Settore scientifico disciplinare

National Scientific Abilitation

for Full Professor, since March 2017

SSD ICAR/08 - Scienza delle Costruzioni (Structural Mechanics)

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Personal data

Name: Roberto Brighenti

ORCID: 0000-0002-9273-0822

ResearcherID: F-4986-2013

SCOPUS: authorId=6603794567


Professional Experience

2014- Associate Prof. of Structural Mechanics, Dept. of Eng. & Arch. University of Parma - ITALY

1998-2014  Assistant Prof. of Structural Mechanics, Dept. of Civil Eng., Environ. & Arch. University of Parma - ITALY

1997 PhD   on ‘Mechanics of fracture and fatigue in metals’


Selected Research Grants

2019. Principal investigator of the Univ. of Parma of the project: "Structural Integrity and Reliability of Advanced Materials obtained through additive Manufacturing” – SIRAMM, H2020-Widespread-2018-03 (action CSA), Project No. 857124, duration: 36 months (2019-2022) (total grant amount €797,651.25)

2019. DFG grant No. 418518589 (Germany) for international collaboration with Prof. T. Rabczuk, on: “Phase field modelling of fracture in elastomeric materials: theoretical and numerical issues in predicting damage and failure in highly deformable materials”.

2010. Coordinator of the research project: “Development and optimization of a joint connection system for precast coating panels with high thermal insulation properties”, in cooperation with Opole Univ. (Poland), founded by the Ministry for Foreign Trade.


Research Interests

Mechanics of polymers and functional materials;

Discrete element method for solids and granular materials;

Mechanics of fracture and fatigue in composite materials;

Discontinuous FE for fracture simulation;

Meshless methods with application to fracture mech.;

Structural optimization.


Editorial activities

  • Editorial Board member:

- Computers, Materials & Continua, 2018-.

- Thin-Walled Structures, 2014-.

- J. Fatigue, 2001-2007.

- Model. Num. Simul. Mat. Sci. (Scientific Research Publishing Inc.), 2012-.

- Journal of Engineering (Hindawi Publishing Corp.), 2012-.

  • Associate Editor: Computational Materials Science (Frontiers Ed., Switzerland), 2017-.
  • Editor-in-Chief: J. Civil Eng. Res.  (Scientific & Academic Publishing), 2012-.
  • Guest Editor: Materials (MDPI); Engineering Fracture Mechanics (Elsevier);  Advances in Materials Science and Engineering (Hindawi Publ.)

Monday  11.30-12.30

Thursday 10.30-12.30

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

Other appointments

visiting professor

Visiting professor, Institute of Structural Mechanics, Faculty of Civil Eng., Bauhaus Univ. Weimar, Germany, Prof. Timon Rabczuk, 2019.

Visiting professor, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Colorado Univ. at Boulder (CO) USA, Prof. Franck J. Vernerey, USA, 2018.

Visiting professor, Institute of Mechanics, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Dortmund Technical Univ., Germany, Prof. Andreas Menzel, 2017.

Visiting professor, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Colorado Univ. at Boulder (CO), USA, 2016.

Visiting professor, Dept. of Construction and Manufacturing Engineering, University of Oviedo, Gijón, Spain, Prof. Alfonso F. Canteli, 2013.

Lines of research

Mechanics of Materials, Smart materials, Computational Mechanics, Fracture mechanics




Phone number
Office location

University Campus

Engineering, Scientific Buildings

Building n. 10, 1st floor

(44.764071, 10.307219)