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Stefano Vidoli

  • PhD
  • Associate Professor
  • Sapienza - University of Rome
  • 22h-indexImpact measure calculated using publication and citation counts. Updated daily.
  • 1472CitationsNumber of citations received by Stefano's publications. Updated daily.


Stefano Vidoli was born in Rome on April 6, 1971 • He has been the first recipient of the AIMETA Junior Prize 2009 in the "Structural mechanics" field. AIMETA is the Italian Association for Applied and Theoretical Mechanics. • He received a Master in Aeronautical Engineering in December 1995 (final grade: 110/110). Dissertation: Spatial flexible structures: modeling and simulations for control applications, (Advisor: Prof. Antonio Di Carlo) • Since 1997 he is a Member of the Italian National Association of Mathematical Physics (GNFM) • “Research assistant” and “Post-doctoral fellow” (Advisor: Prof. R.C. Batra, Dept. Engineering Science and Mechanics, Virginia Tech, Feb-Mar, Sept.-Dec. 1998, Feb.-Aug. 2000) • On April the 15th 2000 he was awarded a Ph.D. in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics from the University of Rome La Sapienza. Dissertation: Structures and control: continuum integrated models (Advisor: Prof. F. Vestroni) • He received a two years research grant in the Dept. of Structural Engineering, University of Rome La Sapienza, 2001-03. • He is co-inventor of the international US patent ”Two dimensional network of actuators for the control of damping vibrations” US patent reference: #6,546,316 • He was nominated Research fellow (Subject: Strength of materials ICAR08) at Dip. di Ingegneria Strutturale e Geotecnica, Roma La Sapienza on January 2004. • He has held the following teaching positions: Strength of materials (2000-present), Solid mechanics (2003-present), Computational mechanics (2003-04), Wave propagation in continuous media (2002-03), Plates and shells (2008-2010) • He has been Visiting Researcher at Institute of Fundamental Technological Research (IPPT PAN) of the Polish Academy of Sciences (2005) and Visiting Professor at at the Institut Jean le Rond d'Alembert, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, (granted by Prof. J. Pouget Apr.-Dec. 2006, granted by Galileo project for the "Università Italo-Francese" Dec. 2007) • He is Coordinator of the Erasmus programme between the (Mechanical Engineering Faculty, Rome La Sapienza) and the (Facoltè des Sciences de l' Ingénieur Universitè Pierre e Marie Curie, Jussieu, Paris) (French coordinator: Prof. J.J. Marigo) • Coauthor of more than 35 publications on international “peer-reviewed” journals and of 30 memories in conference prooceedings (as of January 2014 he has an h-index=11 and and an average citations per item = 10.66 according to the ISI WebOfKnowledge database) • Reviewer for the following international journals: Proceedings of the Royal Society, Meccanica, Mathematics and Mechanics of Solids, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, ASME Transactions, Research in Nondestructive Evaluation, IEEE Transactions, Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing. • He has partecipated to several national (PRIN #2003080575, #2005082902, #20073XF3R4) and international (PAI-Galileo #14383QD, CNR/CNRS #16283) research projects. • He received grants for two Young Researchers Projects: (2001, MURST, Distributed control techniques with innovative materials) and (2008, GNFM Constitutive relations for second gradient models: applications to polymeric materials) and is principal coordinator of the project (2010, SAPIENZA #C26A09B4M5: Multistability for structures and materials).

Recent publications

  • Bistability of orthotropic shells with clamped boundary conditions: An analysis by the polar method

    • Brunetti M
    • Vidoli S
    • Vincenti A
  • Effector T-cell trafficking between the leptomeninges and the cerebrospinal fluid

    • Schläger C
    • Körner H
    • Krueger M
    • et al.

Professional experience

Associate Professor

Sapienza - University of Rome

November 2011 - Present


PhD Theoretical and Applied Mechanics

Sapienza - University of Rome

April 2000 - Present

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