Short CV/Education and training

  • 1999
    Graduate Research Assistant, Center for Infrastructure Engineering Studies, University of Missouri-Rolla, USA

  • 2000
    Assistant Professor of Structural Engineering, Università di Lecce, Italy

  • 2001
    (4 months), Visiting Scholar, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden

  • 2005
    (2 months), Research fellow, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China

  • 2006
    (6 months), Fulbright scholar, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA

  • 2010
    (7 months), Alexander von Humboldt Scholar, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany

  • 2008
    Assistant Professor of Solid and Structural Mechanics, Università del Salento, Italy

  • 2011
    (5 months), Alexander von Humboldt Scholar, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany

  • 2011
    Associate Professor of Solid and Structural Mechanics, Università del Salento, Italy

  • 2012
    (2 weeks), Visiting scholar, ICES, University of Texas at Austin, USA

  • Since 2013
    Professor and Director of the Institute of Applied Mechanics, Technische Universität Braunschweig

Selected publications

  • L. De Lorenzis, A. La Tegola. Effect of the actual distribution of applied stresses on global buckling of isotropic and transversely isotropic thin-walled members: theoretical analysis. Composite Structures, 68(3): 339-348, 2005.

  • L. De Lorenzis, M. DeJong, J. Ochsendorf. Failure of masonry arches under impulse base motion. Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, 36(14): 2119-2136, 2007.

  • L. De Lorenzis, P. Wriggers, G. Zavarise. A mortar formulation for 3D large deformation contact using NURBS-based isogeometric analysis and the augmented Lagrangian method. Computational Mechanics, 49(1):1-20, 2012.

  • L. De Lorenzis, D. Fernando, J.G. Teng. Coupled mixed-mode cohesive zone modeling of interfacial debonding in plated beams. International Journal of Solids and Structures, 50: 2477-2494, 2013.

  • L. De Lorenzis, P. Wriggers. Computational homogenization of rubber friction on rough rigid surfaces. Computational Materials Science, 77: 264-280, 2013.


Selected projects

  • EU-Project: "Mechanical modeling of interfaces in advanced materials and structures". Funded by: ERC Starting Researcher Grant. Coordinator: Prof. De Lorenzis. 2011 – 2016

  • "Structural mechanics models for renewable energy applications". Funded by: FIRB Future in Research. Coordinators: Dr. Paggi, Prof. De Lorenzis, Dr. Piccolroaz. 2012 – 2016

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

Editorial activities:

  • Assistant Editor, Computational Mechanics, Springer, since 2012

  • Associate Editor, Materials and Structures, Springer, since 2011

  • Associate Editor, Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, ASCE, since 2011

  • Associate Regional Editor for Europe, FRP International, 2007 – 2010

  • Guest Editor, Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, ASCE, 18(5), 2006

Member of the Editorial Board:

  • Journal of Composites for Construction, ASCE, since 2007

Additional qualifications

Organisation / Coorganisation of Conferences / Workshops (2009 – 2013):

  • Technical Secretary, ECCOMAS Thematic Conference: 3rd International Conference on Computational Contact Mechanics, Lecce, Italy, July 2013

  • Technical Secretary, Bond in Concrete 2012: Bond, Anchorage, Detailing, Brescia, Italy, June 2012

  • Technical Secretary, Trends and challenges in Computational Mechanics 2001, TCCM2011, ECCOMAS Interesting Event, Padova, Italy, September 2011

  • Technical Secretary, ECCOMAS Thematic Conference: 1st International Conference on Computational Contact Mechanics, Lecce, Italy, September 2009


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