Associate Professor

Address: Via Marzolo, 9 - Padova

Phone: 049 8275599

E-mail: lorenzo.sanavia@unipd.it

Scientific sector: ICAR/08 - CONSTRUCTION SCIENCE


Lorenzo Sanavia is Associate Professor of Structural Mechanics and Computational Mechanics at the Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering of the University of Padova (Italy). He obtained his MSc in Civil Engineering (July 1993) and the PhD in Computational Mechanics at the University of Bologna (September 1997). He received the national scientific qualification to the position of full professor (April 2018). He is author of more than 150 scientific publications including 30 referred journal papers in the field of computational mechanics.
Research interests: mathematical modelling of non-linear multiphase porous geomaterials, constitutive modelling of variably saturated materials in non-isothermal conditions, numerical methods in engineering, computational geo-environmental mechanics, with emphasis to strain localisation and water cavitation in multiphase porous materials, dynamics of non-isothermal multiphase geomaterials, numerical treatment of the post-bifurcation behaviour of geomaterials, analytical multiscale approach, hydraulic fracture with phase-field approach. The developed models have applied successfully to: seismic analysis of earth dams, simulation of soil collapse and onset of landslides, thermo-hydro-mechanical behaviour of lagoon marshes, catastrophic landslides and deep nuclear waste disposal, thermo-hydro-mechanical consolidation processes in soils.
Plenary lecturer in the Eccomas Thematic Conference MHM2007, Prague, 25-27 June 2007. Invited Speaker at The Sixth International Conference on Porous Media InterPore 2014, Milwaukee, 27-30 May 2014.
Member elected of the Board of Directors of the European Association ALERT Geomaterials (Alliance of Laboratories in Europe for Education, Research and Technology, http://alertgeomaterials.eu). Scientist-in-charge Project FP7-PEOPLE-2011-ITN Marie Curie Actions - Initial Training Networks (ITN) 2011: Multiscale Modelling of Landslides and Debris Flows - MUMOLADE. Coord. prof. W. Wu, Universität BOKU Wien (A).
Member of the Scientific Committee of the Eccomas Thematic Conference: Computational Methods for Coupled Problems in Science and Engineering COUPLED PROBLEMS 2013, Spain, COUPLED PROBLEMS 2015, Italy and COUPLED PROBLEMS 2017, Greece.
Member of the Local organizing committee of Trends & Challenges in Computational Mechanics TCCM 2011. A Conference in Honor of Peter Wriggers 60th Birthday. http://tccm2011.unisalento.it/i_committees.html. Program Committee member and Reviewers of the 5th Biot Conference on Poromechanics, 2013, Vienna.
Co-organizers of several Minisymposia in Computational Geomechanics and Multiphase modelling of porous materials. Associate editor of the European Journal of Environmental and Civil Engineering (http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/tece20#).
Lecturer in the XIVth European ALERT School “Numerical modeling in geomechanics”, Aussois, France, 2002. Co-organizer of the IInd Summer School "Applications of parallel computing to Science and Engineering", University of Padova, 2003. Lecturer in the 1st ALERT Olek Zienkiewicz Course on "Numerical Methods in Geomechanics", Madrid, Spain, 2009 and in the 2nd ALERT Olek Zienkiewicz Course on "Advanced Numerical Modelling in Geomechanics", Madrid, Spain, 2014.
Co-director and lecturer of the ALERT doctoral school 2015 on Coupled and multiphysics phenomena, October 1-3, 2015, Aussois, France, http://alertgeomaterials.eu/data/school/2015/2015_ALERT_schoolbook.pdf.

Lecturer's Curriculum (PDF): 755F5067E60E38A07DEA5DC6AED0151E.pdf



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