Franco Brezzi (FB). Professor of Mathematical Analysis since 1976 and of Numerical Analysis since 2008, he is Director of CeSNA IUSS-center. Awarded as ISI Highly cited researcher in Mathematics, his scientific contribution counts more than 150 papers in international journals, 5 books and many book chapters. His scientific interests are mainly concentrated in the field of Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations. In particular, from the point of view of methodological tools, he works mainly on Finite Element Methods (of various kinds). From the applicative point of view, he is mostly interested in problems arising from various Engineering fields, such as Structural Mechanics, Fluid Mechanics, and Electromagnetics.
Robert L. Taylor (RLT). Professor in the Graduate School, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, he is also member of US National Academy of Engineers since 1992, and has received a number of distinctions (including the von Neumann Medal of IACM) and honorary doctorates, (e.g., from University of Wales at Swansea, UK and University of Hannover, Germany). His scientific contribution counts more than 200 papers in scientific journals, co-authorship with Prof. Olek Zienkiewicz of the most well-known books on finite element method, as well as the finite element computer program FEAP.
Manfred Bischoff (MB). Since 2006 he is Full Professor and head of the Institute of Structural Mechanics at the University of Stuttgart. In 2000 he won the EUROMECH European Young Scientist Award and in 2008 the IACM Young Investigator Award. In 2012 he was elected fellow of the International Association for Computational Mechanics (IACM). His main research topics span over nonlinear computational structural mechanics and dynamics, modeling and analysis of shells with finite elements, finite element technology, structural optimization, contact problems, isogeometric analysis and computational material modeling.
Ferdinando Auricchio (FA). Full Professor of Mechanics of Solids at the University of Pavia, Italy since 1998. He is Research Associate at IMATI CNR-institute, member of CeSNA scientific committee and Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture Head. His main research topics span over constitutive modeling of innovative materials, biomechanics and finite element methods. He has published more than 110 papers in international journals and has been invited to give about 50 seminars at international institutions.
Giancarlo Sangalli (GS). Associate Professor at the Mathematics Department of the University of Pavia (Italy) since 2005, He is also Research Associate at IMATI-CNR and member of CeSNA at IUSS. His main research interests are isogeometric analysis for solid and fluid mechanics and for electromagnetics; numerical methods for domain decomposition, for multiscale and transport-dominated problems. He has published more than 40 papers in international refereed journals.
Alessandro Reali (AR). Associate Professor of Mechanics of Solids at Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture of the University of Pavia. His main research interests are isogeometric analysis, advanced material constitutive modeling, mixed finite elements, and particle methods. He authored more than 40 papers on refereed journals, and many invited, keynote or plenary lectures at international conferences. Among other distinctions, he is the recipient of the 2010 ERC Starting Grant (project ISOBIO), of the 2012 ECCOMAS “O.C. Zienkiewicz” Award, and of the 2013 “AIMETA Junior” Prize.