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Massimiliano Gei (Curriculum)
Page last updated: 25/06/2015

Education go to indexgo upgo down
1997 Civil Engineering Full-Honors Degree, University of Bologna, Italy.
2001 Ph.D. in "Materials and Structural Engineering", University of Trento, Italy.
Appointments and professional experiences go to indexgo upgo down
3/2001-3/2003 Research Associate, Department of Engineering Sciences and Methods, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy.
4/2003-1/2005 Research Associate, Department of Mechanical and Structural Engineering, University of Trento, Italy.
1/2005-2/2011 Assistant Professor of Solid and Structural Mechanics, Department of Mechanical and Structural Engineering, University of Trento, Italy.
3/2011-5/2015 Associate Professor of Solid and Structural Mechanics, Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering, University of Trento, Italy.
6/2015-to date Professor - Solid Mechanics/Structures, School of Engineering, Cardiff University, UK.

11/1999-4/2000 Visiting Scientist at the Department of Mathematics, University of Glasgow, UK.
7/2000 Visiting Scientist at the Computational Biomechanics Group, Graz University of Technology, Austria.
5/2004-6/2004 Visiting Scholar at AMAS-Centre of Excellence for Advanced Materials and Structures, Institute of Fundamental and Technological Research, IPPT-PAN, Warsaw, Poland.
7/2005-to date Member of the Council of the Graduate School in Structural Engineering, University of Trento, Italy.
7/2006 Visiting Scientist at the Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Liverpool, UK.
2/2007 Visiting Scientist at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel.
7-8/2007 Marie Curie Fellow at the Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Liverpool, UK.
8-9/2008 Marie Curie Fellow at the Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Liverpool, UK.
2/2009 Visiting Scientist at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel.
1/2009, 6/2009, 5/2010 Visiting Fellow at the Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Liverpool, UK.
1/2011 Visiting Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel.
7/2012-9/2012 Visiting Research Scientist at the Ceramic Research and Development Department, Sacmi sc, Imola (BO), Italy.
7/2013-9/2013 Visiting Research Scientist at the Ceramic Research and Development Department, Sacmi sc, Imola (BO), Italy.
1/2013-2/2013 Visiting Professor at the Institute of Mechanics, Technical University - Dortmund, Dortmund, Germany.
11/2013, 4/2014- Visiting Professor at the School of Engineering and Material Science, Queen Mary University of London, UK.
5/2014-7/2014 Visiting Research Scientist at the Ceramic Research and Development Department, Sacmi sc, Imola (BO), Italy.
Research projects go to indexgo upgo down
2001 Responsible of the project "Giovani Ricercatori": Effects of residual stresses and interfaces in the guided wave propagation of acoustic waves, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia.
2001 Industrial research project: Retaining walls subject to high seismic actions; comparison between experimental and model-based results, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, responsible Prof. E. Radi.
2003 Research project MIUR-COFIN 2003: Mechanical damage phenomena of interfaces in structural systems: applications to civil engineering and emerging research fields, coordinator Prof. A. Tralli.
2004 Research project MIUR-PRIN 2004: Microstructural problems and models: applications to civil and structural engineering, coordinator Prof. C. Cinquini.
2005 Research project MIUR-PRIN 2005: Interfacial resistance and failure in materials and structural systems, coordinator Prof. A. Corigliano.
2006 Research project University of Trento-CRS2006: Study of Innovative Applications of Fibre-Optic-based Sensors in Health Monitoring and Active Control of Mechanical and Civil Structures (SINFOMeCS), coordinator Prof. M. Da Lio.
2008 Research project MIUR-PRIN 2007: Multi-scale Problems with Complex Interactions in Structural Engineering, coordinator Prof. A. Corigliano.
2008 Responsible of a GNFM "Young investigator" project.
2009 Responsible of a GNFM "Young investigator" project.
2010 Cost Action MP 1003 (FP7): European Scientific Network for Artificial Muscles, coordinator Dr. Federico Carpi.
2011 Research project MIUR-PRIN 2009: Multi-scale Modelling of Materials and Structures, coordinator Prof. A. Corigliano.
2014 Coordinator of the research project Marie Curie Industry-Academia Partnerships and Pathways (IAPP) n. 286110: INTERCER2-Modelling and optimal design of ceramic structures with defects and imperfect interfaces.
Review activity go to indexgo upgo down
Reviewer for the following journals: Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, Applied Physics Letters, International Journal of Solids and Structures, Proceedings of the Royal Society A, International Journal of Fracture, European Journal of Mechanics/A-Solids, Journal of the Mechanics of Materials and Structures, Journal of Elasticity, SIAM Journal of Applied Mathematics, Smart Materials and Structures, International Journal of Non-linear Mechanics, Mechanics Research Communications, Engineering Structures, Wave Motion, Multiscale Modeling and Simulation, IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control, Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, Actuators, Journal of the European Ceramic Society, Nuclear Engineering and Design, Annals of Solid and Structural Mechanics, Computer and Structures, Meccanica, Journal of Engineering and Technology Research, Canadian Journal of Physics, Medical Engineering and Physics, Journal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience.
Reviewer for the European Research Council (ERC-Starting Grants) and for the Czech Science Foundation.
Reviewer for three international Ph.D. theses.
Ph.D. thesis supervised go to indexgo upgo down
2008 A Constitutive Framework for Modelling Conductive Polymers (L. Magnarelli), Ph.D. Program in Solid and Structural Mechanics.
2008 Boundary Elements Applied to Incremental Nonlinear Elasticity (S. Colli), Ph.D. Program in Solid and Structural Mechanics.
2011 Finite Bending in Multilayered Structures (S. Roccabianca), Ph.D. Program in Solid and Structural Mechanics.
2012 Instability of Dielectric Elastomer Actuators (S. Colonnelli), Ph.D. Program in Solid and Structural Mechanics.
2013 Optimization of soft dielectric energy harvesters (E. Bortot), Ph.D. Program in Solid and Structural Mechanics.
Teaching experiences go to indexgo upgo down
1999-2004 Undergraduate courses: Structural Mechanics, Elements of Continuum Mechanics, Universities of Trento, Modena and Reggio Emilia, Parma.
2003-2004 Lecturer of Statics, University of Parma.
2004-2014 Lecturer of Statics, Structural Mechanics, Solid Mechanics, Plasticity and Limit Analysis of Structures, Plates and shells, Theory and Dynamics of Structures, University of Trento.
2013-2014 Lecturer of Mechanics and Structural Design for Energy Engineering, Free University of Bolzano-Bozen.