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Research interests

Calculus of variations and its applications to materials science, geometric properties of PDEs.

Short vita

December 2004: Bachelor degree in Mathematics, University of Florence, advisor Donato Pertici;

September 2006: Bachelor degree in Piano, Conservatoire G. Puccini (La Spezia), advisor Massimo Caselli;

April 2008: Master degree in Mathematics, University of Florence, advisor Rolando Magnanini;

October 2008 - Sepember 2012: Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics at SISSA 
under the supervision of Gianni Dal Maso and Antonio DeSimone;

October 2012 - September 2014: Postdoctoral Research Associate 
at the Oxford Centre for Nonlinear PDE, Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford, 
ERC project  ``The Mathematics of Solid and Liquid Crystals'', P.I. John Ball;

October 2014 - today: postdoc at SISSA,
ERC project  ``Micromotility'', P.I. Antonio DeSimone.


with R. Magnanini, Discrete Contin. Dyn. Syst. Ser. S 4 n. 4 (2011), 791--800, pdf

with R. Magnanini, Ann. Mat. Pura Appl. 190 n. 1 (2011), 21--31, pdf

with A. DeSimone, Contin. Mech. Thermodyn. 23 n. 3 (2011), 257--274, pdf

Discrete Contin. Dyn. Syst. 32 n. 4 (2012), 1125--1167, pdf

with A. DeSimone, Int. J. Non Linear Mech. 47 (2012), 402--412, pdf

with G. Dal Maso and A. DeSimone, Ann. Inst. H. Poincaré Anal. Non Linéaire 29 n. 5 (2012), 715--735, pdf

with T. Blass and K. Koumatos, Math. Models Methods Appl. Sci. 25 n. 1 (2015), 1--38, pdf

with R. Rossi and G. Savaré, Rend. Circ: Mat. Palermo 64 n. 1 (2015), 101--116, pdf

with G. Dal Maso and A. DeSimone, Proc. Roy. Soc. Edinburgh Sect. A145 (2015), 669--701, pdf

with L. Mazzieri, J. Math. Pures Appl. 104 (2015), 561--586, pdf

with A. DeSimone and  K. Koumatos, J. Elasticity 127 (2017), 1--24, pdf

with L. MazzieriRendiconti Lincei Matematica e Applicazioni 28 (2017), 7--20, pdf

with A. DeSimone, Meccanica, doi: 10.1007/s11012-017-0630-4, pdf

with A. DeSimoneMathematics and Mechanics of Solidsdoi: 10.1177/1081286517699991, pdf

with L. Mazzieri, Communications in Mathematical Physics 335 (2017), 261-301pdf

with R. Rossi, Journal of Differential Equationsdoi: 10.1016/j.jde.2017.08.027pdf


with L. Mazzieri (submitted). 

with A. Lucantonio and D. Lučić (submitted). 


- Un problema sovradeterminato relativo all'operatore di Laplace
Master thesis, pdf

Ph. D. thesis.

Other publications

- "Mum and postdoc at SISSA"
Newsletter of the European Mathematical Society  issue 99, March 2016, p. 41.