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Massimiliano Gei (Publications)
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Ph.D. dissertation go to indexgo upgo down
  1. Bifurcation and wave propagation in coated structures under finite strain (2001). Advisors: Prof. D. Bigoni and Prof. R.W. Ogden. University of Trento, Trento, Italy.
Papers published in international journals go to indexgo upgo down
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  1. Bigoni, D. and Gei, M. (2001).
    Bifurcations of a coated, elastic cylinder. International Journal of Solids and Structures 38, 5117-5148.

  2. Gei, M., Genna, F. and Bigoni, D. (2002).
    An interface model for the periodontal ligament. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering 124, 538-546.

  3. Gei, M. and Ogden, R.W. (2002).
    Vibration of a surface-coated elastic block subject to bending. Mathematics and Mechanics of Solids 7, 607-629.

  4. Gei, M., Bigoni, D. and Guicciardi, S. (2004).
    Failure of silicon nitride under uniaxial compression at high temperature. Mechanics of Materials 36, 335-345.

  5. Gei, M., Bigoni, D. and Franceschini, G. (2004).
    Thermoelastic small-amplitude wave propagation in nonlinear elastic multilayers. Mathematics and Mechanics of Solids 9, 555-569.

  6. Radi, E. and Gei, M. (2004).
    Mode III crack growth in linear hardening materials with strain gradient effects. International Journal of Fracture 130, 765-785.

  7. Dal Corso, F., Bigoni, D. and Gei, M. (2008).
    The stress concentration near a rigid line inclusion in a pre-stressed, elastic material. Part I – Full field and asymptotics. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids 56, 815-838.

  8. Bigoni, D., Dal Corso, F. and Gei, M. (2008).
    The stress concentration near a rigid line inclusion in a pre-stressed, elastic material. Part II – Implications on shear band nucleation, growth and energy release rate. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids 56, 839-856.

  9. Gei, M. (2008).
    Elastic waves guided by a material interface. European Journal of Mechanics-A/Solids 27, 328-345.

  10. Bigoni, D., Gei, M. and Movchan, A.B. (2008).
    Dynamics of a prestressed stiff layer on an elastic half space: filtering and band gap characteristic of periodic structural models derived from long-wave asymptotics. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids 56, 2494-2520.

  11. Gei, M., Movchan, A.B. and Bigoni, D. (2009).
    Band-gap shift and defect-induced annihilation in prestressed elastic structures. Journal of Applied Physics 105, 063507.

  12. Colli, S., Gei, M. and Bigoni, D. (2009).
    A boundary element formulation for incremental nonlinear elastic deformation of compressible solids. CMES: Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences 40, 29-62.

  13. Gei, M., Movchan, A.B. and Jones, I.S. (2009).
    Junction conditions for cracked elastic thin solids under bending and shear. Quarterly Journal of Mechanics and Applied Mathematics 62, 481-493.

  14. Roccabianca, S., Gei, M. and Bigoni, D. (2010).
    Plane strain bifurcations of elastic, layered structures in finite bending: theory vs. experiments. IMA Journal of Applied Mathematics 75, 525-548.

  15. Gei, M. (2010).
    Wave propagation in quasiperiodic structures: stop/pass band distribution and effect of prestress. International Journal of Solids and Structures 47, 3067-3075.

  16. Bertoldi, K. and Gei, M. (2011).
    Instability in multilayered soft dielectrics. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids 59, 18-42.

  17. Gei, M., Roccabianca, S. and Bacca, M. (2011).
    Controlling band gap in Electroactive Polymer-based structures. IEEE-ASME Transactions on Mechatronics 16, 102-107.

  18. Jones, I.S., Movchan, A.B. and Gei, M. (2011).
    Waves and damage in structured solids with multi-scale resonators. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London A 467, 964-984.

  19. Roccabianca, S., Bigoni, D. and Gei, M. (2011).
    Long wavelength bifurcations and multiple neutral axes of elastic layered structures subject to finite bending. Journal of the Mechanics of Materials and Structures 6, 511-527.

  20. Shmuel, G., Gei, M. and deBotton, G. (2012).
    The Rayleigh-Lamb wave propagation in a dielectric layer subjected to large deformations. International Journal of Non-linear Mechanics 47, 307-316.

  21. Carpi, F. and Gei, M. (2013).
    Predictive stress-stretch models of elastomers up to the characteristic flex. Smart Materials and Structures 22, 104011.

  22. Gei, M., Springhetti, R. and Bortot, E. (2013).
    Performance of soft dielectric laminated composites. Smart Materials and Structures 22, 104014.

  23. Gei, M., Colonnelli, S. and Springhetti, R. (2014).
    The role of electrostriction on the stability of dielectric elastomer actuators. International Journal of Solids and Structures 51, 848-860.

  24. Bortot, E., Springhetti, R. and Gei. M. (2014).
    Enhanced soft dielectric composite generators: the role of ceramic fillers. Journal of the European Ceramic Society 34, 2623-2632.

  25. Bosi, F., Piccolroaz, A., Gei, M., Dal Corso, F., Cocquio, A. and Bigoni, D. (2014).
    Experimental investigation of the elastoplastic response of aluminum silicate spray dried powder during cold compaction. Journal of the European Ceramic Society 34, 2633-2642.

  26. Colquitt, D., Brun, M., Gei, M., Movchan, A.B., Movchan, N.V. and Jones, I.S. (2014).
    Transformation elastodynamics and cloaking for flexural waves. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids 72, 131-143.

  27. Springhetti, R., Bortot, E., deBotton, G. and Gei, M. (2014).
    Optimal energy-harvesting cycle for a load-driven dielectric generator in plane-strain. IMA Journal of Applied Mathematics 79, 929-946.

  28. Bortot, E., Denzer, R., Menzel, A. and Gei, M. (2014).
    Analysis of viscoleastic soft dielectric elastomer generators operating in an electric circuit. Submitted.

  29. Carpi, F., Anderson, I., Bauer, S., Frediani, G., Gallone, G., Gei, M., Graaf, C., Jean-Mistral, C., Kaal, W., Kofod, G., Kollosche, M., Kornbluh, R., Lassen, B., Matysek, M., Michel, S., Nowak, S., O’Brien, B., Pei, Q., Pelrine, R., Rechenbach, B., Rosset, S. and Shea, H. (2014).
    Standards for dielectric elastomer transducers. Submitted.

Papers published in refereed books go to indexgo upgo down
  1. Gei, M. and Radi, E. (2003).
    Near-tip fields of mode III steady-state crack propagation in elastic-plastic strain gradient solids. IUTAM Symposium on Asymptotics, Singularities and Homogenisation in Problems of Mechanics, Movchan, A.B., Ed. (Solid Mechanics and Its Application Vol. 113), pp. 212-220, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, Netherlands, ISBN 1-4020-1780-4.

  2. Gei, M., Rovati, M. and Veber, D. (2006).
    Effect of internal length scale on optimal topologies for Cosserat continua. IUTAM Symposium on Topological Design Optimization of Structures, Machines and Materials, Bendsoe, M., Sigmund, O. and Olhoff, N., Eds., pp. 157-166, Springer, Berlin, Germany, ISBN 1-4020-4729-0.

  3. Gei, M., Bigoni, D., Movchan, A.B. and Bacca, M. (2013).
    Band-gap properties of prestressed structures. Acoustic Metamaterials: Negative Refraction, Imaging, Lensing and Cloaking, Craster, R.V. and Guenneau, S., Eds., pp. 61-82, Springer, Dordrecht, Paesi Bassi, ISBN 978-94-007-4812-5.

  4. Bigoni, D., Gei, M. and Roccabianca, S. (2013).
    Bifurcation of elastic multilayers. Mathematical Methods and Models in Composites, Mantic, V., Ed., pp. 173-207, Imperial College Press, London, U.K., ISBN 978-1848167841.

Chapter of books go to indexgo upgo down
  1. Gei, M., Guicciardi, S. and Bigoni, D. (2002).
    Failure of silicon nitride in uniaxial compression. In A Collection of Advanced Mechanical Problems in Structural Ceramics (Ch. 4), Bigoni, D., Ed. AMAS Lecture notes 3. Centre of Excellence for Advanced Materials and Structures, Institute of Fundamental Technological Research, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland, ISSN 1642-0578.

  2. Gei, M. (2012).
    Mechanics of smart elastomer structures: basic principles and applications. Smart structures - New technologies from a civil and mechanical engineering perspective, Bursi, O.S., Gei, M. and Zonta, D., Eds., University of Trento, Trento, ISBN 978-88-8443-425-8.
Undergraduate textbooks go to indexgo upgo down
  1. Gei, M. and Sgallari, F. (1994).
    Personal Computer, Microsoft Dos, Windows, Fortran with graphics elements and exercises (in Italian). Esculapio, Bologna.

  2. Bigoni, D., Di Tommaso, A., Gei, M., Laudiero, F. and Zaccaria, D. (1995).
    Inertial characteristics of sections, with software (in Italian). Esculapio, Bologna.
Conference proceedings go to indexgo upgo down
  1. Bigoni, D. and Gei, M. (1999).
    On bifurcation of a layered, orthotropic, elastic medium. XXVIII AIAS National Congress, Vicenza, Italy, 8-11 September 1999.

  2. Bigoni, D. and Gei, M. (1999).
    Bifurcation of a cylindrical inclusion embedded in an elastic medium. XIV AIMETA National Congress, Como, Italy, 6-9 October 1999.

  3. Gei, M. and Ogden R.W. (2001).
    Dynamics of surface-coated nonlinear elastic solids: plane strain application. XV AIMETA National Congress, Taormina (ME), Italy, 26-29 September 2001.

  4. Gei, M., Genna, F. and Bigoni, D. (2002).
    A mechanical model for the periodontal ligament. Applied Mechanics in the Americas, PACAM 2002, Kittl, P., Diaz, G., Mook, D., Geer, J., Eds., Temuco, Chile, 2-4 January 2002.

  5. Radi, E. and Gei, M. (2002).
    Effect of microstructure on ductile crack growth. VI SIMAI National Congress, Chia (CA), Italy, 27-31 May 2002.

  6. Radi, E. and Gei, M. (2002).
    Crack growth in elastic-plastic materials with strain gradient effects. IGF 16 National Congress, Catania, Italy, 20-22 June 2002.

  7. Bigoni, D., Movchan, A.B. and Gei, M. (2003).
    Structural interfaces in solid mechanics: a view to applications in biological systems. 9th International Conference on the Mechanical Behaviour of Materials, Geneva, Switzerland, 25-29 May 2003.

  8. Bigoni, D., Movchan, A.B. and Gei, M. (2003).
    Structural interfaces in elasticity. XVI AIMETA National Congress, Ferrara, Italy, 9-12 September 2003.

  9. Gei, M., Bigoni, D. and Franceschini, G. (2003).
    Propagation of thermoelastic waves in layered structures. XVI AIMETA National Congress, Ferrara, Italy, 9-12 September 2003.

  10. Gei, M. and Mariano, P.M. (2005).
    Dynamic coupling between phonon and phason dynamic modes in quasiperiodic alloys. Third MIT Conference on Computational Fluid and Solid Mechanics, Cambridge, Ma, USA, 14-17 June 2005.

  11. Gei, M. and Mariano, P.M. (2005).
    Macroscopic effects of atomic modes in quasicrystals. XVII AIMETA National Congress, Firenze, Italy, 11-15 September 2005.

  12. Gei, M. (2005).
    Stability of a material interface. XVII AIMETA National Congress, Firenze, Italy, 11-15 September 2005.

  13. Gei, M. and Magnarelli, L. (2006).
    The role of multifield theory in the modelling of active materials. SPIE 13th Annual Symposium Smart Materials and Structures, San Diego, Ca, USA, 27 February-3 March 2006.

  14. Colli, S., Gei, M. and Bigoni, D. (2007).
    A boundary element approach to incremental, non-linear elasticity. International Symposium on Recent Advances in Mechanics, Dynamic Systems and Probability Theory - MDP 2007, Mondello (Pa), Italy, 3-6 June 2007.

  15. Dal Corso, F., Bigoni, D. and Gei, M. (2007).
    The stress concentration near a rigid line inclusion in a prestressed, elastic materials. International Symposium on Recent Advances in Mechanics, Dynamic Systems and Probability Theory - MDP 2007, Mondello (Pa), Italy, 3-6 June 2007.

  16. Gei, M., Bigoni, D. and Movchan, A.B. (2007).
    Dynamics of a prestressed, stiff layer on an elastic half-space: structural models derived from long-wave asymptotics. XVIII AIMETA National Congress, Brescia, Italy, 11-14 September 2007.

  17. Dal Corso, F., Bigoni, D. and Gei, M. (2007).
    The stress concentration near a rigid line inclusion in a prestressed, elastic materials. XVIII AIMETA National Congress, Brescia, Italy, 11-14 September 2007.

  18. deBotton, G., Gei, M. and Lewinstein, A. (2009).
    Modelling of dielectric composites in finite deformation elasticity. XIX AIMETA National Congress, Ancona, Italy, 14-17 September 2009.

  19. Gei, M., Bertoldi, K., deBotton, G. and Lewinstein, A. (2010).
    Microscopic and macroscopic instabilities in dielectric elastomer actuators. Actuator 2010, 12th International Conference on New Actuators, Bremen, Germany, 14-16 June 2010.

  20. Gei, M. and Colonnelli, S. (2011).
    Instability of soft dielectric elastomer: the role of electrostriction. EuroEAP 2011, I International Conference on EAP Transducers and Artificial Muscles Pisa, Italy, 8-9 June 2011.

  21. Shmuel, G., Gei, M. and deBotton, G. (2011).
    Generalized Rayleigh-Lamb wave propagation in finitely deformed dielectric elastomers. EuroEAP 2011, I International Conference on EAP Transducers and Artificial Muscles Pisa, Italy, 8-9 June 2011.

  22. Gei, M., Colonnelli, S. and Springhetti, R. (2011).
    Instability of soft dielectric composite actuators. XX AIMETA National Congress, Bologna, 12-15 September 2011.

  23. Gei, M., Colonnelli, S. and Springhetti, R. (2012).
    A framework to investigate instabilities in homogeneous and composite dielectric elastomer actuators. SPIE Smart Materials/NDE, EAPAD Conference (n. 8340, paper 834010), San Diego, Ca, USA, 11-15 March 2012.

  24. Gei, M. and Springhetti, R. (2012).
    Effect of anisotropy in the design of soft dielectric composites. EuroEAP 2012, II International Conference on EAP Transducers and Artificial Muscles, Potsdam, Germany, 29-30 May 2012.

  25. Bortot, E., Springhetti, R., Gei, M. and deBotton, G. (2013).
    Harvesting maximal energy from a load-driven soft dielectric generator. EuroEAP 2013, III International Conference on EAP Transducers and Artificial Muscles, Duebendorf, Switzerland, 25-26 June 2013.

  26. Carpi, F. and Gei, M. (2013).
    Predictive stress-stretch models of dielectric elastomers up to the characteristic flex. EuroEAP 2013, III International Conference on EAP Transducers and Artificial Muscles, Duebendorf, Switzerland, 25-26 June 2013.

Conference participations go to indexgo upgo down
  1. Sgallari, F., Foschini, V., Gei, M., Mignani, F., Pazzaglia, T. and Zaratani, A. (1992).
    Numerical Calculus and Programming: experiences with Fortran 77 (in Italian). Teaching Mathematics with Personal Computers, Bologna, Italy, 15 May 1992.

  2. Bigoni, D., Di Tommaso, A., Gei, M. and Zaccaria, D. (1993).
    A software for inertial characteristics of sections: an example of use of Fortran graphics. Poster Session - XXII AIAS National Congress, Forlì, Italy, 2-5 October 1993.

  3. Bigoni, D. and Gei, M. (1999).
    Bifurcation of an elastic cylinder embedded in an elastic matrix. Euromech 390-Instability, Bifurcation and Localization in Fracture of Materials, Cachan, France, 10-12 May 1999.

  4. Radi, E. and Gei, M. (2002).
    Mode III crack growth in elastic-plastic strain gradient solids. 14th US National Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, USNCTAM14, Blacksburg, Va, USA, 23-28 June 2002.

  5. Gei, M., Bigoni, D. and Franceschini, G. (2003).
    Vibrations of layered thermoelastic continua. Modern Mechanics and Mathematics (in honour of R.W. Ogden), Keele, UK, 25-28 August 2003.

  6. Mariano, P.M., Stazi, F.L., Gioffré, M., Augusti, G. and Gei, M. (2005).
    Stochastic clustering and self organization of phonon and phason modes in quasicrystals. Third MIT Conference on Computational Fluid and Solid Mechanics, Cambridge, Ma, USA, 14-17 June 2005.

  7. Rovati, M., Veber, D. and Gei, M. (2005).
    Optimal topologies for micropolar solids. Poster Session - TopoptSYMP2005, IUTAM Symposium, Rungsted, Denmark, 26-29 October 2005.

  8. Gei, M., Dal Corso, F. and Bigoni, D. (2006).
    A stiffener embedded in a pre-stressed, elastic solid: asymptotics and full-field solutions. Symposium in Memory of R.S. Rivlin, SES2006, University Park, Pa, USA, 13-16 August 2006.

  9. Gei, M. (2007).
    Asymptotic solutions of the layer-half space dynamic problem in elasticity. I Meeting of the AIMETA-Mechanics of Materials Group, Trento, Italy, 23-24 February 2007.

  10. Gei, M., Bigoni, D. and Movchan, A.B. (2008).
    Dynamics of piecewise homogeneous, periodic beams: filtering properties and localized modes. II Meeting of the AIMETA-Mechanics of Materials Group, Genova, Italy, 29 February-1st March 2008.

  11. Bigoni, D., Dal Corso, F. and Gei, M. (2008).
    Rigid-line inclusion in incremental elasticity. II Meeting of the AIMETA-Mechanics of Materials Group, Genova, Italy, 29 February-1st March 2008.

  12. deBotton, G., Gei, M. and Lewinstein, A. (2008).
    The coupled energy - density function of dielectric composites in finite deformation elasticity. 3rd International Conference “Smart Materials, Structures and Systems", Acireale (Ct), Italy, 8-13 June 2008.

  13. Gei, M., Bigoni, D. and Movchan, A.B. (2008).
    Dynamic properties of piecewise homogeneous layers resting on elastic substrates: band gaps, localized modes and effect of prestress. WCCM-8th World Congress of Computational Mechanics-Minisymposium: Advances in Multiphysics Simulation and Experimental Testing of MEMS and NEMS, Venice, Italy, 30 June-4 July 2008.

  14. Bigoni, D., Gei, M. and Movchan A.B. (2009).
    Band gaps and related effects in pre-stressed solids. GDR Workshop on Waves in Pre-stressed Nonlinear Media, Losehill Hall, Castelton, Derbyshire, UK, 7-9 January 2009.

  15. Roccabianca, S., Bigoni, D. and Gei, M. (2009).
    Bifurcations of non-linear elastic multilayers under finite bending. GDR Workshop on Waves in Pre-stressed Nonlinear Media, Losehill Hall, Castelton, Derbyshire, UK, 7-9 January 2009.

  16. Gei, M. and Denzer, R. (2009).
    Filtering properties of structured phononic waveguides. III Meeting of the AIMETA-Mechanics of Materials Group (GMA09), Milano, Italy, 23-24 January 2009.

  17. Gei, M. (2009).
    The assessment of safety of buildings in the post-earthquake emergency. The Role of the University of Trento in the Assessment of Damages of the L'Aquila Earthquake, Trento, Italy, 3 July 2009.

  18. Gei, M. and Denzer, R. (2009).
    Filtering properties of quasiperiodic phononic waveguides: pre-stress effects, role of defects and localized modes. USNCCM X, Columbus, Oh, USA, 16-19 July 2009.

  19. Roccabianca, S., Bigoni, D. and Gei, M. (2009).
    Bifurcations of non-linear elastic multilayers under finite bending. 7th European Solid Mechanics Conference, ESMC2009, Lisbon, Portugal, 7-11 September 2009.

  20. Gei, M., Lewinstein, A. and deBotton, G. (2009).
    On the macroscopic response of electroactive composites in finite elasticity. 7th European Solid Mechanics Conference, ESMC2009, Lisbon, Portugal, 7-11 September, 2009.

  21. Gei, M. and Bertoldi, K. (2010).
    On instability of soft dielectric composites. IV Meeting of the AIMETA-Mechanics of Materials Group (GMA2010), Palermo, Italy, 25-26 February 2010.

  22. Denzer, R., Gei, M., Bigoni, D. and Menzel, A. (2010).
    Band-gap properties of elastic and viscoelastic periodic beam structures for flexural waves with large amplitudes. ECCM2010, IV European Conference on Computational Mechanics, Paris, France, 16-21 May 2010.

  23. Roccabianca, S., Gei, M. and Bigoni, D. (2010).
    Plane-strain finite solution and incremental bifurcations analysis of elastic layered structures subject to bending. 37th Solid Mechanics Conference, Warsaw, Poland, 6-10 September 2010.

  24. Jones, I.S., Movchan, A.B. and Gei, M. (2010).
    Modelling of structured media with multi-scale resonators: waves and localized defect modes. 20th International Workshop on Computational Mechanics of Materials, Loughborough, UK, 8-10 September 2010.

  25. Shmuel, G., Gei, M. and deBotton, G. (2011).
    Finitely strained dielectric elastomer layers as waveguides for electroelastic waves. SES 2011, The 48th Annual Meeting of the Society of Engineering Science, Evanston, Ill, USA, 12-14 October 2011.

  26. Gei, M. (2012).
    Designing enhanced composite dielectric elastomers for large-strain transducers. VI Meeting of the AIMETA-Mechanics of Materials Group (GMA2012), Lucca, Italy, 12-13 April 2012.

  27. Gei, M., Springhetti, R. and Colonnelli, S. (2012).
    Electrostrictive effects on the stability of dielectric elastomer actuators. 8th European Solid Mechanics Conference, ESMC2012, Graz, Austria, 9-13 July 2012.

  28. Gei, M. (2012).
    Composite dielectric energy harvesters. 8th European Solid Mechanics Conference, ESMC2012, Graz, Austria, 9-13 July 2012.

  29. Gei, M. and Springhetti, R. (2012).
    Design of soft dielectric composites: instabilities and effects of anisotropy. SES 2012, The 49th Annual Meeting of the Society of Engineering Science, Atlanta, Ga, USA, 10-12 October 2012.

  30. Gei, M. (2013).
    Asymptotic models for thin film instability. EPSRC Workshop Advances in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics, Manchester, UK, 5-7 June 2013.

  31. Bortot, E., Springhetti, R. and Gei, M. (2013).
    Enhanced soft dielectric composite generators: the role of ceramic fillers. CERMODEL2013-Modelling and Simulation Meet Innovation in Ceramic Technology, Trento, Italy, 10-12 July 2013.

  32. Craciun, E.M., Bigoni, D. and Gei, M. (2013).
    Interface cracks in pre-stressed ceramics and fiber reinforced elastic composites. CERMODEL2013-Modelling and Simulation Meet Innovation in Ceramic Technology, Trento, Italy, 10-12 July 2013.

  33. Bortot, E., Springhetti, R., deBotton, G. and Gei, M. (2013).
    Optimal design of dielectric elastomer generators. XXI Congresso Nazionale dell'AIMETA, Torino, Italy, 17-20 September 2013.

Talks go to indexgo upgo down
  1. Bifurcation of coated cylinders, Applied Mathematics Seminar, Department of Mathematics, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK, 17 February 2000.

  2. On the mechanics of interfaces at finite strain, Computational Biomechanics Group, Graz University of Technology, Graz, Austria, 28 July 2000.

  3. Modelli di plasticità “strain gradient”: applicazione alla meccanica della frattura, Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile, University of Brescia, Brescia, Italy, 6 June 2003.

  4. Structural interfaces in bio-systems, Workshop on Bio-inspired Materials, Max Planck Institute, Stuttgart, Germany, 26-27 February 2004.

  5. Asymptotic crack-tip fields in couple-stress strain-gradient plasticity: steady-state propagation, Seminarium Mechaniki Ciala Stalego im. W. Olszaka i A. Sawczuka, IPPT-PAN (Institute of Fundamental and Technological Research - Polish Academy of Sciences), Warsaw, Poland, 17 May 2004.

  6. Surface-coating modelling in continuum mechanics, Seminarium Pracowni Mechaniki Materialow Niesprezystych, IPPT-PAN (Institute of Fundamental and Technological Research - Polish Academy of Sciences), Warsaw, Poland, 19 May 2004.

  7. Long-wavelength approximation for the dynamics of a pre-stressed, stiff layer on an elastic half space, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel, 14 February 2007.

  8. Waves in periodic and quasi-periodic structures, Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Liverpool, UK, 28 May 2010.

  9. Wave propagation in periodic, quasiperiodic and smart waveguides: prestress effects, localized and defect modes, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel, 4 January 2011.

  10. Instabilities of homogeneous and composite dielectric elastomer actuators, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of California at Santa Barbara, USA, 16 March 2012.

  11. Instabilities of homogeneous and composite soft dielectric elastomer actuators, Institute of Mechanics, Technical University - Dortmund, Germany, 1 June 2012.

  12. Modelling homogeneous and composite soft dielectric elastomers: performance, instabilities, electrostrictive effects, G.W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA, 12 October 2012.

  13. Electro-active dielectric elastomers: constitutive laws, performance, instabilities, E. Ferrari Department of Engineering, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy, 15 November 2012.

  14. Earthquake Damage Assessment of Residential Buildings: L’Aquila 2009 and Emilia 2012, Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Technical University - Dortmund, Germany, 13 February 2013.

  15. Mechanics of pre-stressed surface coatings and thin films: modelling, instabilities, wave propagation, self-similarity, Institute of Mechanics, Technical University - Dortmund, Germany, 14 February 2013.

  16. Optimization of load-driven dielectric energy generators, School of Engineering and Materials Science, Queen Mary University of London, U.K., 30 April 2014.