Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering, Università di Cassino e del Lazio Meridionale, via G. Di Biasio 43, 03043 Cassino (FR), Italy
Date of birth: 23.02.1966
1997: Ph.D. in Corrosion-Metallurgy, Ecole Centrale Paris (Paris, France)
1989: 5 years Master Degree in Nuclear Engineering, University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Italy (110/110 cum laude)
Since 2005 Full Professor of Metallurgy at the Università di Cassino e del Lazio Meridionale
2021 – ongoing: President Emeritus of the Gruppo Italiano Frattura (IGF).
2021 – ongoing: Associate Co-Editor of Material Design & Processing Communications (Wiley);
2021 – ongoing: Associate Editor of Forces in Mechanics (Elsevier).
2021 - ongoing: Member of the Topic Editor Team of Materials (MDPI).
2018 - ongoing: Member of the Editorial Board of Researches in Mathematics and Mechanics (Ukraine);
2018 – ongoing: Member of the Academic Senate (Università di Cassino e del Lazio Meridionale)
2018 – ongoing: Responsible of the pedagogical activities of the Engineering courses at the Università di Cassino e del Lazio Meridionale.
2018 – 2021: Editorial board member of Material Design & Processing Communications
2017 – ongoing: Vice President of the International Congress on Fracture (ICF).
2016 – ongoing: Editorial board member of Fatigue & Fracture of Engineering Materials & Structures
2016 – ongoing: Scientific Responsible of Procedia Structural Integrity, ISSN 2452-3216.
2016 – ongoing: Editorial board member of Integritet i vek konstrukcija – Structural Integrity and Life
2014 – 2018: Vice President of the European Structural Integrity Society (ESIS).
2014 – 2018: Editorial board member of Scienze e Ricerche
2013 – ongoing: Editorial board member of Theoretical and Applied Fracture Mechanics
2013 – 2017: Member of the International Congress on Fracture (ICF) ExCo as Director.
2012 – 2014: Member of the European Structural Integrity Society (ESIS) ExCo.
2012 – 2018: Responsible of the pedagogical activities of the Industrial Engineering courses at the Università di Cassino e del Lazio Meridionale.
2009 – 2021: President of the Gruppo Italiano Frattura (IGF)
2007 – ongoing: Founder and Editor in Chief of the IGF journal Frattura ed Integrità Strutturale - Fracture and Structural Integrity (ISSN 1971-8993)
2006 – 2009: Director of the PhD School of Engineering at University of Cassino.
2005 – 2009: Member of the Gruppo Italiano Frattura (IGF) ExCo, Secretary.
2000 – 2005: Associate Professor, Università di Cassino
1997 – ongoing: Director of the Solids and Structure Mechanics Laboratory at the Università di Cassino
1992 – 2000: Researcher, Università di Cassino
1989 – 1992: Engineer, RAI (Radiotelevisione Italiana)
2020: "Materials Design & Processing Communications" Award of Merit 2020. LINK.
2018: "Structural Integrity Award of Merit", Structural Integrity – Series and Springer Publishing. LINK.
2017: “Constantine Tipper Silver Medal”, International Congress on Fracture (ICF). LINK.
Guest editor for some issues published in Fatigue & Fracture of Engineering Materials & Structures, International Journal of Fatigue, Theoretical and Applied Fracture Mechanics, Procedia Engineering, Procedia Structural Integrity and reviewer of papers in the main journals in the field of Metallurgy and Structural Integrity.
His main research fields concern the analysis of fatigue crack propagation resistance and damaging micromechanisms of stainless steels, ductile cast irons, Al and Ti alloys, shape memory alloys and Zn coated steels, the investigation of stainless steels hydrogen embrittlement mechanisms and the analysis of stainless steels localized corrosion micromechanisms.
He is the author of more than 240 papers published in international journals, conferences proceedings and books chapters and 1 patent.
He organized and co-organized many national and international events (e.g., Italian Group of Fracture National meetings, Crack tip stress field workshops, Crack Paths 2013, ECF21, etc.).
CURRENTLY, HE SERVES AS
- President Emeritus of the IGF (Italian Group of Fracture), since 2021.
- President of ESIS (European Society of Structural Integrity), since 2018.
- Vice-President of ICF (International Congress on Fracture), since 2017.