degli Studi di Roma
Coordinator: Prof. Paolo Podio-Guidugli, UniversitÓ di Roma "Tor Vergata" Team members: P. Podio-Guidugli, M. Bertsch, R. Dal Passo; G. Capriz (Pisa), C. Trimarco (Pisa); F. Davý (Ancona); A. DeSimone (Bari), S. Marzano (Bari).
Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile
UniversitÓ di Roma Tor Vergata
Via di Tor Vergata
Tel: +39 06 7259 7051
Fax: +39 06 7259 7052
This team consists of continuum mechanists and analysts from the universities of Ancona, Pisa, Roma 2 and from the Politecnico di Bari. The researchers in this team promote interdisciplinary research, from the formulation of the basic laws governing a physical phenomenon to the qualitative and quantitative analysis of the resulting mathematical model. The main focus is on macroscopic properties reflecting microscopic phenomena, with the purpose of covering the route going from the material to the device, and the main research topics of the team are: singularities in liquid crystals and ferromagnets; electromagnetically-activated thin films, rods, and plates.
Doctoral and post-doctoral
research programmes envisaged by this team include:
thin structures and films made of magnetostrictive and piezoelectric materials;
static and dynamic modelling of the singularities of the order parameter in polarized systems;
macroscopic constitutive laws for systems exhibiting microstructures.
The desired scientific background of the candidates to the positions offered by this team is:
continuum thermomechanics, PDE's and calculus of variations.
For general information on the TMR programme check www.cordis.lu/tmr/.
Revised: March 28, 2000