Full professor of Solids and Structural Mechanics with the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of Politecnico di Milano, Italy. Member of the technical committee of Eurosime, Associate Editor of the European J. of Mechanics A/Solids, of Advanced Modelling and Simulation in Engineering Sciences and of Frontiers in Materials – Mechanics of materials. President of the 25° International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (ICTAM2020+1-Virtual, 22-27 August 2021) and now member of the Executive Committee of the Congress Committee of IUTAM. In 2006 won the Bruno Finzi prize for Rational Mechanics of the “Istituto Lombardo Accademia di Scienze e Lettere”, in July 2015 was appointed Euromech Fellow by the European Mechanics Society, in July 2018 was elected member of the “Istituto Lombardo Accademia di Scienze e Lettere”. (Co) author of more than 330 papers, 13 patents, 2 books (1 book “Mechanics of Microsystems” edited by Wiley in 2018); (h-index 39, 5030 citations, Scopus, July 21st, 2023). Wide range of subjects in the fields of structural and materials mechanics, among them: damage phenomena in composite materials and interface models; brittle and quasi-brittle fracture; parameter identification of constitutive models; reliability, design and multi-physics problems for MEMS; metamaterials; deep and reinforced learning applied to SHM and materials and structures optimization.
AC covered a wide range of subjects in the fields of structural and materials
mechanics, with particular reference to theoretical and computational problems
relevant to non-linear material responses.
Along his career, AC has mainly contributed to the fields of: elasto-plasticity,
advanced and composite materials, parameters and models identification,
microsystems, metamaterials, deep and reinforcement learning applied to
materials and structures.
The main scientific results may be schematically divided in ten main subjects:
i) Shakedown and a priori bounds in elasto-plastic dynamics.
ii) Static and dynamic step by step elasto-plastic analysis.
iii) Effects of material instability on the structural response.
iv) Models and methodologies in ductile fracture.
v) Damage phenomena in composite materials and interface models.
vi) Models and methodologies in brittle and quasi-brittle fracture.
vii) Parameter identification of constitutive models.
viii) Reliability, multi-physics problems and design of Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS).
ix) Mechanical metamaterials.
x) Structural Health Monitoring through deep-learning.
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Teaching activity comprises tenure of numerous classes (Structural Mechanics, Computational Mechanics, Fracture Mechanics, Inelastic Structural Analysis, Theory of Plasticity, Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS)) within the curricula of Civil Engineering, Civil Engineering for Risk mitigation, Materials Engineering and Nanotechnology, Mathematical Engineering, at the Politecnico di Milano. Currently, AC teaches classes of Computational Mechanics and Inelastic Structural Analysis and of Theory of Plasticity at the School of Civil, Environmental and Land management Engineering and of Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) at the School of Industrial Engineering (Politecnico di Milano). For additional information visit the official page on Politecnico website.
Coordinator of the Regional Research grant “META-materiali come nuova tecnologia per pannelli fono-isolanti ad alte prestazioni, realizzati con materiali plastici rigenerati (METAISOLECOMAT)”
National and Local coordinator of the National Research grant “Multi-scale mechanical models for the design and optimization of micro-structured smart materials and metamaterials”
Project Coordinator of the Research Grant for an inter-Departmental laboratory: MEMS&3D lab “Inter Dep. Laboratory for Microsystems and 3D microfabrication technology” Politecnico di Milano.
Research unit coordinator and scientific responsible of the Research Grant: Lab4MEMS “LAB FAB for smart sensors and actuators MEMS” Eniac Joint undertaking. grant n° 325622.
National and Local coordinator of the National Research grant “Multi-scale modelling of materials and structures”.
Local coordinator of the Regional Research grant “Surface interactions in micro and nano devices”.
National and Local coordinator of the National Research grant “Multi-scale problems with complex interactions in structural engineering”.
Coordinator the Regional Research grant “Dissipative and failure phenomena in Micro and Nano Electro Mechanical Systems”.
National and Local coordinator of the National Research grant “Interfacial resistance and failure in materials and structural systems”.
Local Coordinator of the Regional Research grant “Innovative Models for the Study of the Behavior of Solids and Fluids in Micro/Nano Electromechanical System”.
Research unit coordinator and scientific responsible of the International Research grant “Design for Micro & Nano Manufacture”.
Local coordinator of the National Research grant “Modelling, identification and monitoring of interface damage in structural layered systems”.