Permanent CNRS Researcher (CR), IMSIA National Lab (UMR 9219 CNRS-EDF-CEAENSTA)
10/2014—12/2015 : PDRA at OxPDE, Mathematical Institute, Oxford University, Oxford, UK Mentor: Prof. Sir John M. Ball Topic: description of singularities in liquid crystals: modelling, justification, analysis, and numerical computation. 12/2013—9/2014 : PDRA at the Center for Computation & Technology, Louisiana State University, LA, USA. Mentor: Prof. Blaise Bourdin Topic: development of HPC tools for the numerical simulation of fracture problems. Application to thin film and hydraulic fracture.
2013 Doctoral degree in Mechanics (très honorable) from “Pierre et Marie Curie” University, Paris, FR. Title of dissertation: On Fracture of Thin Films: a Variational Approach, directed by J-J. Marigo et C. Maurini. Reviewers: K. Bhattacharya, California Inst. of Technology; S. Pagano, LMGC, UM2 Committee: M.G. Mora, S. Roux, C. Dascalu, B. Roman
2010 Mastersdegree(cumlaude)inMechanicalEngineering,“LaSapienza”UniversityofRome, Roma, IT
2009/10 Erasmus Student & Placement program, 6 months at UPMC (Paris), 6 months research internship at école Polytechnique (LMS Lab).
2005 High School degree, scientific high school A. Avogadro, Rome, IT
My scientific field of interest encompasses the theoretical modeling of the mechanics of quasi-static evolutionary elastic and dissipative processes driven by first principles. The formulation of such complex multi-scale problems within a variational framework, allows me to use asymptotic approaches to study mutual interaction between inherent scales and extract fundamental properties of the various regimes. I have focused on the irreversible evolution of fractures in thin film systems, from the modeling, analytic, and numeric standpoint. This combination of complementary approaches allows me to investigate and analyze complex physical problems with rigorous mathematical tools as well as independently conceive and develop numerical codes for their numerical simulation.