Professor Giulio Maier Biography

Professor Emeritus of Structural Engineering at the Technical University (Politecnico) of Milan, Italy

Education: Master in Mechanical Engineering, University of Trieste; "specialization" (Ph.D. degree) in Aerospace Engineering, University of Rome, both "cum laude".

Academic appointments: at the Technical University (Politecnico) of Milan: Assistant 1959-63; Associate 1964-70; Full Professor 1970-2006; Emeritus 2007-present.

Department Head 1975-78; Continuing Education Chairman 1973-86; Doctoral School Coordinator 1993-2002. Visiting Scholar at Brown, Cambridge, Mons, Illinois, Minnesota, Tsinghua Universities.

President of the Italian Association of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (AIMETA), 1986-1990.

Rector, International Centre of Mechanical Sciences, Udine, Italy, 2005-2010.

Research contributions to: mechanics of elastoplastic structures:

shakedown theory, computational methods and extremum properties of solutions; structural design optimization by mathematical programming; constitutive parameter identification by inverse analyses, in particular by Kalman filters; boundary element methods, in particular based on Galerkin symmetric formulations; quasi-brittle fracture mechanics; diagnostic analysis of structures based on non-destructive testing and simulation; mechanics of composites; structural engineering problems, in particular concerning tension structures, offshore pipelines and concrete dams.

Publications: author or co-author of about 270 papers in peer-reviewed journals or conferences proceedings; co-author or co-editor of 9 monographs and books.

H factor (Scopus): 25 (1738 citations),  23 without self-citations.

Editorial board member of 15 international scientific journals. Former Editor of "Meccanica" and Associate Editor of "European Journal of Mechanics A/Solids".

Honors:  Member of:   National (Italian) Academy ("Lincei"), Rome; National (Italian) Academy of Sciences ("dei XL"), Rome; "Istituto Lombardo Accademia di Scienze e Lettere", Milan;  "Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti", Venice;   "Accademia Udinese di Scienze, Lettere e Arti", Udine;   "Accademia delle Scienze", Torino.

Foreign Member of:     Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw; Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest;     Russian Academy of Engineering, Moscow;     National Academy of Engineering of the United States, Washington DC;     Polish Academy of Sciences and Arts, Krakow;    Portuguese Academy of Sciences, Lisbon;    Royal Society of South Africa;    Honorary Visiting Professor, Tsinghua University, Beijing.

Fellow of: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE); American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME); International Association of Computational Mechanics (IACM); American Academy of Mechanics (AAM); Polish Association of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics. "Member At-Large" of the General Assembly of International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (IUTAM).

Awards:      Honorary doctoral degrees from: University of Thessaloniki, Greece;      Faculté Polytechnique de Mons, Belgium; State University of Saint Petersburg, Russia;     University of Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam;     University Medal from University of Colorado, Boulder, USA. Copernicus Medal from Polish Academy of Sciences. Feltrinelli Prize from Italian National Academy "Lincei".       Warner Koiter Medal 2000, from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).          O. C. Zienkiewicz Medal from Polish Association for Computational Mechanics.       Ritz-Galerkin Medal from the European Community of Computational Methods in Applied Sciences (ECCOMAS). Life-Time Achievements Medal at the International Conference on Computational & Experimental Engineering and Sciences (ICCES'11), Nanjing, China;       Blaise Pascal Medal in Engineering 2011 from European Academy of Sciences (EAS), Liege, Belgium.

Addresses: Department of Structural Engineering (DIS), Technical University (Politecnico) of Milan, Piazza Leonardo da Vinci 32 - 20133 Milano, Italy.     
Office telephone: 0039 0223994221.   
Home telephone: 0039 0226411033.   
Tele-fax: 0039 0223994220.  
E-mail: giulio.maier@polimi.it