GIOVANNI LANCIONI got Master Degree in Civil Engineering at the University of Ancona (Italy) in 1997 (110/110 cum laude and awarded dissertation), Ph.D. in Structural Engineering at the University of Rome “Tor Vergata” (Italy) in 2002.
Since January 2005 to October 2015, she held a permanent position as researcher. Since October 2006 he is researcher at Università Politecnica delle Marche of Ancona (Italy), where he is teaching 'Dinamica delle Strutture'. Furthermore, he teaches ‘Elementi di Statica e Scienza delle Costruzioni’ at the Facoltà di Architettura (Ascoli Piceno) of Università di Camerino.
His research interests include formulation and numerical implementation of variational theories for fracture, damage mechanics and plasticity, structural theories of plates, non-linear and non-smooth dynamics, with applications to structural problems as wave propagation in beams on unilateral substrates, assessment of the seismic vulnerability of ancient stone structurers and systems with friction and impact.
He spent periods of study and research at foreign Universities, such as the Department of Aeronautics, Imperial College, London, UK, and the Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK, and was involved in national and international research projected, sponsored by Italian Ministero dell’Università dell’Istruzione e della Ricerca (MIUR), by the Royal Society, London, UK, and by Gruppo Nazionale di Fisica Matematica as Principal investigator.
In 2010 he received the Researcher award for the best researchers of Università Politecnica delle Marche in the period 2004-2008.
He is author of more than 50 publications, among which 22 on peer-reviewed international journals, and about 30 on conference proceedings and books chapters.