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March 2021

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    Buket Boz

    Buket Boz completed her PhD, defending her thesis on "Complementary experiments, modeling and simulations of innovative Li-ion batteries". Congratulations Buket!!

February 2021

December 2020

  • Alberto Salvadori offered a lecture at Unicampus Rome, on "Insights on the receptor dynamics and the spreading of endothelial cells"

  • Alberto Salvadori and Stefania Mitola have been intervied for the opening of "The Mechanobiology research center, UNIBS".

  • Mattia Serpelloni offered his talk "La meccanobiologia applicata alla ricerca sul cancro" at the event "Dottorandi in Ateneo. Presentazione dei progetti dottorali della Classe di scienze", organized by Ateneo di Brescia - Accademia di scienze, lettere e arti. Well done Mattia!

  • Buket Boz offered her talk "Complementary design, experiments and simulations of Lithium ion batteries" at the event "Dottorandi in Ateneo. Presentazione dei progetti dottorali della Classe di scienze", organized by Ateneo di Brescia - Accademia di scienze, lettere e arti. Well done Buket!

November 2020

  • Roberto Brighenti , University of Parma, offered a seminar on Nov. 20: "Mechanical Modeling of Polymers and Functional Polymers".
  • We celebrate Francesca Fantoni, who received her national habilitation for associate professorship. Congrats!.

  • We hired! Claudia Bonanno is our new PhD student in mechanobiology! Congrats!.

October 2020

  • "The Mechanobiology research center, UNIBS" has been officially established on October 21.

September 2020

  • We celebrate our first m4lab graduation in Mechanobiology. Claudio Tonini defended his thesis entitled "Modellazione della ricollocazione dei recettori sulla membrana cellulare mediante metodi ad elementi finiti". Congrats!.

  • Leonardo Della Vedova defended his thesis on Li-ion batteries, entitled "Modelli computazionali di elettroliti in batterie agli ioni di Litio". Congrats and thanks for your great cooperation with the battery team!.

June 2020

  • Alberto Salvadori and Stefania Mitola offered the course lectures in Mechanobiology. Six undergrad students and 5 graduate students attended this elective class. More information at the education page .

March 2020

  • Marino Arroyo , UPC-BarcelonaTech, will visit the m4lab on Friday March 6. He is going to offer the seminar "Computational modeling of cell and tissue mechanics based on cytoskeletal dynamics".

February 2020

January 2020

December 2019

November 2019

  • AS and FF visited Brice Lecampion at the Geo-energy Lab EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland,Department of Civil Engineering and offered the seminar "Fracture propagation in brittle or embrittled materials as a standard dissipative process.".

October 2019

August 2019

  • AS visited the University of Minnesota at Minneapolis as the MTS Visiting Professor of Geomechanics in the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo-Engineering, University of Minnesota.

July 2019

  • Brice Lecampion Geo-energy Lab EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland,Department of Civil Engineering, visited the m4lab on 11-12. He offered the seminar "Hydraulic fracture growth in transversely isotropic rocks".

May 2019

  • Kapil Khandelwal Department of Civil, Environmental Engineering, and Earth Sciences, University of Notre Dame, USA, visited the m4lab from May 8, 2019 to May 31, 2019.

April 2019

  • Vikram Deshpande Department of Engineering, Cambridge Univeristy, UK, visited the m4lab on 9-11. He offered the wonderful seminar "The homeostatic ensemble for living cells".

March 2019

  • Prof. R. McMeeking University of California, Santa Barbara, visited the m4lab on 14-15. After plenty of hard work, we definitely deserved a good dinner!

  • Sonia Marfia Dipartimento di Ingegneria, Universita' di Roma 3, Via Vito Volterra 62 Roma, visited the m4lab on 21-22 and offered the seminar "Homogenization of nonlinear composites based on TFA approach".
  • Valentina Damioli, our former grad student currently at SISSA presented her PhD dissertation at the Foundation Guido Berlucchi to acknowledge the grant she received in 2016.

December 2018

  • Katie Bentley Cellular Adaptive Behavior Lab (CAB LAB), Francis Crick Institute, London, UK, offered a seminar entitled "The Temporal Basis of Angiogenesis" at the m4lab on 16-18.

October 2018

  • Francesco Maresca Laboratory for Multiscale Mechanics Modeling, visited the m4lab on October 1 and offered a seminar entitled "Multi-scale modeling of the austenite-martensite transformation in steels".

September 2018

  • A.M. Kannan, Professor, The Polytechnic School Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, Arizona State University, USA, visited the m4lab on 26-29. He offered the seminar "Plug-In Hybrid Vehicle and Second-Life Applications of Lithium-Ion Batteries at Elevated Temperature"
  • Jennifer Schaefer Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Notre Dame, USA, visited the m4lab on Friday, Sept. 7

July 2018

June 2018

  • Mattia Bacca Mechanical Engineering Department, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada, will offer a seminar entitled "A model for the contraction of polymer gels created by the activity of molecular motors" .
  • Alberto Salvadori is visiting the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology sponsored by the HPC-Europa3 Transnational Access programme.
  • Loes Buijze TNO Utrecth, offers a seminar entitled "Seismic events induced by gas reservoir production: how do they start, and what controls their size?"

May 2018

  • Milan Jirasek Department of Mechanics Faculty of Civil Engineering Czech Technical University in Prague, offers a seminar entitled "Regularized Models for Softening Materials"

April 2018

  • Alberto Salvadori was MTS Visiting Professor of Geomechanics in the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo-Engineering, University of Minnesota at Minneapolis.
  • Alberto Salvadori visited Prof. R. McMeeking at the University of California at Santa Barbara.

March 2018

  • Marco Magri defended his thesis on "A theory for the analysis of electro-chemo-mechanical systems and its application to Li-ion batteries" on March 26. Great job Marco, congrats! The thesis is available for download here

  • John Berger Professor and Department Head Department of Mechanical Engineering Colorado School of Mines Golden, CO, USA, will visit m4lab for scientific cooperation.

February 2018

  • Stefano Passerini Helmholtz Institute Ulm, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Ulm, Germany, and Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Power Sources, offered a seminar entitled "Towards sustainable batteries."

January 2018

July 2017

  • The International Summer School "Mechanics for the green economy: Modeling and High Performance Computing in multi-scale and multi-physics processes." was held in Brescia and in Trento, 19-25 July 2017.
    Faced as we are with global environmental deterioration, policies to promote cleaner, less polluting technologies must be advocated. This economical-technological-normative framework, named "green economy", poses novel challenges to the scientific community, in industry as well as in academia. This summer school highlighted the important role that the mechanics can have in it. What a success!


    More than 30 students registered from all over the world. Excellent lectures were offered by 6 professors internationally acknowledged, in cooperation with the Colorado State University (USA) and the University of Minnesota (USA). A generous sponsorship from the Universities of Brescia and Trento, through the specific fund for International summer schools, allowed bestowing 14 fellowships to non-Italian students.

March 2017