Plenary Lectures

Prof. Davide Bigoni (University of Trento)

From 2001 Davide Bigoni holds a full professor position at the University of Trento (Italy), where he is leading a very active group in the field of Solid ad Structural Mechanics. He was elected in 2009 Euromech Fellow (of the European Mechanics Society), received in 2012 the Ceramic Technology Transfer Day Award (of the ACIMAC and ISTEC-CNR), and in 2014 he was awarded the Doctor Honoris Causa degree at the Ovidius University of Constanta. He has received the Panetti and Ferrari Award for Applied Mechanics (from the Accademia delle Scienze di Torino), in 2018 he was Guest Lecturer for the Midwest Mechanics Seminars, in 2019 he was nominated Fellow of the Istituto Lombardo, Accademia di Scienze e Lettere and was awarded a 60th Anniversary Issue of the Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids. His research has been featured on 8 covers of International Journals. He has coordinated and has been involved in 3 European grants between academia and industry. He has been awarded 2 ERC advanced grants from the European Research Council, the first in 2013 and the second in 2021. He is co-editor of the Journal of Mechanics of Materials and Structures, is associate Editor of Mechanics Research Communications and member of the editorial boards of: Archives of Mechanics, International Journal of Solids and Structures, Journal of Elasticity, Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Materials, Acta Mechanica Sinica, and International Journal of Applied Mechanics. He is reviewer for more than 150 international journals. He was vice chair of the panel PE8 for the European Research Council Starting Grants.

Prof. Laura De Lorenzis (ETH Zürich)

Laura De Lorenzis is Professor of Computational Mechanics at ETH Zürich. She is the recipient of several prizes, including the RILEM L’Hermite Medal, the AIMETA Junior Prize, an ERC Starting Researcher Grant, the IIFC Young Investigator Award, the election to EUROMECH fellow, two best paper awards and two student teaching prizes. She has authored or co-authored more than 140 papers on international journals on different topics of computational and applied mechanics. Since 2023 she is Editor of Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering.

Dr. Jon M. Molina-Aldareguia (IMDEA Materials)

Dr. Jon M. Molina-Aldareguía (PhD University of Cambridge 2002, Scopus ID: 6602977547) is Associate Profesor at UPM and Deputy Director of IMDEA Materials Institute, where he leads the Micro- and Nano-mechanics group. Before joining IMDEA in 2008, he was staff researcher at CEIT (2003-2007) and postdoctoral researcher in the University of Linköping (2002), Sweden. Dr. Molina-Aldareguía has also been visiting researcher at Intel Corporation (2003), at Arizona State University (2015), as Fulbright Scholar, and at Texas University in Arlignton, in 2019. He is an expert in Micro and Nanomechanical testing, having pioneered the implementation of these tests in extreme conditions (high temperature) and/or in situ inside electron microscopes. He has applied these techniques for the understanding of the processing-microstructure-property relationships in a wide range of structural materials, including composite materials, light metallic alloys, high temperature metallic alloys, intermetallics, nanomaterials, hard coatings and more recently, metallic alloys produced by additive manufacturing for energy, transport and biomedical applications. Some of his main contributions in this field have been the understanding of deformation mechanisms, the implementation of high-throughput characterisation techniques and the development of experimental strategies that allow feeding microstructure based multi-scale models of material behaviour, in order to facilitate virtual testing strategies in the field of Computational Materials Engineering. He is currently working in the development of metamaterials and smart materials by additive manufacturing for biomedical applications, including Ti, Mg, Zn and TiNi-based devices. Some examples include the additive manufacturing of shape-morphing biodegradable metallic scaffolds for tissue engineering and the development of a new generation of smart and personalized stents for cardiovascular applications. He has published over 180 articles, which have received > 7000 citations (h index 50).

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  • October 1st, 2023
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  • December 22nd, 2023
    January 14th, 2024
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  • March 1st, 2024
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  • April 1st, 2024
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