Francesco Massi received the Ph.D. degree in theoretical and applied mechanics at the University of Rome “La Sapienza,” Rome, Italy, in 2006. He obtained contemporarily the Ph.D. degree in génie mécanique at the Laboratoire de Mécanique des Contacts et des Structures (LaMCoS), at the INSA of Lyon, France. Massi joined the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering of the University of Rome “La Sapienza,” with the position of Associate Professor in 2012. His research activities lie in applied mechanics with emphasis on vibrations, acoustics, and tribological contact problems. His research focuses on friction-induced vibrations, addressing friction noise and induced wear of contact surfaces under vibration. The interaction between system dynamics and local behavior at the contact interfaces is the main object of his current research. His teaching activities lie in the field of applied mechanics. Massi joined the Contact and Structural Mechanics Laboratory of the INSA of Lyon with the position of Maître de conférences between 2007 and 2012. As a Member of the research group Tribology and Interface Mechanics (TMI); in the same period he joined the Mechanical Department Génie Mécanique Développement (GMD) and the Department Premier Cycle Department of the INSA of Lyon, where he accomplished his teaching activity.
Biography Updated on 28 October 2013