Prof.

FREDDI Francesco

Professore di II fascia
Settore scientifico disciplinare
SCIENZA DELLE COSTRUZIONI (ICAR/08)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Insegnamenti
  • Incarichi
  • Ricerca

PERSONAL AND CONTACT INFORMATION

First name and surname: Francesco Freddi

Office address:, Parco Area delle Scienze 181/A Parma, Italia

Office phone: +390521906160

ORCID: 0000-0003-0601-6022

Scopusid: 6506398939

Email: francesco.freddi@unipr.it

https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=ixDCaO0AAAAJ&hl=it

EDUCATION

7/2000 Master Science Degree in Civil Engineering, University of Parma, Italy

4/2004 Ph.D. in Solids and Structural Mechanics, University of Bologna, Italy

CURRENT POSITION

03/2015 – to date Associate Professor of Solid and Structural Mechanics, Department of Engineering and Architecture, University of Parma.

4/2018 Habilitation to Full professor position of Solid and Structural Mechanics

PREVIOUS POSITIONS

11/2007 – 02/2015. Assistant Professor of Solid and Structural Mechanics, Department of Civil Engineering Environmental and Architecture, University of Parma.

10/2006 – 10/2007 Research Associate, Department of Civil Engineering Environmental and Architecture, University of Parma.

2005 - 2006 Post-doc research fellow Associate, Laboratoire Central des Ponts et Chaussees, Paris, France

2001 - 2004 PhD Student in Solids and Structural Mechanics, University of Bologna.

FELLOSHIP/AWARDS

2022 – 2023 Scientific Collaborator. School of Civil Engineering, Tongji University. 

2021 – to date Research fellow IAC-CNR Rome. Project: Concrete carbonation modelling.

2017 – 2021 Research fellow IAC-CNR Rome. Project: Numerical modelling of PDE.

11/2017 Visiting Professor, Institut Jean Le Rond d'Alembert, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Parigi, Francia.

05/2016 Visiting Professor, Institute of Applied Mechanics, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany

05/2011 Visiting Researcher, LCPC, Paris, France

10/2004 – 3/2005, Post-doc research fellow Associate, Laboratoire Central des Ponts et Chaussees, Paris, France

10/2005 – 3/2006 Post-doc research fellow Associate, Laboratoire Central des Ponts et Chaussees, Paris, France

06/2005 Fellowship award: Third MIT Conference on Computational Fluid and Mechanics, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 14-17 June, 2005.

SUPERVISION OF GRADUATE STUDENTS AND POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWS

2013 – to date Professor in the PhD Program in Civil engineering and Architecture,  UNIPR.

2022 H. Hasani (Phd student Advisor, Marie Curie) Dynamic Interactive Digital Monitoring Systems for Bridge Management. UNIPR

2022 A. Ballout (Phd student Advisor) Fracture in polymers. UNIPR

2022 Fanelli (Phd student Advisor) Innovative instrumentation of railway infrastructure UNIPR

2020-2023 L. Mingazzi (Phd student Advisor) Phase field approach in hyperelastic materials. UNIPR

2020 – 2021 F. Vadalà (Post doc Advisor).  Structural health monitoring of infrastructures. University of Parma

2017 R. Alessi (Post doc Advisor) Now RTDA at the University of Pisa

2014 P. Carrara (Phd co-Advisor): Bonding behavior of external FRP reinforcements on ancient masonry at the University of Florence. Now Senior Assistant at the ETH Zurich.

2009 M. Silvestri (co-Advisor): Sul comportamento post critico di pannelli in vetro stratificato. University of  Parma.  Now Researcher at the Stazione sperimentale per il vetro

2008 T. Nguyen (co-Advisor and Rapporteur): Modele d’endommagement des assemblages colles : identification et application a la description d’un essai de vieillissement accelere.

2007 – to date Advisor and co-Advisor of several (more than 30) Master’s theses  (University of Parma).

TEACHING ACTIVITIES

2006 – 2013 Professor of Solid and Structural mechanics, Statics, UNIPR

2006 – to date Professor of Solid and Structural mechanics UNIPR

2020 –  to date Professor of Laboratory of material testing, diagnosis and identification of construction, Civil engineering, UNIPR

2020-2023 PhD course “Introduction to structural health monitoring” in the PhD Program in Civil engineering and Architecture of the UNIPR

ORGANISATION OF SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS

Workshop on structural health monitoring 21/05/2010 Parma (IT).

XXIII AIMETA congress 4-7 Sept. 2017, Salerno (IT): Organization of the Minisymposium “Fracture: interface models and phase field approaches”.

XXIV AIMETA congress 15-19 Sept. 2019, Rome (IT): Organization of the Minisymposium “Interface models and phase-field approaches for fracture and damage mechanics”.

SIMAI congress 30 aug-3 Sept. 2021, Parma (IT): Organization of the Minisymposium “Variational Methods in Materials Science: Mathematics and Mechanics”.

SIMAI congress 30 aug-3 Sept. 2021, Parma (IT): Organization of the Minisymposium “Mathematical approaches in civil engineering”.

SIMAI congress 30 aug-3 Sept. 2021, Parma (IT): Organization of the Minisymposium “Engineering problems in race vehicles ”.

Organizing committee 2023 10th International Conference on Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science and Civil Engineering

INSTITUTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

2013 – 2021 Member of the directorial committee of the research Fund of the Department of Engineering and Architecture of the University of Parma.

2020 – 2022 Quality manager of the PhD  program in Civil engineering and Architecture of the University of Parma

2024- to date President of the Second-Cycle Degree Course in Civil Engineering of the University of Parma

COMMISSIONS OF TRUST

Member of the Editorial board of Frontiers in Materials

Member of the Editorial board of Current Physics (Interfaces)

Member of the Editorial board of American Journal of Computer Science and Technology

Member of the Editorial board of Mechanical Engineering Advances

Editors of PriMera Scientific Engineering

Guest Editor for Materials Special issues Editor Materials. “Fracture Mechanics and Phase Field Approaches in Engineering Materials”

Referee for international reviews (with an average frequency of 20 reports per year): Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, International Journal of Solids and Structures, Journal of Elasticity, Journal of Mechanics of Materials and Structures, Meccanica, Composite Structures, Engineering Fracture Mechanics, Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements, Annals of Solid and Structural Mechanics, Composites Part B, Construction and Building Materials, Journal of composites for construction, Materials, Journal of Engineering Mechanics, Key Engineering Materials, Applied science, Sensors, Fibers, Polymers.

Referee for a PhD thesis (European university) and referee of 5 PhD thesis in Italy

Referee for research proposals submitted to MIUR.

MEMBERSHIPS OF SCIENTIFIC SOCIETIES

Member of Italian scientific societies AIMETA, GIMC, SISCO, SIMAI and International scientific society Laboratoire Lagrange.

MAJOR SCIENTIFIC COLLABORATIONS

I have developed joint research projects, leading to several publications, with the following Universities and Institutions:  Laboratoire Central des Ponts et Chaussees and Ecole Nationale Superieure des Techniques Avancees (Paris); IAM, Universität Bonn, Germany, Institut Français des Sciences et Technologies des Transports, de l'Aménagement et des Réseaux, Champs-sur-Marne (Paris);  Univ. di Brescia; Univ. di Pavia, Univ. di Bologna; Univ. Tor Vergata, Univ. di Cassino; IAC-CNR (Rome), Univ. di Milano.

RESEARCH GRANTS

2012-2016. European project “Innovative steel-glass composite structures for high performance building skins (S+G)”, Research Fund for Coal and Steel, Member of the research unit of the University of Parma.

2014-2015. European project “Steel-based applications in earthquake-prone areas (Steel-Earth)”, Research Fund for Coal and Steel, Member of the research unit of the University of Parma.

2009-2013 Member of the research project “Singularities and constraints in elastostatics”. Minnesota Supercomputing Institute, University of Minnesota, MN, USA.

2017-2020. MIUR-PRIN. Member of the research unit of the University of Cassino “Multi-scale mechanical models for the design and optimization of micro-structured smart materials and metamaterials”.

2010-2012. MIUR-PRIN. Member of the research unit of the University of Parma “Sicurezza strutturale di architetture in vetro”.

2006-2007. MIUR-PRIN. Member of the research unit of the University of Parma “Affidabilità di elementi in vetro strutturale: indagini teoriche e sperimentali sulla risposta termo-meccanica del materiale e di strutture trasparenti di tipo innovativo”.

2003-2005. MIUR-PRIN. Member of the research unit of the University of Bologna “Comportamento e Criteri di Progetto nell'Adeguamento con Compositi di Strutture in c.a.”.

2010-2013, 2014-2017, 2018-2021, Consorzio ReLUIS, Rete Laboratori Universitari di Ingegneria Sismica, Member of the research unit of the University of Parma.

2022 – Marie Curie - MSC Actions Doctoral Network CIRCOPAV Circular and Connected Pavements for Carbon-Neutral and Digital Roads. PhD project supervisor “Dynamic Interactive Digital Monitoring Systems for Bridge Management.”

2023-2025. MIUR-PRIN 2022. Responsible of the research Unit of the University of Parma “TWYRES: a digital TWin for fracture and fatigue simulations in tYRES”.

2023-2025. MIUR-PRIN-PNRR. Responsible of the research Unit of the University of Parma “MATHematical tools for predictive maintenance and PROtection of CULTtural heritage (MATHPROCULT)”.

EUROPEN PNRR PROJECTS

2022-to date Member and Founder of National center “Sustainable Mobility Center“ for the Missione 4 Componente 2 Investimento 1.4 “Potenziamento strutture di ricerca e creazione di "campioni nazionali di R&S" su alcune KeyEnabling Technologies” finanziato dall’Unione europea –NextGeneration EU–Spoke 4 (Trasporti Ferroviari –Rail Transportation). UniPr coordinator of Subtasks 3.3.3 and  3.1.4.

2022- Member and Founder of the Hub of the Università degli Studi di Parma of ECOSISTER –Spoke 4 (Smart mobility, housing and energy solutions for a carbon-neutral society). Piano Nazionale di Ripresa e Resilienza, Missione 4 Componente 2 Investimento 1.5 “Creazione e rafforzamento di “Ecosistemi dell’innovazione”, costruzione di "Leader Territoriali di R&S" finanziato dall’Unione europea –NextGenerationEU. Ecosistema dell’Innovazione sulla Transizione Ecologica della Regione Emilia Romagna. Project coordinator of task 4.3.3.

MAIN RESEARCH WITH PRIVATE

2005 Study of the interaction fluid-structure in the use of tower for the support of wind turbine generators. Contract between Tecnopali s.p.a and the Department of Civil Engineering Environmental and Architecture.

2005 – 2015 Structural seismic analysis of several Public buildings (mainly Schools and Hospitals).

2010 Design and optimization of precast reinforced concrete plinths used in a mobile context. Research contract between B&S s.r.l. and the Department of Civil Engineering Environmental and Architecture. The PI is coordinator.

2012 – 2013, 2018-2021 Design and development of innovative instrumentation for structural monitoring. Three research contracts between FIAMA s.r.l. and the Department of Engineering and Architecture. The PI is coordinator.

2017 “gLog: a black box for safety of constructions” Actions 1.1.2 - “Innovation project for PMI” – DGR 1305/2016 Regione Emilia Romagna  with CUP E94E16003180007.  The PI is coordinator.

2018 – 2021 to date Inspections and assessment of the state of preservation and damage of road bridges within the competence of the Province of Parma. Three research contracts between the Province of Parma and the Department of Engineering and Architecture. The PI is coordinator.

2017– to date Design, develpoment and test of innovative instrumentations for structural monitoring. Six research contracts between SISGEO s.r.l. and the Department of Engineering and Architecture. The PI is coordinator.

SEMINARS AND INVITED PRESENTATIONS TO INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES

15  invited seminars at other Department (worldwide),

More than 40 contributed talks at international conferences (25 as invited speaker).

Among the others, let me recall: (two presentations) CFRAC 2019, June 12-14 2019,  Braunschweig, Germany; MACH2019 March 25-29, 2019, ICF 14 Rhodes, Greece, June 18-23, 2017,(two presentations) CFRAC 2017, Nantes, June 14-16, 2017; International Colloquium of Mechanics, ENSTA Paris TECH, Paris, October 6-8, 2014; WCCM XI, Barcelona, July 20-25, 2014 (two presentations); Murico4, Mechanics of masonry structures, Ravenna, September 9-11, 2014;  IUTAM Symposium 2012, Fracture Phenomena in Nature and Technology, Brescia, July 1-5, 2012; ECCM 2010, Paris,  May 16-21, 2010; 7th Unilateral Problems in Structural Analysis, Palmanova,  June 17-19, 2010, WCCM8-ECCOMAS5, Venice  June 30-July 4, 2008; EuroSim 2007, Lubiana, September 9-13, 2007; 3rd MIT congress, Boston, June 14-17, 2005.

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2024/2025

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2023/2024

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

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Ubicazione dell'ufficio
Campus Scienze e Tecnologie - Padiglione 10 - Sede Scientifica di Ingegneria
Parco Area delle Scienze, 181/A
43124 PARMA