Ferdinando Auricchio is Professor of Mechanics of Solids in the Department of Structural Mechanics at the Università  di Pavia. His main research topics are: constitutive modeling of advanced materials (shape-memory alloys, self-diagnosing materials, materials under static or dynamic cyclic loading conditions, damage); theoretical and numerical analysis of finite element methods (Reissner-Mindlin plate, laminate and shell theory, mixed-enhanced approaches); biomechanics. He is part of the Italian CNR "Network of Computational Mechanics for Solids" as well as Researcher of the CNR Institute for Applied Mathematics and Industrial Applications in Pavia. He has published more than 60 papers, presented more than 20 papers at international and national conferences and been invited to give 17 seminars at international and national institutions. He carries out research collaborations with international and national research centres and laboratories, and referees for several international journals. Further information can be found here.


  • Migliavacca F., Petrini L., Colombo M., Auricchio F., Pietrabissa R. [2002] "Mechanical behavior of coronary stents investigated through the finite element method", Journal of Biomechanics, accepted for publication.
  • Auricchio F., Sacco E. [2001] "On the thermo-mechanical response of a superelastic shape-memory wire under cyclic stretching-bending loadings", International Journal Solids and Structures, Vol. 38, pp. 6123-6145.
  • Auricchio F. [2001] "A robust integration-algorithm for a finite-strain shape-memory-alloy superelastic model", International Journal of Plasticity, Vol. 17, pp. 971-990.
  • Auricchio F., Di Loreto M, Sacco E. [2001] "Finite element analysis of a stenotic artery revascularization through stent insertion", accepted for publication, Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering, Vol.4, pp. 249-263.
  • Auricchio F., Lovadina C., Sacco E. [2001] "Analysis of mixed finite elements for laminated composite plates", Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, No. 190, pp. 4767-4783.