Paolo Sebastiano VALVO

Associate Professor of Structural Mechanics (Scienza delle Costruzioni)
at the Department of Civil and Industrial Engineering of the University of Pisa

«Structural engineering is the art and science of molding materials we do not fully understand;
into shapes we cannot precisely analyze; to resist forces we cannot accurately predict;
all in such a way that the society at large is given no reason to suspect the extent of our ignorance.»

(in Kenneth L. CARPER: Forensic Engineering, CRC Press, Boca Raton 1989, p. 16)

Main research interests

  • Mechanics of Materials, Solids, and Structures
  • Fracture Mechanics
  • Composite and Advanced Materials
  • Stability and Dynamics of Structures
  • Computational Mechanics
  • Structural Strengthening

Participations in funded research programmes

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