Fernando FRATERNALI Curriculum

Fernando Fraternali is Professor of Structural Mechanics in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Salerno (Diciv), Italy. He received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Salerno, and a Ph.D. in Multiscale Mechanics from King's College London. F. Fraternali has participated as a PI or co-PI in various research projects funded by the Italian National Research Council, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Italy-USA scientific cooperation), and US research agencies. He currently serves as PI of the Research Project of National Relevance “Multiscale Innovative Materials and Structures” granted by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research for the years 2019 –2022 (MIUR Prin 2017, project code 2017J4EAYB). prof. Fernando Fraternali is Delegate to Research and Doctorate Affairs and serves as Coordinator of the PhD Course on “Risk and Sustainability in Civil, Architecture and Environmental Engineering Systems” (cycles XXXII-XXXV) at Diciv. Most of his research work concerns multiscale modeling and simulation of solids and structures, the nonlinear dynamics of materials and structures, and the design and engineering of sustainable materials at multiple scales. prof. Fraternali was awarded a Fulbright Research Scholarship for the academic year 2005/06 and has been Visiting Professor at the Graduate Aerospace Laboratories of the California Institute of Technology since September 2005 (several periods), and the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California, San Diego, USA, from August 2012 through to the present. Recently, he received the "Major Contributions to Tensegrity Systems Research" Award from the Texas A&M Laboratory on Tensegrity Systems (April 2018); the “Bdr2017 Award – Category Green Economy” for the University of Salerno spin-off Newmatt within the Startup Competition on Innovation and Entrepreneurship “Borsa della Ricerca 2017” (Fisciano, May 2017), and the"2015 Hetenyi Award" from the Society for Experimental Mechanics, Inc. (Bethel, CT 06801, USA). prof. Fraternali is Associate Editor of Mechanics Research Communications (Elsevier, ISSN: 0093-6413), Frontiers in Materials (Frontiers Publishing, ISSN: 2296-8016) and Ingegneria Sismica - International Journal of Earthquake Engineering (Patron Editore, ISSN: 0393-1420). He is also on the Editorial Advisory Board of Curved and Layered Structures (De Gruyter Open, ISSN: 2353-7396), Science and Engineering of Composite Materials (De Gruyter Open, ISSN: 2191-0359), and the World Journal of Engineering (Emerald Publishing, ISSN: 1708-5284). F. Fraternali is Guest Editor of the special issue "Multi-Scale Modeling and Characterization of Innovative Materials and Structures" of Mechanics Research Communications, Volume 58, Pages 1-156 (June 2014, link), the special issue "Composite Lattices and Multiscale Innovative Materials and Structures" of Composites Part B: Engineering (Elsevier, ISSN: 1359-8368), Volume 115, Pages 1-504 (15 April 2017, link), and the research topic “Multiscale lattices and composite materials: Optimal design, modeling and characterization” of Frontiers in Materials, (May 2019, link). He is currently serving as Guest Editor of the special issue "Advances in Mechanical Metamaterials and Smart Structures" of Mechanics Research Communications (link, submission code: VSI:Mechanical Metamaterials).

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