Born on December 27, 1944. Graduated in Engineering in 1969. Professor of Mechanics of Solids and Structures since 1986; at Sapienza - Università di Roma up to October 1992, then at Università Roma Tre. Professor of Theoretical Condensed-Matter at Università Roma Tre since April 15, 2015. Retired onNovember 1st, 2015. Faculty member of the Doctoral Programme in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics at Sapienza - Università di Roma since its establishment
(1984) up to 1999 (Chairman in 1991-92). Chairman of the Doctoral Programme in Sciences for Civil Engineering of Università Roma Tre since its establishment (November 1999) up to December 2002. Member of the Department of Studieson Structures from start (January 1, 2003) to finish (December 31, 2012); Chairman since October 2010. Member of the Department of Mathematics & Physics since its start (January 1, 2013) up to retirement.
Faculty member of the Doctoral Programme in Physics of Università Roma Tre from 2003 to 2013. Attached to the Interdisciplinary Centre “Beniamino Segre” of the Lincei Academy for a three-year period (November 2005 to October 2008). Director of the Modelling & Simulation Lab at Università Roma Tre from 2007 to 2010. Cofounder and shareholder of TRS (Technology & Research for Security), a
research spinoff company of Università Roma Tre launched on May 2008. Director of the CECAM–IT–SIMUL Node since March 1st, 2016.
Visiting professor at: Université Aix-Marseille III (1995), Neimenggu Polytechnic
University at Hohhot, Inner Mongolia (1996), Université de Toulon et du Var (1998),
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro and Laboratório Nacional de Computação Científica, Petrópolis-RJ (2001), Université Paris XII - Val-de-Marne (2004-2008),
Institute for Mathematics and its Applications (IMA), University of Minnesota (2005),
Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES),University of Texas at Austin (2009 and 2013),
Department of Mathematics UC Berkeley (2009),
State Key Laboratory of Tribology, Tsinghua University, Beijing (2010),
Human Performance Laboratory, University of Calgary (2011),
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (2014).
Member of the Italian Research Group for Mathematical Physics (GNFM), the
International Society for the Interaction of Mechanics and Mathematics (ISIMM),
the Society for Natural Philosophy (SNP), the European Mechanics Society
(EUROMECH), the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), the
European Society of Biomechanics (ESBiomech), the Complex Systems Society
(CSS), the Italian Association of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (AIMETA),
and the MECAMAT Group (Groupe Français de Mécanique des Matériaux).
Main ongoing research lines:
Multiscale modelling in materials physics: concurrent coupling of molecular
dynamics and continuum mechanics.
Mechanics of microstructured media: soft matter, nematoacoustics, biological
Multilevel approach to integrated geometric and physical modelling: algebraic
topology and differential geometry in continuum physics.