Franco Brezzi is Professor of Mathematical Analysis at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Pavia, and the Director of the Institute of Numerical Analysis of CNR. His research interests are mainly devoted to the analysis of stability, convergence and error estimates for numerical methods related to problems of engineering interest. These include various problems in Structural Mechanics, Fluid Mechanics, and Electromagnetism. His major results deal with the stability conditions for problems in mixed form (the inf-sup condition), with the design of new elements for incompressible or nearly incompressible materials and for plate problems, with the Residual-Free Bubbles approach for two-level methods, and with the three-field formulation for Domain Decomposition Methods. He is a member of the Editorial Board of several major international journals in Numerical Analysis, Computational Mechanics, and Applied Mathematics. Further information can be found here.


  • F. Brezzi, L.D. Marini [2002] "Augmented spaces, two-level methods, and stabilising subgrids" (to appear in International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids).
  • D.N. Arnold, F. Brezzi, B. Cockburn, L.D. Marini [2002] "Unified Analysis of Discontinuous Galerkin Methods for Elliptic Problems" (to appear in SIAM J. Num. Anal).
  • F. Brezzi, T.J.R. Hughes, E. Sali [2001] "Variational approximation of flux in conforming finite element methods for elliptic partial differential equations: a model problem", Rend. Mat. Acc. Lincei s. 9, vol. 12, pp. 167-183.
  • K.J. Bathe, F. Brezzi [2001] "Stability of finite element mixed interpolation for contact problems", Rend. Mat. Acc. Lincei s. 9, Vol. 12, pp. 159-166.F. Brezzi, M. Fortin [2001], "A minimal stabilisation procedure for mixed finite element methods", Numer. Math., 89 , pp. 457-492