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Alberto Carpinteri

Alberto Carpinteri, Italian structural engineering educator. Recipient R.L'Hermite medal Reunion Internationale des Laboratoires et Experts des Materiaux, 1982, Japan Society Mechanical Engineers medal, 1993, Wessex Institute of Technology medal, 2000, Griffith medal ESIS, 2008.


  • Carpinteri, Alberto was born on December 23, 1952 in Bologna, Italy. Son of Paolo Carpinteri and Miranda Cermignani.

  • Education

    • Doctor of Philosophy in Nuclear Engineering cum laude, University Bologna, 1976. Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematics cum laude, University Bologna, 1981. Doctor of Physics honoris causa, Constantinian University, Cranston, Rhode Island, 1994.


    • Researcher Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Bologna, 1978-1980. Assistant professor University Bologna, 1980-1986. Professor Technology University of Turin, Italy, since 1986, director department structural engineering Italy, 1989-1995, founding member, director postgraduate School Structural Engineering Italy, since 1990.

      Vice president National Research Institute of Metrology, since 2006. Visiting professor Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 1982-1983, Tsinghua University, Beijing, 1996, Tongji University, Shanghai, 1996, Malaysia Institute of Technology, Johor Bahru, 1997. Honorary professor Nanjing (China) Architectural and Civil Engineering Institute, 1996, Albert Schweitzer University, Geneva, 2000.

      Secretary Reunion Internationale des Laboratoires et Experts des Materiaux 89FMT Committee on Fracture Mechanics of Concrete, 1986-1991. Chairman ESIS Technology Committee 9 on Concrete Structures, 1991-1999. Invited lecturer in field.


    • Structural Mechanics: A unified approach
    • This book presents a complete and unified treatment of the fundamental themes of structural mechanics, ranging from the traditional to the most advanced topics, covering mechanics of linear elastic solids, theory of beam systems, and phenomena of structural failure.


    Fellow: American Society of Civil Engineers, Academy of Sciences Turin, International Congress on Fracture (president since 2009), International Association of Fracture Mechanics for Concrete and Concrete Structures 2004-2007, Italian Group Fracture 1998—2005, European Structural Integrity Society 2002-2006. Member: American Association for the Advancement of Science, Academy Teatina per Science, Institute Lombardo Science and Letters, International Union Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, American Academy Mechanics, New York Academy of Sciences, Academy Santa Teodora, Reunion Internationale des Laboratoires d'Essals et de Recherches sur les Materlaux et les Constrn, European Mechanics Society.


    • Married Mariagiulia Amaldi, September 28, 1983. Children: Margherita, Sofia.
    • father: Paolo Carpinteri
    • mother: Miranda Cermignani
    • spouse: Mariagiulia Amaldi
    • children: Margherita Carpinteri
    • Sofia Carpinteri
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    Born December 23, 1952
    (age 64)
    • 1976
      University Bologna
    • 1981
      University Bologna
    • 1994
      Constantinian University
    • 1978 - 1980
      Researcher, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
      Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
    • 1980 - 1986
      assistant, professor University Bologna
    • 1986
      professor, Technology University of Turin
    • 2006
      vice president, National Research Institute of Metrology
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