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Curriculum Vitae (historic version)

Francesco dell'Isola, born in Napoli 23/07/1962
Home Address: Via Sforza 36, I-00184 Roma Italia

Laurea in Fisica (M.Sc.) Universita' di Napoli Napoli Italia
Subject of Examination: Continuum Modelling Interfacial Phenomena in Phase Transition
Dottorato per la ricerca in Fisica Matematica (Ph.D.) Ministero per la Ricerca Scientifica e Tecnologica Roma Italia
Subject of Examination: Rational Thermodynamics of Nonmaterial Bidimensional Continua.
n.9526040753 8/2/1995

Universita' di Napoli Napoli Italia (M.Sc.) main subject: Mathematical Physics
Universita' di Napoli Napoli Italia (Ph.D.) main subject: Continuum Mechanics
Universita' di Roma ``La Sapienza'' Post-Doctoral Studies main subject: Mechanics of Solids and Structures

Ricercatore Facolta' di Ingegneria-Universita' di Roma ``La Sapienza'' ROMA
Professore Supplente del Corso di Scienza delle Costruzioni
(Temporary appointment as Professor of Strength of Materials)
Facolta' di Ingegneria- Universita' di Roma ``La Sapienza'' ROMA
Professore Associato gruppo H07A Scienza delle Costruzioni
Facolta' di Ingegneria- Universita' di Roma ``La Sapienza'' ROMA

Maitre de Conference - Univerisite de Toulon et du Var
Maitre de Conference - Univerisite de AIX-MARSEILLE III
May 96-Jun.96
Visiting Researcher - Technical University Darmstadt
Visiting Professor - Virginia Polytechnical Institute and State University


Pubblications List (historic version)



  1. A.Capuano and F. dell'Isola (1986) Deduction of a generalized Stefan Problem and its solution by means of an iterative method, Archives of Mechanics AMS Warsaw Vol. 39, n.3, pp.227-246.
  2. F. dell'Isola and A.Romano (1986) On a general balance law for continua with an interface,  Ricerche di Matematica Napoli vol.XXXV f.2, pp.325-337.
  3. F. dell'Isola and A.Romano (1987) On the derivation of thermomechanical balance equations for continuous systems with a nonmaterial interface, International Journal of Engineering Sciences IJES Vol.25, n.11/12, pp.1459-1468.
  4.  F. dell'Isola and A.Romano (1987) A phenomenological approach to phase transition in classical field theory  International Journal of Engineering Sciences IJES  Vol.25, n.11/12, pp.1469-1475.
  5. F. dell'Isola (1989) Linear Growth of a liquid droplet divided from its vapour by a ``soap-bubble``-like fluid interface International Journal of Engineering Sciences IJES  Vol.27, n.9, pp.1053-1067.
  6. F. dell'Isola and D.Iannece (1989) On phase transition in classical fluid mixtures with surface adsorption International Journal of Engineering Sciences IJES Vol.27, n.9, pp.1069-1078.
  7. F. dell'Isola and W.Kosinski (1993) Deduction of thermodynamic balance laws for bidimensional nonmaterial directed continua modelling interphase layers  Archives of Mechanics AMS  vol.45 n.3 Warsaw.
  8. F. dell'Isola and V.A. Cimmelli (1993) A moving boundary problem describing the growth of a droplet in its vapour Archives of Mechanics AMS Vol.45, n.5, pp. 615-634 Warsaw.
  9. F. dell'Isola (1994) On the lack of Structure of Defay-Prigogine 2D-Continua Archives of Mechanics AMS Vol.46, n.3,  pp.329-341, Warsaw.
  10. F. dell'Isola and G.C.Ruta (1994) Outlooks in Saint-Venant Theory I: Formal Expansions for Torsion of Bredt-like sections. Archives of Mechanics AMS Vol.46, n.6, pp.1005-1027, Warsaw.
  11. F. dell'Isola, H.Gouin and P.Seppecher (1995) Radius and Surface Tension of Microscopic Bubbles by Second Gradient Theory  Comptes Rendus de L'Academie des Sciences CRAS  t.320,II b, pp.211-216 Paris.
  12. F. dell'Isola and G.Rotoli (1995) Validity of Laplace formula and Dependence of Surface Tension on Curvature in Second Gradient Fluids Mechanics Research Communications, Vol.22, n.5, pp.485-490.
  13. F. dell'Isola and P.Seppecher (1995) The relationship between Edge Contact Forces, Double Forces and Interstitial Working allowed by the Principle of Virtual Power  Comptes Rendus de L'Academie des Sciences CRAS t.321,II b,pp.303-308 Paris.
  14.  F. dell'Isola and L.Rosa (1996) An extension of Kelvin and Bredt Formulas  Mathematics and Mechanics of Solids , Vol.1, n.2 pp.243-250.
  15. F. dell'Isola, H.Gouin and G.Rotoli (1996) Nucleation of spherical Shell-like interfaces by second gradient theory: Numerical SimulationsEuropean Journal of Mechanics /B Vol. 15 n.4 pp.545-568.
  16. F. dell'Isola and L.Rosa (1996) Perturbation Methods in Torsion of Thin Hollow Saint-Venant Cylinders  Mechanics Research Communications, Vol.23, n.2, pp.145-150.
  17.  U.Andreaus and'Isola (1996) On Thermokinematic Analysis of Pipe Shaping in Cast Ingots: A Numerical Simulation via FDM International Journal of Engineering Sciences IJES Vol.34, no.12, pp.1349-1367.
  18. F. dell'Isola and P.Seppecher (1997) Edge Contact Forces and Quasi-Balanced Power  MECCANICA  Vol.32, no.1, pp.33-52.
  19. F. dell'Isola and L.Rosa (1996) Outlooks in Saint-Venant Theory II: Torsional rigidity, shear stress ``and all that`` in the torsion of cylinders with sections of variable thickness  Archives of Mechanics AMS Vol.48, n.4, Warsaw.
  20.'Isola,L.Rosa and C.Wozniak (1997) Dynamics of Solids with Micro-Periodic non-connected Fluid Inclusions Archive of Applied Mechanics-INGENIEUR ARCHIV Vol.67 pp.215-228.
  21. K.Frischmuth, M.Haenler and'Isola (1996) Numerical Methods versus Asymptotic Expansion for Torsion of Hollow Elastic Beams TECHNISCHE MECHANIK TU MAGDEBURG heft/2 1996 and Preprint 95/20 Universitat Rostock Fachbereich Mathematik
  22. F. dell'Isola and G.C.Ruta (1996) Perturbation Series for Shear Stress in Flexure of Saint-Venant Cylinders with Bredt-like Sections Mechanics Research Communications Vol.23, No.5, pp.557-564.
  23. F. dell'Isola and G.C.Ruta (1997) Generalizing Jouravski formulae by techniques from differential geometry Mathematics and Mechanics of Solids Vol.2,pp.307-319.
  24.'Isola and L.Rosa (1997) Almansi-type boundary conditions for electric potential inducing flexure in linear piezoelectric beams Continuum Mechanics and Thermodynamics Vol.9 pp.115-125.
  25.'Isola, L.Rosa and Cz Wozniak (1997) A micro-structured continuum modelling compacting fluid-saturated grounds: the effects of Poze-size scale parameter  ACTA MECHANICA Wien Vol.127, pp.165-182.
  26.'Isola and C.Wozniak (1997) On phase transition layers in certain micro-damaged two-phase solids International Journal of Fracture Vol.83, no.2, pp.175-189.
  27.'Isola and C.Wozniak (1997) On Continuum Modelling the Interphase Layers in Certain two-phase Elastic Solids ZAMM Z.angew.Math. Mech.Vol.77,no.3,pp.1-8.
  28.'Isola and S.Vidoli (1998) Continuum Modelling of  Piezo-elecro-mechanical Truss Beams: an application to vibration dumping Archive of Applied Mechanics - INGENIEUR ARCHIV Vol.68, pp.1-19.
  29.'Isola and K.Hutter (1997) Continuum mechanical modelling of the dissipative processes in the sediment-water layer below glaciers Comptes Rendus de L'Academie des Sciences CRAS t.325, Serie IIb, pp.449-456.
  30.'Isola and G.C.Ruta (1997) Outlooks in Saint-Venant Theory III : Torsion and Flexure in Sections of variable thickness by formal expansions Archives of Mechanics Warsaw Vol.49,2,pp.321-343.
  31.'Isola and K.Hutter (1998) What are the dominant thermomechanical processes in the basal sediment layer of large ice sheets ? Proceedings of the Royal Society A London Vol.454 pp.1169-1195.
  32.'Isola and R.C.Batra (1997) Saint-Venant's Problem for Porous Linear Elastic Materials  Journal of Elasticity Vol.47,pp.73-81.
  33.'Isola, G.C. Ruta and R.C.Batra (1998) A Second Order Solution of Saint-Venant's Problem for an Elastic Pretwisted Bar Using Signorini's Perturbation Method   Journal of Elasticity Vol.49, pp.113-127.
  34.'Isola, G.C. Ruta and R.C.Batra (1998) Generalized Poyinting Effects in Predeformed Prismatic Bars  Journal of Elasticity Vol.50, pp.181-196.
  35. R.C.Batra,'Isola and S.Vidoli (1998) A Second Order Solution of Saint-Venant's Problem for a Piezoelectric Circular Bar Using Signorini's Perturbation Method to appear in  Journal of Elasticity.
  36.'Isola and S.Vidoli (1998) Bending-Waves Damping in truss Beams by Electrical Transmission Line with PZT Actuators to appear in Archive of Applied Mechanics - INGENIEUR ARCHIV.
  37.'Isola and K.Hutter (1998) A qualitative analysis of the dynamics of sheared and pressurized layer of saturated soil to appear in Proceedings of the Royal Society A London.
  38.'Isola and K.Hutter (1999) Destabilization of a sheared pressurized layer of soil by drainage of water to appear in Proceedings of the Royal Society A London
  39.'Erba,'Isola and G.Rotoli (1999) The influence of Surface Tension Curvature Dependence on the geometry of Electrically Charged Menisci to appear in  Continuum Mechanics and Thermodynamics
  40. S.Vidoli and'Isola (1999) Modal coupling in one-dimensional electromechanical structured continua, to appear in ACTA MECHANICA
  41. S.Vidoli, R.C. Batra and'Isola (1999) Saint-Venant's problem for a second order piezoelectric prismatic bar, to appear in International Journal of Engineering Science IJES.


  1.  F. dell'Isola and W.Kosinski }(1991) The interface between phases as a layer Part II. A h-order model for twodimensional nonmaterial continua. Atti V Congresso Onde e Stabilita' nei Mezzi Continui Sorrento 1989  Proceedings of Vth International Meeting Waves and Stability in Continous Media Ed. S.Rionero Series on Advances in Mathematics for Applied Sciences Vol.4 World Scientific.
  2.  F. dell'Isola and W.Kosinski (1992) The curved Interface with variable thickness  Proceedings of the 5th bilateral Polish-Italian Meeting Thermodynamics and Kinetic Theory Series on Advances in Mathematics for Applied Sciences Vol.12 World Scientific 1992 Ed.Kosinski-Larecki-Morro-Zorski
  3.'Isola and G.Rotoli (1994) On the problem of generalizing Tolman formula  UIT XII National Heat Transfer Conference L'Aquila 1994 Pubblicazioni dell'Universita' de L'Aquila.
  4.'Isola, H.Gouin and G.Rotoli (1995) On the relationship between Surface Tension and Curvature invited paper presented at EUROMECH Colloquium 331 ``Flows with Phase Transition`` DLR Research Center Goettingen 14-17 March 1995 and appeared in the Proceedings.
  5.'Isola and L.Rosa (1996) Saint-Venant Problem in Linear Piezoelectricity in Mathematics and Control in Smart Structures Ed.Vasundara V.Varadan  SPIE Proc.1996 Vol.2715.
  6.'Isola and G.C.Ruta (1996) Generalized Jourawski formulae for Bredt-like sections of Saint-Venant Cylinders XXXI Polish Solid Mechanics Conference MIERCKI  Sept.96.
  7.'Isola and K.Hutter (1997) An Interface Model for the Water-Saturated Sediment Layer below Ice Sheets EUROMECH n.366 ESSEN
  8.'Isola (1997) A possible explanation for the Bradyseismic phenomena in the Phlegraean Fields (Italy) EUROMECH n.366 ESSEN