Luciano Lamberti

Polytechnic University of Bari, Italy


Luciano Lamberti obtained his Ph.D. degree in advanced engineering systems and serves as an Associate Professor of mechanical design at Politecnico di Bari, Bari, Italy. His main research interests are structural optimization, experimental stress analysis with optical techniques, measurements at nanoscale, and biomechanics/bioengineering. He developed numerical algorithms combining gradient-based and global optimization. He conducted studies on electronic components, biospecimens, and industrial components to reconstruct the 3D shape of objects, evaluate thermal distortions and residual stresses, and identify constitutive behavior of materials. He implemented metaheuristic algorithms in hybrid methodologies for mechanical characterization of materials. He conducted extensive research on optical superresolution, evanescent waves and surface plasmon resonance theory, detection of strain fields at the atomic level, and cell elasticity. He developed FE models to mimic structural behavior of cell membranes submitted to AFM nanoindentation. FE models are integrated with optimization techniques to determine cell elastic properties. He authored some 150 technical papers, most of which were in ISI journals and book chapters. He currently reviews 30 articles per year for some 40 international journals and evaluates proposals from various institutions including the European Community. He is an editorial board member of three international journals and several international conferences on computational/experimental mechanics. He gave invited lectures in USA and Europe. He is a Member of the International Society of Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, Italian Society of Stress Analysis, and Society for Experimental Mechanics (SEM, USA). Since 2014, he is the Vice Chair of the Optical Methods Technical Division of SEM for which he edits the volume of proceedings collecting the papers on optical techniques presented in the annual meeting of the society.

Biography Updated on 26 February 2015

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