LACARBONARA WALTER

Professore Ordinario 
Settore scientifico disciplinare di riferimento  (ICAR/08)
Ateneo Università degli Studi di ROMA "La Sapienza" 
Struttura di afferenza Dipartimento di INGEGNERIA STRUTTURALE E GEOTECNICA 
Recapiti Elenco recapiti telefonici
E-Mail Walter.Lacarbonara@uniroma1.it

Orari di ricevimento

Martedì, ore 11:00-13:00, via Eudossiana 18, Piano III, stanza 328.

Curriculum

Walter Lacarbonara
Email: walter.lacarbonara@uniroma1.it
Personal Web-page: https://sites.google.com/a/uniroma1.it/walterlacarbonara_eng/
Group webpage: http://ttcras.ing.uniroma1.it/team/

RESEARCH UNIQUE IDENTIFIER
ResearcherID: A-2066-2008
Orcid: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8780-281X
Scopus Author ID: 7004616942
Scientific Publications
• 100 publications in refereed International Journals and Edited Volumes
• 61 Conference papers
• 1 Springer Book, 3 patents
• Citations: 2127 according to Scopus; 3418 according to Google Scholar, Scopus h-index=23, Google Scholar h-index=31.
Research topics (selected)
• Nonlinear dynamics and stability: nonlinear reduced modeling/phenomena in structures and mechanical systems across different scales
• Nonlinear vibration absorbers: innovative vibration absorbers for cranes, sling loads, bridges, wind turbines, and micro applications.
• Experimental nonlinear dynamics: nonlinear frequency response analysis of rods, plates, structures and systems
• Nanocomposites: high-damping, high-strength carbon nanotube composites
• Smart materials and devices: NiTiNOL-steel strands, tensairity structures
• MEMS: multi-mass dynamic sensors
• Nonlinear multi-scale dynamics for design: resonances/energy transfers/multistability/bifurcations in sensors/actuators/devices
Current academic position
Since 2016 Full Professor (Professore Ordinario) of Structural Mechanics (Scienza delle Costruzioni), Department of Structural and Geotechnical Engineering, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Past academic positions
2014-2015 Part-time Chair of Engineering Dynamics, TUDelft, Netherlands.
2006-2015 Associate Professor of Structural Mechanics (full time), Department of Structural and Geotechnical Engineering, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy.
2000-2006 Assistant Professor of Structural Mechanics (full time), Department of Structural and Geotechnical Engineering, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
1998-2000 Research Associate, Department of Structural and Geotechnical Engineering, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
1997-1998 Research Associate, Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA.
Education
1998 Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Dept. of Structural and Geotechnical Engineering, Sapienza University of Rome with Virginia Tech, VA, USA
1997 Master of Science (M.S.), Dept. of Engineering Science and Mechanics, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA
1993 Master of Science in Civil Engineering cum laude, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Honors and Awards
2013 Springer nomination for the 2013 TAA Texty Award, 2013 (for the Springer book in ref . # 1)
2005 EUROMECH Award for the Best Symposium within ENOC 2005, Eindhoven, 2005
1998 Paul Harris Award, Rotary Foundation, Virginia District, USA, 1998
1995 Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarship, 1995
1986-1992 Federazione Nazionale dei Cavalieri del Lavoro Scholarships, Rome, 1986–1992
1986 Alfiere del Lavoro Presidential Award, Rome, 1986.
Professional Committees and Activities (Selected)
2017-19 Chair of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Technical Committee on Multibody Systems and Nonlinear Dynamics (MSND), NY, USA
2015-17 Vice-Chair of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Technical Committee on Multibody Systems and Nonlinear Dynamics (MSND), NY, USA
2013-15 Secretary of the ASME Technical Committee MSND, NY, USA
Since 2002 Member of ASME, EUROMECH and AIMETA
Since 2013 Member of the Scientific Task Force appointed by Sapienza Aerospace Research Center within PRO-ITALIA (PROgram over Innovative Technologies for A Lighter-than-air Industry Advancement), “National Technological Aerospace Cluster”, Rome.
Memberships to Editorial Board of International Journals (Selected)
Since 2017 Editor in Chief of Nonlinear Dynamics, Springer Nature
Since 2017 Associate Editor of Journal of Applied Mechanics, ASME
2011-2017 Subject Editor of Journal of Sound and Vibration, Elsevier
2014-2017 Associate Editor of Nonlinear Dynamics, Springer
2010-2016 Associate Editor of Journal of Vibration and Acoustics, ASME
Since 2010 Editorial Board Member of Journal of Vibration and Acoustics, ASME
Since 2011 Editorial Board Member of Journal of Sound and Vibration, Elsevier
Since 2010 Editorial Board Member of Nonlinear Dynamics, Springer
Since 2015 Editorial Board Member of Heliyon, Elsevier
Since 2011 Associate Editor of International Journal of Aeronautical and Space Sciences, The Korean Society for Aeronautical and Space Sciences
Active Research grants
2019-2021 “3D Printing: A bridge to the future,” MIUR (State Dept. of University & Scientific Research), Grant. N. 2017L7X3CS, Sapienza PI
2014-2018 “Bridging high strength and dissipation in carbon nanotube composites”, Air Force Office of Scientific Research EOARD/AFOSR, Grant FA9550-14-1-0082, project PI
2017-2019 “Highly reconfigurable, multistable composites with tunable global/local morphing capability”, Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) Granr 12141951.
Past research grants
2016-2017 “Dynamics of Towers–Feasibility of Vibration Absorbers”, POMA, project PI.
2015-2017 “Laboratory for mechanical characterization of advanced textile composites”, LR 13/2008, Regione Lazio, prot. FILAS-RU-2014-1058, Sapienza PI
2012-2016 “Advanced mechanical modeling of new materials and technologies for the solution of 2020 European challenges”, MIUR (State Dept. of University & Scientific Research), Sapienza PI
2012-2016 “Development of an active control apparatus for payload oscillations in harbor crane”, LR 7/2007 (Promotion of scientific research and technological innovation in Sardinia), Regione Sardegna, prot. CRP-49952, Sapienza PI
2013 “Stability and control of structures”, Sapienza Research Grant, prot. C26A13JPY9, project PI
2010-2012 “Fuel cell-supercapacitor hybrid system for unmanned device”, Agency for Defense Development in South-Korea, research unit PI
2009-2013 “Efficient reduced-order modelling tools for super-long-span bridges aeroelastic predictions”, US National Science Foundation (with Clarkson University, NY, USA), Grant No. CMMI-1031036, research unit PI
2008-2010 “SMA advanced modeling for civil, industrial and biomedical engineering applications”, MIUR, PRIN 2008, Grant No. 2008MRKXLX_003, research unit PI
2009-2012 “Ultrafast and robust, resettable threshold sensors based on discontinuity-induced nonlinearities”, US National Science Foundation (with University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA), research unit PI
2008-2009 “Nonlinear dynamic continuum models of long-span suspended structures: parameteric and aeroelastic instabilities”, Sapienza Research Grant, project PI
2008 “Experimental dynamics of scaled structures”, funding for the design and installation of a shaking table, Sapienza Funding for large equipment, prot. C26G08KMWX, project PI
2002 “Theoretical and experimental investigations into smart hystertic devices”, MIUR Young Investigator Award, project PI
2001 “Structural control strategies via hysteretic absorbers”, MIUR Young Investigator Award, project PI
Supervision of post-docs and students
• Currently supervisor of 1 Assistant Professor (Andrea Arena), 2 Post-docs (Michela Talò, Biagio Carboni), 3 PhDs (Maryam Karimzadeh, Antonio Boccamazzo, Andrea), and 7 MS/BS students.
• Past-supervisor of 2 Post-docs, 9 PhDs, and more than 50 BS/MS students
c) Thesis Advisor. BS students: Pierluigi Turchetti (1999), Stefano Salerno (2002), Giuseppe Mazzucco (2003), Andrea Arena (2004), Federica Formato (2004), Angela Sparagna (2004), Tobia Socciarelli (2004), Bruno Lo Iudice (2004), Eugenio Ricci (2005), Stefano Ballerini (2006), Alfredo Ceci (2006), Valeria Di Domenicantonio (2007), Michela Talò (2008), Marek Cetraro (2010), Davide Vincenzi (2011), Francesca Epifania (2012), Elisabetta Conti (2013), Alessio Franceschini (2013), Edoardo Angelini-Rota (2013), Nicola Capuzzi (2013), Marco Davini (2018), Riccardo Colaruotolo (2018), Alessio Carlotti (2018).
MS and PhD students: Enrico M. Di Fiore (2001), Sarri Krystali (2003), Rodolfo Camillacci (2003), Nicola Carpineto (2004), Valerio Colone (2004), Valerio Forlivesi (2004), Lars Fiedler (2006), Anna Reggio (2007), Bruno Lo Iudice (2007), Roberto Alessi (2009), Stefano Ballerini (2009), Flavio Bernardi (2009), Biagio Carboni (2010), Agostino Silvestri (2010), Riccardo Proietti (2010), Michele Pasquali (2010), Nicola Carpineto (2011), Angelo Ciminelli (2012), Arnaldo Casalotti (2012), Michela Talò (2012), Hadi Arvin (2012), Andrea Arena (2012), Emiliano Bianco (2012), Giorgio Greto (2012), Michele Pasquali (2013), Biagio Carboni (2013), Arnaud Pacitti (2013), Laura Esposito (2013), Francesco Mosti (2014), Carlo Mancini (2014), Marek Cetraro (2014), Arnaldo Casalotti (2015), Nick Teunisse, TUDelft (2015), Karel Van Leeuwe, TUDelft (2016), Jelte van Til, TUDelft (2016), Michela Talò (2016), Arnaldo Casalotti (2016), Arnaud Pacitti (2016), Joint Degree between Sapienza University and University of Paris Est, 2016. Giovanni Pesare (2016), Marek Cetraro (2018), Flavio Massimi (2018), Patrizio Rosatelli (2018),
Constance Bebey (2018), Maryam Karmizadeh (2020, expected defense).
Collaborations
Prof. Ali H. Nayfeh (up to 2015), Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA; Prof. Stuart S. Antman, Dept. of Mathematics, University of Maryland, College Park; Prof. G. Formica, Università di Roma RomaTre; Prof. Harry Dankowicz, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Prof. Pier Marzocca, Clarkson University; Prof. Hiroshi Yabuno, University of Tsukuba, Japan; Prof. M. Daqaq, NYU at Abu Dhabi; Prof. S. Masri, University of Southern California.
Experimental lab
The listed lab is devoted to undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate activities
• NODYS Lab (Nonlinear Dynamics and Control Lab): nonlinear dynamic characteristics of systems and structures (nonlinear frequency response, multi-stability phenomena, resonance captures, energy transfers), study nonlinear dynamic behavior of MEMS, MEMS arrays, and CNT nanocomposites, vibration control strategies and damage detection, full-scale testing of large-scale nonconventional structures/mechanical systems.
Granted patents
• Hysteretic tuned-mass damper device (TMD) for passive control of mechanical vibrations, N. WO/2013/042152A1 (28.3.2013), EP 2742254 A1 (18.6.2014).
• A multi-purpose nonlinear rheological device made of shape memory-steel strands, RM2015A000075 (20.2.2015), PCT/IT/2016/000043 (22.2.2016), EP3259489A2 (12.27.2017).
• Tensairity structure with shape memory strands, WO2017051440A8, US15756585, CN 201680055349, EP20160801320.
Keynotes to international conferences (since 2012)
2019 Keynote Lecture, The 8th Symposium on the Mechanics of Slender Structures, Changsha, Hunan, China.
2019 Keynote Lecture, 2019 IDETC, 15th Multibody Systems, Nonlinear Dynamics and Control, Anaheim, CA, USA.
2019 Keynote Lecture, 7th International Congress of Mechanics, Sremski Karlovci, Serbia.
2018 Keynote Lecture, 7th World Conference on Structural Control and Monitoring, Qingdao, China.
2017 Plenary Lecture, International ASME Conference (IMECE 2017) – Dynamics, Vibrations and Control, Tampa, USA
2017 Plenary Lecture, 14th International Conference Dynamical Systems - Theory and Applications (DSTA 17), Lodz, Poland
2016 Plenary Lecture, Third International Conference on Structural Nonlinear Dynamics and Diagnosis (CSNDD'2016), Marrakech, Morocco
2015 Plenary Lecture, International Conference on Advances in Vibrations, Porto, Portugal
2014 Plenary Lecture, Nonlinear Dynamics International Symposium, Villanova University, PA, USA
2012 Plenary Lecture, Modern Practice in Stress and Vibration Analysis Conference MPSVA 2012, Glasgow, UK
Organisation of International conferences
2015 General Conference Chair of First International Nonlinear Dynamics Conference (NODYCON 2019), 17-20 February 2019.
2015 General Conference Co-Chair of 2015 ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conference and Computers in Engineering, Boston, 2-5 August 2015.
2015 General Conference Chair of the 11th Multibody Systems and Nonlinear Dynamics Conference, Boston, 2-5 August 2015.
2013 Technical Conference Program Co-Chair of 2013 ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conference and Computers in Engineering, Portland, USA, 4-7 August 2013.
2013 General Conference co-Chair of the 10th Multibody Systems and Nonlinear Dynamics Conference, Buffalo, 17-20 August 2013.
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