Professor of Solid and Structural Mechanics


Education

1985 Civil Engineering Degree, University of Bologna, Awarded Hons.
1986 Consulting Engineer for ISMES s.p.a., Bergamo, Italy.
1989 Visiting Research Associate at Duke University, Durham, N.C., U.S.A.
1990 to 1998 Assistant Professor at Istituto di ­ Scienza delle Costruzioni, University of Bologna, Italy.
1991 Ph.D. Dissertation: Localization of deformation and bifurcation in incremental non­associative elastoplasticity: applications to brittle-cohesive materials (in Italian).
1992 Visiting Engineer at the School of Mathematical Sciences, Bath University, Bath, U.K.
1993 Visiting Faculty at the Division of Engineering, Brown University, Providence, R.I., U.S.A.
1995 Visiting Faculty at the Faculty of Civil Engineering, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands.
1997 Visiting Faculty at the Laboratoire Sols, Solides,Structures of Grenoble, France.
1998 to 2001 Associate Professor of Solid and Structural Mechanics, University of Trento, Italy.
2000 Visiting Faculty at the Laboratoire de Mécanique et Technologie - Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan, France.
2001 Professor of Solid and Structural Mechanics, University of Trento, Italy.
2001 Visiting Faculty at the Institute of Fundamental Technological Research - Polish Academy of Science, Warsaw, Poland.
2001 to 2004 Head of the Department of Mechanical and Structural Engineering, University of Trento, Italy.
2002 Visiting Faculty at the Laboratoire de Mécanique et Technologie - Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan, France.
2004 Visiting Professor at the Technical University of Graz, Austria.
2004 Visiting Faculty at the Institute of Fundamental Technological Research - Polish Academy of Science, Warsaw, Poland.
2005 Visiting Faculty at the Department of Engineering Phyiscs University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison WI, USA.
2006 to 2013 Coordinator of the PhD program in Solid and Structural Mechanics of the university of Trento, Italy.
2006 Visiting Faculty at the Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Liverpool, UK.
2007 Visiting Faculty at the Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Liverpool, UK.
2008 Visiting Faculty at the Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Liverpool and University of Aberystwyth, UK.
2010 Visiting Faculty at the International Centre for Mathematical Sciences (Edinburgh) and at the Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Aberystwyth, UK.

Teaching Experiences

From 1990 Graduate and undergraduate courses: Theory and Design of Structures, Elements of Continuum Mechanics, Solid Mechanics. Graduate courses: Nonlinear Elasticity, Large Strain Elastoplasticity, Fracture Mechanics.
1999 Cism course 414: Material instabilities in elastic and plastic solids, Coordinator Prof. H. Petryk, 13-17 September 1999.
2001 Course: Mechanical behaviour of advanced ceramics: forming and service conditions , Centre of Excellence for Advanced Materials and Structures, Institute of Fundamental Technological Research, 17-24 September 2001.
2004 Course: Material Instabilities in Solid Mechanics, Technical University of Graz, January 2004.
2006 EPSRC Mathematics for Engineers Summer School: Advances in Continuum Mechanics. The nonlinear deformation of solids , Durham University, September 2006.
2012 Computational Multiscale Fracture Mechanics Summer School, in cooperation with the EU research project INTERCER2, Brescia University, June 25-29, 2012.
2014 Coordinator and teacher at the CISM 2014 Advanced School: "Extremely deformable structures", Udine, June 2-6, 2014
2017 Coordinator and teacher at the CISM-AIMETA 2017 Advanced School: "Dynamic Stability and Bifurcation in Nonconservative Mechanics", Udine, April 10-14, 2017

Research Awards


2009 EUROMECH Fellow (of the European Mechanics Society).
2012 Ceramic Technology Transfer Day Award (of the ACIMAC and ISTEC-CNR).
2013 ERC Advanced Grant of the European Research Council.
2014 December 3 Doctor Honoris Causa at the Ovidius University of Constanta.
2016 November 14 Modesto Panetti and Carlo Ferrari Award Award for applied mechanics from the Accademia delle Scienze di Torino [diploma].

Membership Activities

From 2014: Member of the IUTAM's General Assembly.

From 2014: Member of the IUTAM's Congress Committee.

From 2011: Coordinator of the Italian Branch of the Society for Natural Philosophy.

From 2008 to 2012: Secretary and Treasurer of The International Society for the Interaction of Mechanics and Mathematics (ISIMM).

From 2013 to 2016: Member of the Executive Committee of The International Society for the Interaction of Mechanics and Mathematics (ISIMM).

From 2008 to 2012: Member of the EUROMECH Solid Mechanics Conference Committee.

Referee Activities

Editorial Responsibilities:

Member of Editorial Board of:

Vice Chair for the Panel "PE8 Products and Processes Engineering" of the European Research Council Consolidator Grants (years 2013-2015).

Panel Member for the European Research Council Starting Grants (years 2009-2010).

Panel Member for the European Research Council Consolidator Grants (years 2010-2013).

Panel Member for the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) Starting Grants.

Panel Member for the Romanian National Council for Development and Innovation.

Panel Member for the Excellence Initiative funded by the Government of Spain.

Reviewer for the Chilean National Science and Technology Commission.

Reviewer for the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, Germany).

Reviewer for the Deutsch-Italienisches Hochschulzentrum.

Reviewer for the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Research Grants (UK).

Reviewer for the Irish Research Council.

Reviewer for the Leverhulme Grant Application System, UK.

Reviewer for the Research Council of Norway.

Reviewer for the Technology Foundation STW of Netherlands.

Reviewer for the United States - Israel Binational Science Foundation.

Reviewer for the Israel Science Foundation.

Reviewer for the National Centre for Research and Development of the Minister of Science and Higher Education (Poland).

Reviewer for the Russian Science Foundation (RSF).

Reviewer for the Italian PRIN (COFIN) MiUR and CIVR.

Reviewer for the NATO Collaborative Research Grants.


Referee for the following international journals:

  • Applied Physics Letters;
  • Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids;
  • Nature Communications;
  • Philosophical Magazine;
  • Plos One;
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society A;
  • Scientific Reports;
    • Acta Geotechnica;
    • Acta Mechanica;
    • Advances in Materials Science and Engineering;
    • AIAA Journal;
    • Applied Bionics and Biomechanics;
    • Applied Mathematical Modelling;
    • Applied Mathematics and Computation;
    • Applied Mathematics Letters;
    • Archives of Mechanics;
    • ASME Journal of Vibration and Acoustics;
    • Boundary Value Problems;
    • Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology;
    • CMES - Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences;
    • Composites Science and Technology;
    • Composite Structures;
    • Composites Part B: Engineering;
    • Computational Materials Science;
    • Computational Mechanics;
    • Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering;
    • Computers and Geotechnics;
    • Computers and Structures;
    • Comptes Rendus Mecanique;
    • Construction and Building Materials;
    • Continuum Mechanics and Thermodynamics;
    • Energy and Buildings;
    • Engineering Failure Analysis;
    • Engineering Fracture Mechanics;
    • Engineering Structures;
    • European Journal of Mechanics;
    • European Journal of Physics;
    • Experimental Mechanics;
    • Extreme Mechanics Letters;
    • Finite Elements in Analysis and Design;
    • Geomechanics and Engineering, An International Journal;
    • Geomechanics for Energy and the Environment;
    • Geotechnique;
    • Geotechnique Letters;
    • IMA Journal of Applied Mathematics;
    • International Journal of Computational Methods;
    • International Journal of Engineering, Science and Technology;
    • International Journal of Fracture;
    • International Journal of Impact Engineering;
    • International Journal of Mechanical Sciences;
    • International Journal of Mechanics and Materials in Design;
    • International Journal of Nonlinear Mechanics;
    • International Journal of Solids and Structures;
    • International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics;
    • International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering;
    • Iranian Journal of Science and Technology. Transaction B: Engineering;
    • Journal of Applied Mechanics, ASME;
    • Journal of Applied Physics;
    • Journal of Basic and Applied Physics;
    • Journal of Biomechanics;
    • Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, ASME;
    • Journal of Colloid and Interface Science;
    • Journal of Composite Materials;
    • Journal of Computational Physics;
    • Journal of Elasticity;
    • Journal of Elastomers & Plastics;
    • Journal of Engineering Mathematics;
    • Journal of Engineering Mechanics, ASCE;
    • Journal of Impact Engineering;
    • Journal of Low Frequency Noise, Vibration and Active Control;
    • Journal of Manufacturing Processes;
    • Journal of Materials: Design and Applications;
    • Journal of Materials Processing Technology;
    • Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials;
    • Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science;
    • Journal of Petroleum and Gas Engineering;
    • Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter;
    • Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics;
    • Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites;
    • Journal of Sound and Vibration;
    • Journal of the Acoustical Society of America;
    • Journal of the European Ceramic Society;
    • Journal of Vibration and Control;
    • Majlesi Journal of Electrical Engineering;
    • Mathematical Problems in Engineering;
    • Materials and Structures;
    • Materials Research;
    • Materials Science and Engineering: A;
    • Mathematical Medicine & Biology;
    • Mathematics and Mechanics of Complex Systems;
    • Mathematics and Mechanics of Solids;
    • Mathematical Reviews;
    • Meccanica;
    • Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures;
    • Mechanics of Materials;
    • Mechanics of Time-Dependent Materials;
    • Mechanics Research Communications;
    • Modelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering;
    • Multidiscipline Modeling in Materials and Structures;
    • Neurosurgery;
    • Nonlinear Dynamics;
    • Optical Materials;
    • Physica Scripta;
    • Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B, Journal of Engineering Manufacture;
    • Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C, Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science;
    • Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, , Part O: Journal of Risk and Reliability;
    • Physical Review & Research International;
    • Quarterly Journal of Mechanics and Applied Mathematics;
    • Sensors and Actuators A: Physical;
    • Science Journal of Mechanical Engineering;
    • SIAM Journal Applied Mathematics;
    • Smart Materials and Structures;
    • Structural Engineering and Mechanics;
    • Theoretical and Applied Fracture Mechanics;
    • The Journal of Strain Analysis for Engineering Design;
    • The Scientific World Journal;
    • Waves in Random and Complex Media;
    • Wave Motion;
    • ZAMM (Zeitschrift für Angewandte Mathematik und Mechanik);
    • ZAMP (Zeitschrift für angewandte Mathematik und Physik).


Referee for the following book companies:
  • Cambridge University Press;
  • CRC Press;
  • Springer;
  • Wiley.

Plenary Lectures

"Different manifestations of material instability in granular media" 35th Solid Mechanics Conference, Kraków, Poland, September 4-8, 2006.

"Material instabilities in elastic and plastic solids" XXII International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Adelaide, Australia, August 24-30, 2008.

"Material instabilities and the perturbative approach in Solid Mechanics" Workshop: Material Theories, Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach gGmbH, December 13-20, 2009.

"Bifurcations of elastic multilayers subject to finite bending" Advanced composite materials engineering COMAT 2010, October, 27-29, 2010 Brasov, Romania.

"Configurational forces in elastic systems" MRS Spring Meeting, April 21-25, 2014, San Francisco

"Energy releasing elastic structures" Assemblea Scientifica del Gruppo Nazionale di Fisica Matematica
May 15-17, 2014, Montecatini.

"Structures releasing energy" Advanced Problems in Mechanics, June 30 - July 5, 2014, Saint Petersburg

"Energy releases and Eshelby forces in elastic structures" STAMM 2014, September 8-11, 2014, Potiers, FR.

"Discontinuities, localization, ellipticity vs. stress channelling in extreme Cosserat materials". International Workshop on Pattern Formation in Soft Materials, June 1-4, 2015, Tianjin, China
Bigoni D.

11th Hellenic Society for Theoretical and Applied Mechanics International Congress on Mechanics, 27-30 May 2016, Athens
Bigoni D.
"Geometry & elasticity: folding of a continuum, dripping of a rod and self-oscillating systems".
The 40th Solid Mechanic Conference SOLMECH 2016, August 30 - September 2, 2016, Warsaw
Bigoni D.
"Folding and faulting instabilities in extreme elastic solids".

INdAM Workshop on Trends on Applications of Mathematics to Mechanics, September 5-9, 2016, Roma
Bigoni D.
"The geometry of a higly deformed elastic rod, with applications to snakes, catapults, and self-oscillating systems".

Multiscale Innovative Materials & Structures, October 28-30, 2016, Cetara (SA)
Bigoni D.
"Elastic rods, snakes, and catapults".

International Symposium on Defects and Material Mechanics, June 26-29, 2017, Lyon
Bigoni D.
"Configurational forces in elastic structures".

Conference Organization

D.B. and F. Ubertini Chairmen and organizers the congress: 10th European Solid Mechanics Conference (ESMC 2018), of the European Mechanics Society, July 2-6, 2018, Bologna. First announcement

Co-chairman with Dr. A. Tampieri and Prof. P. Zannini of the Congress CERMODEL2017 - Modelling and Simulation meet Innovation in Ceramics Technology, July 26-28, 2017.

Co-chairman, with Professors C. Lexcellent and H. Petryk, of the special session commemorating Professor B. Raniecki "Elasticity, Plasticity and Phase Transition" at The 40th Solid Mechanic Conference SOLMECH 2016, August 30 - September 2, 2016, Warsaw.

Co-organizer with Professors S. Neukirch, B. Roman, K. Seffen of the Minisymposium "Mechanics and Physics of Solids and Structures" at the "9th European Solid Mechanics Conference" Madrid, July 6-10, 2015.

Co-organizer with Prof. H. Petryk of the Minisymposium "Material instabilities" at the "9th European Solid Mechanics Conference" Madrid, July 6-10, 2015.

Co-chairman with Dr. A. Tampieri and Prof. P. Zannini of the Congress CERMODEL2015 - Modelling and Simulation meet Innovation in Ceramics Technology, July 1-3, 2015.

Co-chairman with Dr. A. Bellosi and Prof. P. Zannini of the Congress CERMODEL2013 - Modelling and Simulation meet Innovation in Ceramics Technology, July 10-12, 2013.

Co-chairman with Prof. R. Kienzler for the Pre-nominated Session "Elasticity" at the 23rd International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, ICTAM2012, to be held in Beijing, China, August 19-24, 2012.

Chairman of the IUTAM 2012 Symposium Fracture Phenomena in Nature and Technology, July 1-5, 2012, Brescia.

Chairman of the congress: Advanced composite materials engineering COMAT 2010, October, 27-29, 2010 Brasov, Romania.

Co-chairman with Prof. L. Deseri of the congress: 4th International Symposium on Defect and Materials Mechanics (ISDMM09), July 6-9, 2009, Trento.

Organizer of the 1st Meeting of the Group "Aimeta Materiali" (GMA06), Trento, February 23-24, 2006.

Co-chairman with Prof. Ahmed Benallal of the Euromech Colloquium 474 on Material instabilities in coupled problems, September 2005, Troyes, FR.

Co-chairman with Prof. Henryk Petryk for the Pre-nominated Session on Material Instabilities at the 21st International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, August 15-21, 2004, Warsaw, Poland.



D.B. member of the International Scientific Committee of the "Eighth International Conference on Thin-Walled Structures" (ICTWS 2018), July, 24-27, 2018, Lisbon.

D.B. member of the International Advisory Board of 41st Solid Mechanics Conference August 27-31, 2018, Warsaw.

D.B. member of the International Advisory Board of High and Ultra High Temperature Ceramics Symposium at the 7th International Congress on Ceramics, June 17-21, 2018, Foz do Iguacu (Brazil).

Member of the scientific committee of the congress: 2nd International Conference of Recent Advances in Nonlinear Models, November 16-17, 2017, Coimbra (PT).

Member of the scientific committee of the congress: 8th International Symposium on Defect and Materials Mechanics (ISDMM15), June 26-29, 2017, Lyon.

Member of the scientific advisory board of the congress: 14th International Conference on Fracture, June 18-23, 2017, Rhodes.

Member of the scientific committee of the congress: 2016 International Workshop on Miltiscale Innovative Materials and Structures, October 28-30, 2016, Cetara (Salerno).

Member of the International Advisory Board of the conference: The 40th Solid Mechanic Conference SOLMECH 2016, August 30 - September 2, 2016, Warsaw.

Member of the scientific committee of the conference: Fracture, Fatigue and Wear, August 24-26, 2016 Kitakyushu, Japan.

Member of the scientific advisory board of the congress: 17th International Conference on Experimental Mechanics, July 3-7, 2016, Rhodes, Greece.

Member of the scientific committee of the congress: 7th International Symposium on Defect and Materials Mechanics (ISDMM15), September 14-18, 2015 University of Bremen.

Member of the scientific committee of the conference: Fracture, Fatigue and Wear, August 27-28, 2015 Ghent, Belgium.

Member of the scientific committee of the congress: International Conference on Mechanics of Complex Solids and Fluids, May 17-22, 2015 Lille.

Member of the scientific committee of the colloquium 575 of the European Mechanics Society: Contact mechanics and coupled problems in surface phenomena, March 30 – April 2, 2015, IMT Institute for Advanced Studies, Lucca, Italy.

Member of the scientific committee of the congress: Euromech Colloquium 551 Mechanics of Fibre-reinforced Materials, September 2-5, 2013 Nottingham.

Member of the scientific committee of the congress: 6th International Symposium on Defect and Materials Mechanics (ISDMM13), July 2-6, 2013 Ecole Centrale de Nantes.

Member of the scientific committee of the congress: 13th International Conference on Fracture, June 16-21, 2013, Beijing, China.

Member of the scientific committee of the congress: Multi-Scale Modelling and Characterization of Innovative Materials and Structures, May 1-5, 2013, Cetara, Amalfi Coast.

Member of the scientific committee of the congress: 8th European Solid Mechanics Conference, July 9-13, 2012, Graz, Austria.

Member of the scientific committee of the congress: 5th International Symposium on Defect and Materials Mechanics (ISDMM11), June 27- July 1, 2011, Sevilla, Spain.

Member of the scientific committee of the congress: 7th Euromech Solid Mechanics Conference, September 7-11, 2009, Lisbon, Portugal.

Member of the scientific committee of the congress: Thermo-Mechanical Modelings for Solids, July 9-12, 2007, Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, FR.

Member of the scientific committee of the XVII AIMETA Congress, September 11-15, 2005, University of Firenze.

Member of the scientific committee of the Euromech Colloquium 464 on Fibre-reinforced solids: constitutive laws and instabilities, September 28 - October 1, 2004, University of Cantabria, Santander, SP.

Member of the scientific committee of the IUTAM Symposium on Asymptotics, Singularities and Homogeneization in Problems of Mechanics, July 8-11, 2002, Liverpool, UK.

Postgraduate Supervision

Enrico Radi (PhD, 1993); ), now professor at the university of Modena and Reggio Emilia
Monica Valentini (PhD, 1998); now teacher in a secondary school
Massimiliano Gei (PhD, 2001);now professor at the University of Cardiff (UK)
Michele Brun (PhD, 2003); now associate professor at the University of Cagliari
Andrea Piccolroaz (PhD, 2004); now associate professor at the University of Trento
Giulia Franceschini (PhD, 2006); now consulting engineer
Katia Bertoldi (PhD, 2006); now Gordon McKay Professor of Applied Mechanics at Harvard University (USA)
Daniele Veber (PhD, 2007); now consulting engineer
Sergia Colli (PhD, 2008); now consulting engineer
Francesco Dal Corso (PhD, 2009); now assistant professor at the University of Trento
Giovanni Noselli (PhD, 2011); now assistant professor at SISSA (Trieste)
Sara Roccabianca (PhD, 2011); now assistant professor at Michigan State University (USA)
Veronica Istrate (PhD, 2012); now Phd student in mathematics at the University of Koeln
Mattia Bacca (PhD, 2013); now assistant professor at the University of British Columbia (Canada)
Diego Misseroni (PhD, 2013); now assistant professor at the University of Trento
Luca Argani (PhD, 2014); now post doc at Liverpool University
Federico Bosi (PhD, 2015); now Lecturer at the University College London
Summer Shahzad (PhD, 2016); now postdoc at Aalto University (Finland)
Massimo Penasa (PhD, 2017);
Matthew Scot Swan (PhD, 2017);

Post-doc Students

Ralf Denzer (Associate Professor, Lund University)
Panagiotis Gourgiotis (Lecturer, Durham University, UK)
Theodosios Papathanasiou (Lecturer, Brunel University London)

Research Grants and Contracts

see http://www.ing.unitn.it/~bigoni/bigonigrants.htm


Patents

Italian patent 0001408351 (deposited June 7, 2011, published December 8, 2012, patented June 13, 2014)
Title: “Dispositivo strumentato per una caratterizzazione di una struttura interna di un blocco di formaggio”
Inventors: Bigoni Davide, Cavazza Agostino, and Noselli Giovanni
Property: Fondazione Edmund Mach

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