professor at the University of São Paulo at São Carlos, Brazil.
October 2015- April 2016. Visiting Professor, Cullen College of Engineering, University of Houston, TX, USA.
2004-2000: Visits and scientific collaborations in foreign institutions, among which: Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis (USA); Minnesota Supercomputing Institute, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis (USA); DuPont de Nemours & Co. Inc. Research Center, Wilmington De (USA); Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of California at Berkeley (USA); Department of Mathematics, University of California at Berkeley (USA); Graduate Aeronautical Laboratories, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena (USA); Center for non-linear analysis, Carnagie Mellon University, Pittsburgh (USA); Laboratorie de Méchanique et Technologie dell’École Normale Supérieure de Cachan (Fr); VTT Technology, Espoo (Fi); Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa (I).
2000: Visiting Assistant Professor of Mechanics, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, University of Minnesota.
2000-2002: Research fellow, CNR, Istituto per le Applicazioni del Calcolo M. Picone, Rome.
1999-2002: Researcher Minnesota Supercomputing Institute ii the international program: Large Deformations in non-linear elasticity and the Thermomechanics of propagating phase boundaries.
1992. Visiting graduate student, Institut de Statique et Structures, IBAP Béton armé et Précontraint, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (CH); Büro für Baudynamik GMBH, Leonhardt Ändra und Partners, Stuttgard (D).

EDITORIAL ACTIVITY
2016:-. Member of the Editorial Board of the ASCE Journal of Engineering Mechanics (http://ascelibrary.org/page/jenmdt/editorialboard);
2016:-. Member of the board of editors of the Journal of the Mechanics of Materials and Structures (http://msp.org/jomms/about/journal/editorial.html).
2006:-. Member of the Editorial board of the Journal of Elasticity (http://link.springer.com/journal/10659).
2012:-. Member of the scientific committee of Structural Magazine (http://www.structuralweb.it/cms/it4-magazine.asp)

PRINCIPAL FINANCED RESEARCH PROGRAMS as COORDINATOR
2012-2016. General coordinator of the research project "Innovative steel-glass composite structures for high performance building skins (S+G)", supported within the Research Fund For Coal and Steel RFCS program, complementary to Horizon 2020.
2014-2015. Coordinator of the unit of the University of Parma of the european project "Steel-based applications in earthquake-prone areas (Steel-Earth)" supported within the Research Fund For Coal and Steel RFCS program, complementary to Horizon 2020.
2014-2021. Coordinator the research Unit of the University of Parma of the project ReLUIS (Rete Laboratori Universitari di Ingegneria Sismica), supported by the Italian Dipartimento della Protezione CIvile.
2009. Epicture: innovative high-technology envelopes: thermomechanical performance, reliability, safety, biocompatibility and presetting for renewable energy. Project for a new company activity supported by the Global Grant Spinner 2013 “Actions for the qualification of human resources in research and technological innovation”, IV phase of the Operative program of the Regione Emilia-Romagna.
2006-2007. Experimental-theoretical study on fracture mechanics of glass. Strain-field measurements in flexed notched panels with crack-opening control using holograhic techniques such as "Electronic Speckle Pattern Interferometry". Modeling in non-linear elasticity theory and fracture mechanics. Financed by the Italian Ministry of Education and Technology under the PRIN program.
2004-2005. Feasibility study in support of the construction of aeolian-generators' supports using poles produced by tecnopali. Supported by Tecnopali SPA, Italy.
2004. Novel structural conception of façades and domes made of laminated glass. Supported by CoopSette SCRL, Teleya Department, Italy.
1999-2001. Developing Long Term Durability of Marble Facades. Jointly supported by the European Community and by the City of Helsinki under the Raphael program.
1997-2000. Characterization of Mechanical Properties and Damage of Natural Building Stones in Historical Monuments. Supported by the European Community under the Standard Measurement and Testing program.

TECHNOLOGICAL TRANSFER AND PARTICIPATION IN TECHNICAL COMMITTEES
Member of technical committees for the preparation of guide lines of the Superior Council of Public Works, Italian Ministry of Roads and Transportation.
Italian delegate in the CEN-TC-250 SC11 for the preparation of the new Eurocode on structural glass.
Member of the Project Team “Structural Glass” for “Phase I tasks for the development of the 2nd generation of EN Eurocodes”, under contract NEN-CEN/2014/02 Mandate M/515 phase 1 (2015-).
Delegate of Superior Council of Public Works in the Structural Engineering Committee U73 of UNI.
Member of the committee in charge of the preparation and analysis of technical standards for buildings and civil engineering works of the National Research Council of Italy (CNR).
Coordinator of the Working Group in charge of writing the technical document CNR-DT-210 “Instructions for the design, construction and control of buildings with structural glass elements" of the National Research Council of Italy (CNR).

SCIENTIFIC AND PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES
2017: Member of AIMETA, Italian Association of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics.
2000-: Member of the Laboratoire Lagrange, Italian – French association for research in the field of mechanics.
1999-2004: Member of ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers).
1999-2017: Member of the Society of Natural Philosophy.
1997-2000. Member of the IABSE (International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering.

MAIN COURSES TAUGHT IN FOREIGN INSTITUTIONS
2016: An introduction to the design of structural glass (Graduate course 20 hours). University of São Paulo at São Carlos, Brazil.
2016: An Introduction to phase field models (Graduate course 20 hours). University of Houston, TX, USA.
2000: AEM-2012 Dynamics (undergraduate course 60 hours). Department of Aerospace and Mechanics, University of Minnesota, USA.
2000: AEM-2012-ext Dynamics Extension (undergraduate course 60 hours). Department of Aerospace and Mechanics, University of Minnesota, USA.

Completion accademic year: 2019/2020

Completion accademic year: 2018/2019

Completion accademic year: 2017/2018

Completion accademic year: 2016/2017

Completion accademic year: 2015/2016

Completion accademic year: 2014/2015

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