Antonella Cecchi received the M.S. degree (1992) in architecture from the Università IUAV di Venezia, Venice, Italy, and the Ph.D. degree (1997) from the Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy, with a thesis titled "History of structural mechanics and building techniques." Cecchi was an Associate Professor teaching "strength of materials" at Università IUAV di Venezia (from 2006 to 2011) and is now promoted to the position of Full Professor. Cecchi is also now the Vice-Director of the Department of Architecture Construction Conservation at the same university. Cecchi's main research is on structural and material mechanics, with specific focus on the modelling of heterogeneous materials, including periodic masonries (asymptotic homogenization in linear elastic field), periodic masonries (compatible identification for 3D discrete models), yield criterion for masonries with regular texture, nonperiodic masonries, fiber reinforced polymer (materials multiscale modeling of linear bucking), and periodic masonries viscoelastic homogenized models. Cecchi is the Scientific Chief of the Research Unit at the Università IUAV di Venezia, working on the research project titled Models and Algorithms for the Nonlinear Analysis of Structures and the Validation of Performance-Based Design Rules. The research project has been financed with 95.419 Euro.
Biography Updated on 17 January 2013