Raffaella Rizzoni
Department of Engineering
Via Saragat 1
University of Ferrara
44122 Ferrara, Italy

0039 0532 974959 (direct/fax)
raffaella.rizzoni@unife.it



Education
Ph.D. in Structural Engineering, University of Florence, 1999

Sc.B. in Material Engineering (cum laude), University of Ferrara, 1995


Professional Appointments
2001- present Assistant Professor, Department of
Engineering, University of Ferrara

1999- 2001 Postdoctoral position, Department of
Engineering, University of Ferrara

April 2018: Italian National Scientific Habilitation as Full Professor in Mechanics of Materials and Structures (Scienza delle Costruzioni)

March 2017: Italian National Scientific Habilitation as Associate Professor in Mechanics of Materials and Structures (Scienza delle Costruzioni).

February 2017: French Qualification as Full Professor (Professeur des Universités) in Mécanique, génie mécanique, génie civil (Section 60).


Visiting Positions
June 2014 Visiting Scientist at the Laboratoire de
Mécanique et d'Acoustique, CNRS, Marseille (one
month)

2008-2013 Visiting Scientist at the Laboratoire de
2015, 2017 Mécanique et d'Acoustique, CNRS, Marseille (one
week per year)

2001 Visiting Scientist at the Department of
Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, University
of Minnesota (1 month)

1999 Visiting Graduate Student at the Department of
Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, University
of Minnesota (3 months)

1997 Visiting Graduate Student at the Department of
Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, University
of Minnesota (5 months)



Awards
2000 Young Scientist Prize for the best poster
presentation, 4th EUROMECH Solid Mechanics
Conference, Metz, France

1997 Soroptimist Prize for the scientific research,
Ferrara Soroptimist International Club



Bibliometry (last update 14/10/2014)
Articles in international journal: 18 (+2 in press); Proceedings of International Conferences: 10; Proceedings of National Conferences: 9; Book chapter: 3; H index (source Scopus): 7.



Committees
2011-present Member of the Doctoral Commitee in Engineering
Sciences, University of Ferrara

2008 Member of the Recruitment Jury for a position of
University Assistant Professor in Strength of
Materials, Engineering Faculty, Marche
Polytechnic University

2008 Member of the Recruitment Jury for a position of
University Assistant Professor in Strength of
Materials, Engineering Faculty, University of
Parma.



Teaching Titles
2005-present, Statics, Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering,
University of Ferrara.

2016-present, Structural Integrity A (module), Master Course in
Mechanical Engineering, University of Ferrara.

2012-2016, Mechanics of Materials, Master Course in
Mechanical Engineering, University of Ferrara.

2007-2011, Elements of Mechanics of Materials, Bachelor of
Mechanical Engineering, University of Ferrara.

2003-2005, Strength of Materials I, Bachelor of Civil
Engineering, University of Ferrara.


Scientific activity
2014 Co-organizer (with F. Lebon, S. Dumont and E.
Benvenuti) of the Minisimposium "Analytical and
computational models for imperfect interfaces",
11th. World Congress on Computational Mechanics
(WCCM2014), Barcelona, July 20-25, 2014.

2010 Co-organizer (with F. Lebon) of the
Minisimposium "Mathematical and numerical
modelling of microstructures in phase
transformation and damaged materials", IV
European Conference on Computational
Mechanics (ECCM 2010), Paris.

Member of the Laboratoire Lagrange (since 2001).

Member of the Gruppo Nazionale di Fisica Matematica (since 2001).

Member of the Society of Engineering Science (2009).

Associated to INFN (29/12/05-31/12/05, 01/08/06-31/12/06, 01/01/08-31/12/08,01/01/09-31/12/09).

Member of the Society of Natural Philosophy (2012).




Invited Lectures

2018 Multiscale models of imperfect interfaces with application to
composite materials, Department of Mathematics, University of
Ferrara (Inviter A. Corli).

2013 Bending and shape recovery of NiTi strips in free and
partially constrained conditions, Workshop Mathematics and
Mechanics in the Search for New Materials, in honor of R.
James (Inviters J. Ball, K. Bhattacharya and A. De Simone).

2013 Imperfect interfaces in linear elasticity, Department of
Mathematics, University of Ferrara (Inviter A. Corli).

2011 Elastic bilayered plates with mismatch strain, Department
of Structures, Roma Tre University (Inviter A. Di Carlo).

2009 Weak local energy minimizers in finite
elasticity,Department of Mathematics, University of
Bristol(Inviter I. Chenchiah).

2008 Shape control of polymeric sheets using SMA wires, Prager
Medal Symposium "Using Mechanics to Discover New Materials"
in honor of R. James, University of Illinois at Urbana-
Champaign (Inviters K. Bhattacharya and A. De Simone).

2008 Weak Local Minimizers in Finite Incompressible Elasticity,
Laboratoire de Mécanique et d'Acoustique, C.N.R.S,
Marseille (Inviter F. Lebon).

2007 Sufficient conditions for the stability of a
compressible/incompressible nonlinear elastic body,
Department of Civil Engineering, University of Tor Vergata,
Rome (Inviter F. Maceri).

2004 Nonconvex functionals and Young measures: some examples in
nonlinear elasticity, Department of Mathematics, University
of Ferrara (Inviter A. Corli).

2000 Pressurized shape memory thin films, Scuola Italiana
Superiore di Studi Avanzati, Trieste (Inviter A. Braides).

1999 Tunnels on Pressurized shape memory thin films, INFN,
Ferrara (Inviter P. Dalpiaz).


Reviewer activity

Archives of Mechanics,
Applied Mathematical Modelling
Composite Structures
Computer Modeling in Engineering and Science
International Journal of Solids and Structures
Journal of Elasticity
Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids
Mathematics and Mechanics of Solids
Meccanica
Mechanics Research Communications
Metals
Philosophical Transactions A
Zeitschrift für Angewandte Mathematik und Mechanik

Guest Editor with Frédéric Lebon of the special volume “Construction materials technologies”, Technologies (ISSN 2227-7080), 2017.