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Luca Deseri earned his Ph.D. in Applied Mechanics from the University of Pisa, Italy, while spending a year at Carnegie Mellon University where he subsequently did his post-doctoral training. He was appointed an assistant and then an associate professor of Solid Mechanics at the University of Ferrara over 8 years. He moved to the University of Molise as a professor and associate dean of Engineering for 3 years. Subsequently, he became head of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Trento for 4 years; Engineering in Trento has been ranked first nationwide 12 times in the last 16 years. Luca has just been nominated “Panel Member” for the Society for Natural Philosophy-SNP. He is also a member of the Italian directorate of Engineering Mechanics, leads the local International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (IUTAM) Society of Mechanics of Materials and is member of the Italian directorate of Solid and Structural Mechanics. He has held several visiting professorships at Cornell, the University of Kentucky, and Carnegie Mellon University, from 2012–2014. His main research interests range from multiscale mechanics of structured media to viscoelasticity and applications to biology. He has been invited to visit multiple universities, including Columbia, Berkeley, Wisconsin, Caltech, Nebraska, Ecole Polytechnique, Auckland and ETH Zurich.

Research interests

Dr. Deseri’s research is mainly in the field of multiscale mathematical modeling of the mechanics and multiphysics of structured media. More specifically, the focuses have been on the following topics:

New energetics for predicting phase transitions in biological membranes at the nanoscale
A new multiscale field theory for novel and classical materials exhibiting microstructures; the approach is established in the framework of the theory of structured deformations. This framework will be extended to study the behavior of biological structures
A new approach to study crystalline plasticity: the influence of microstructures on the macroscopic behavior of metallic crystals undergoing finite deformations is interpreted with the new tools provided by the theory of structured deformations
Theory of viscoelasticity and its applications
Modeling for cold and dry compaction of ceramic powders and their sintering.

Research plans comprise the following new topics:
Biological and bioinspired structures
-The relationships among the features of the constituents forming the structure of the material, their morphological and structural organization, and their properties exhibited at the macroscale are the key focuses of the research. These parameters are essential information for the study of novel materials with enhanced mechanical properties inspired from biological structures.
-Nanocomposites for biomedical applications
This research will be based on a recent paper in which Dr. Deseri and a coauthor analyzed the effective response of random elastic composites with random particulates. They showed that the danger of relatively small residual stresses with very rapid spatial oscillations might result in either a magnification of the representative volume element (RVE) size with respect to the un-prestressed case or an explosion.

Keywords

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  • Multiscale biomechanics, Biomembranes, Cell membranes, Transmembrane receptor mechanics, Biocompatible nanocomposites

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Free energy
Concept: Free energy
Weight: 100%
Domain: Engineering & Materials Science
Elasticity
Concept: Elasticity
Weight: 78%
Domain: Engineering & Materials Science
Viscoelasticity
Concept: Viscoelasticity
Weight: 68%
Domain: Engineering & Materials Science
Photonic crystals
Concept: Photonic crystals
Weight: 51%
Domain: Engineering & Materials Science
Structural health monitoring
Concept: Structural health monitoring
Weight: 49%
Domain: Engineering & Materials Science
Free Energy
Concept: Free Energy
Weight: 47%
Domain: Mathematics
Fractional Order
Concept: Fractional Order
Weight: 44%
Domain: Mathematics
Buckling
Concept: Buckling
Weight: 34%
Domain: Engineering & Materials Science
Power Law
Concept: Power Law
Weight: 32%
Domain: Mathematics
Linear Viscoelasticity
Concept: Linear Viscoelasticity
Weight: 27%
Domain: Mathematics
Research OutputsResearch Output authored by Luca Deseri is tagged with the concept

Research outputs

Power-Laws hereditariness of biomimetic ceramics for cranioplasty neurosurgery

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

A fractional order theory of poroelasticity

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Quasi-Fractional Models of Human Tendons Hereditariness

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Disarrangements and instabilities in augmented one-dimensional hyperelasticity

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Journals

Journal of Elasticity

ISSNs: 0374-3535

Springer Netherlands

Journal

7

International Journal of Solids and Structures

ISSNs: 0020-7683

Elsevier Limited

Journal

4

Journal of Engineering Mechanics

ISSNs: 0733-9399

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

Journal

4

Continuum Mechanics and Thermodynamics

ISSNs: 0935-1175

Springer New York

Journal

2

Mathematics and Mechanics of Solids

ISSNs: 1081-2865

Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1741-3028

SAGE Publications Inc.

Journal

2
has published Research OutputsResearch Output by Luca Deseri

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University of Trento

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Carnegie Mellon University

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IOR

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University of Naples - Federico II

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Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care at University of Ferrara

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has Research OutputsResearch Output by Luca Deseri

Shared Pub. External co-authors

Massimiliano Zingales

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M. Fraldi

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Valentina Piccolo

External person

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David R. Owen

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Andrea Chiappini

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has co-authored Research OutputsResearch Output with Luca Deseri

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