Luca Deseri
Professor of Solid and Structural Mechanics & Research Professor of Mechanical Engineering


Address: On leave from DICAM-Dept. of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering, University of Trento, via Mesiano 77, 38123 Trento-ITALY
(2016 ->) Research Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Swanson School of Engineering, MEMS-Department of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science, 636 Benedum Hall, 3700 O'Hara Street Pittsburgh, PA 15261-USA
Adj. Professor of Engineering Mechanics at the departments of Mechanical Engineering & Civil & Env.Eng., Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Av., Pittsburgh PA 15213-3890-USA CMU webpage, CMU-Mechanics, Materials and Computing webpage
Full Affiliate Member at the Department of Nanomedicine, Houston Methodist Research Institute TX-USA Houston Methodist webpage
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Curriculum vitae


Selected publications

Year 2015:
1. S S Soumya, A. Gupta, A. Cugno L. DESERI, K.Dayal, D. Das, S. Sen, M. Inamdar, Coherent motion of monolayer sheets under confinement and its pathological implications, PLOS ONE-Computational Biology, Published: December 21, 2015 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1004670 (arXiv:1507.06481 [q-bio.CB])

2. M. Fraldi, A. Cugno, L. DESERI, K. Dayal and N. Pugno (2015). A frequency-based hypothesis for mechanically targeting healthy and cancer single-cell systems. J. ROYAL SOC.-INTERFACE doi: 10.1098/rsif.2015.0656

3. L. DESERI, P. Pollaci, M. Zingales, K. Dayal (2015) Fractional Hereditariness of Lipid Membranes: Instabilities and Linearized Evolution. J. MECH. BEHAVIOR OF BIOMEDICAL MATERIALS-JMBBM DOI:10.1016/J.JMBBM.2015.09.021

4. DESERI L., Owen D. R. (2015). Stable Disarrangement Phases Arising from Expansion/Contraction or from Simple Shearing of a Model Granular Medium, INT. J. ENGINEERING SCIENCES doi:10.1016/j.ijengsci.2015.08.001

5. DESERI L., Zingales M. (2015). A mechanical picture of fractional-order Darcy equation., doi:10.1016/j.cnsns.2014.06.021 COMM. NONLINEAR SCIENCE NUM. SIMULATION

6. MM Terzi, K Dayal, L DESERI, M Deserno (2015) Revisiting the Link between Lipid Membrane Elasticity and Microscopic Continuum Models, BIOPHYSICAL JOURNAL 108 (2), 87a-88a doi: 10.1016/j.bpj.2014.11.510

7. DESERI L., Owen D. R., (2015). Submacroscopic Disarrangements Induce a Unique, Additive and Universal Decomposition of Continuum Fluxes, J. ELASTICITY doi: 10.1007/S10659-015-9542-5

8. A. Piotrowska, V. Piccolo, A. Chiappini, M. Ferrari, M. Pozzi, L. DESERI, D. Zonta (2015) Mechanochromic Photonic Crystals for Structural Health Monitoring, STRUCTURAL HEALTH MONITORING, DEStech Publications Inc. doi: 10.12783/SHM2015/386


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Upcoming events

CISM course "The Role of Mechanics in the Study of Lipid Bilayers", Udine (Italy) July 11-16 2016

Past events

EUROMECH560 Colloquium 2015: Mechanics of Biological Membranes

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