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Nicholas Fantuzzi

Senior assistant professor (fixed-term)

Department of Civil, Chemical, Environmental, and Materials Engineering

Academic discipline: ICAR/08 Structural Mechanics

Curriculum vitae

Senior Assistant Professor at the University of Bologna. His research topics are the structural theories and on the mechanics of solids. In particular, his researchers are on composite laminated structures and innovative materials. Other research interests are on fracture mechanics and crack propagation and initiation in metallic and composite materials. His research aims to the mathematical modelling through classical finite elements and strong (differential quadrature method) form finite elements, moreover mesh-free and collocation methods are considered.

05/04/2018 - 05/04/2024: National Academic Qualification as Associate Professor in Mechanics of Solids and Structures

 

Education

Graduated "cum laude" in Civil Engineering (curriculum structural engineering) in 2009 at the Faculty of Engineering at University of Bologna, obtained PhD in Structural Engineering and Hydraulics in 2013.

 

Academic career

Research fellow/Research assistant (from 2013 to 2017) at the Department of Civil, Chemical, Environmental Engineering of the University of Bologna, he became Adjunct Professor at the School of Engineering and Architecture of the University of Bologna from January to June 2017. Junior Assistant Professor at the University of Bologna (from Jun 2017 to Nov 2018).He's Senior Assistant Professor at the University of Bologna.

 

Teaching activity

Current courses:

  • Modelling of Offshore Structures for the Master in Civil Engineering (curriculum Offshore Engineering).
  • Advanced Structural Mechanics M for the Master in Engineering of Building Processes and Systems (curriculum Historic Building Rehabilitation).

Previous courses:

  • "Meccanica dei Materiali T" for the Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering.

Has been tutor for the master courses "Theory of Structures M" and "Plates and Shells M".

 

Scientific activity

Author of papers published in peer-reviewed international journals and  presentations at national and international conferences.

Referee of international journals in the topics of composite materials, structural mechancs and numerical modelling.

 

Awards

2018 - "ICCM Young Investigator Award" during the the 9th International Conference on Computational Methods (ICCM2018).

2016 - "Best Student Paper Award – MIMS16" for the journal paper "Free vibration analysis of arbitrarily shaped functionally graded carbon nanotube-reinforced plates" by N. Fantuzzi, F. Tornabene, M. Bacciocchi, R. Dimitri, published in Composites Part B Engineering.

2014 - "ICCS17 Ian Marshall's Award for Best Student Paper" for the journal paper "Static analysis of doubly-curved anisotropic shells and panels using CUF approach, differential geometry and differential quadrature method" by F. Tornabene, N. Fantuzzi, E. Viola, E. Carrera, published in Composite Structures.

 

Conferences organized

Co-Chair of the "JOINT EVENT: 23rd International Conference on Composite Structures and 6th International Conference on Mechanics of Composites (ICCS23 & MECHCOMP6", Porto, Portugal, 15-18 June 2020.

Co-Chair of the 5th International Conference on Mechanics of Composites (MECHCOMP5), Lisbon, Portugal. 1-4 July 2019.

Co-Chair of the 21st International Conference on Composite Structures (ICCS21), Bologna, Italy. 4-7 September 2018.

Secretary General of the 9th International Conference on Computational Methods (ICCM2018), Rome, Italy. 6-10 August 2018.

Co-coordinator of the Multiscale and Multiphysics Modeling for Complex Materials (MMCM11) at the 9th International Conference on Computational Methods (ICCM2018), Rome, Italy. 6-10 August 2018.

Co-coordinator of the Advanced Modelling of Composite Materials and Structures at the 9th International Conference on Computational Methods (ICCM2018), Rome, Italy. 6-10 August 2018.

Co-coordinator of the International Symposium on Advanced Computational Methods for the Mechanical Modeling of Materials and Structures (ACM4S) at the 8th International Conference on Computational Methods (ICCM2017) Guilin City, China 25-29 July 2017.

Co-Chair of the 20th International Conference on Composite Structures (ICCS20), Paris, France. 4-7 September 2017.

Co-Chair of the 3rd International Conference on Mechanics of Composites (MECHCOMP3), Bologna, Italy. 4-7 July 2017.

Local Organizing Committee of the International Conference on Composite Structures (ICCS19), Porto, Portugal. 5-9 September 2016.

Co-Chair of the 2nd International Conference on Mechanics of Composites (MECHCOMP2), Porto, Portugal. 11-14 July 2016.

Local Organizing Committee of the International Conference on Shells, Plates and Beams (SPB2015), Bologna, Italy. 9-11 September 2015.

 

Editorial Activities

Section Editor-In-Chief (Engineering Section) of the international journal "Mathematical and Computational Applications", MDPI Publishing.

Academic Editor of the international journal "Mathematical Problems in Engineering"

Assistant Editor and Editorial Board Member of the international journal "Curved and Layered Structures".