7 internationally recognized research groups as experts in the field of solid and fracture mechanics and expert doctoral trainers.
5 leading high-tech companies interested in the developments and results of this network.
NEWFRAC network is composed of (a) 7 leading research groups, whose leaders are internationally recognized experts in the field of solid mechanics and fracture and experienced PhD trainers, and (b) 2+3 leading high-tech companies with a special interest as end-users on the developments and outcomes of this network.
Prof. Davide Bigoni
Professor of Solid and Structural Mechanics
University of Trento, Italy
Responsible of the Solid and Structural Mechanics Group of the Instabilities Lab and of the Laboratory for Numerical Modelling of Materials.
Co-Editor of Journal of Mechanics of Materials and Structures, and Associate Editor of Mechanics Research Communications
Prof. Janis Varna
Professor of Polymer composite materials
Luleå University of Technology, Sweden
Division of Material Science
Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics