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 Lorenzo Morini

Lorenzo Morini

Lecturer in Advanced Solid Mechanics

School of Engineering

Email
morinil@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 5818
Campuses
W/2.32, Queen's Buildings - West Building Extension, 5 The Parade, Newport Road, Cardiff, CF24 3AA
Users
Available for postgraduate supervision

Overview

I am Lecturer in Advanced Solid Mechanics at the School of Engineering and member of the Applied and Computational Mechanics Group. My research activity is at the intersection of structural engineering, applied physics and applied mathematics. My main research interests are:

  • Quasiperiodic and quasicrystalline structures and materials.
  • Wave dynamics in mechanical metamaterials.
  • Multiphysics mechanics in renewable energy devices.
  • Fracture mechanics in continuum and structured media.
  • Generalized continuum theories.

Biography

  • PhD in Physics, University of Pavia, Italy, 2011.
  • MSc in Applied Physics, University of Bologna, Italy, 2007.
  • BSc in Physics, University of Bologna, Italy, 2004.

Academic positions

  • 2019-present: Lecturer in Advanced Solid Mechanics, School of Engineering, Cardiff University, UK;
  • 2016-2019 Marie Curie SIRCIW Cofund Fellow, School of Engineering, Cardiff University, UK;
  • 2016 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, IMT School for Advanced Studies, Lucca, Italy;
  • 2013-2016 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering, University of Trento, Italy;
  • 2011-2013 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Science and Methods for Engineering, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy.

Committees and reviewing

Reviewer for the following international journals:

  • Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids
  • Journal of Elasticity
  • Mechanics Research Communications
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A
  • Applied Mathematical Modelling
  • Mathematics and Mechanics of Solids
  • Mathematical Methods in the Applied Sciences
  • Scientific Reports
  • Quarterly Journal of Mechanics and Applied Mathematics
  • Acta Mechanica et Automatica

Publications

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Teaching

Modules thought in BEng, MEng and MSc in Civil and Structural Engineering:

2018 - 2020: EN4570/ENT570. Dynamics. 4th year MEng and MSc. Module leader.

2019 - 2020: EN4574/ENT700. Advanced Structural Dynamics. 4th year MEng and MSc. Module leader.

2018 - 2020: ENT725. Engineering Case Study. MSc module. Assistant lecturer.

2019 - 2020: EN1916. Structures. 1st year BEng and MEng. Assistant lecturer.

Research theme: Mechanics, Materials and Advanced Manufacturing

Supervision

I am currently interested in supervising MSc and PhD students in the areas of:

  • Mechanics of quasicrystalline materials and structures;
  • Dynamical phenomena in mechanical metamaterials;
  • Wave and fracture propagation in lattice materials;
  • Multiphysics mechanics in renewable energy devices.