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Denis Benasciutti

Photo of Denis Benasciutti Denis Benasciutti graduated cum laude in Materials Engineering at the University of Ferrara in 2001, where he got a PhD in 2005 with a thesis entitled "Fatigue analysis of random loading", later published as a book (ISBN 9783659123702). In 2006 he earned a Master in Welding Engineering and then received the diploma of European/International Welding Engineer (EWE/IWE) from the Italian Institute of Welding (IIS), Genoa. After a period (2006-2015) as Assistant Professor at the University of Udine, Italy, he moved to the University of Ferrara, where he is now Associate Professor. He has supervised or co-supervised 5 PhD students.
He is an Editorial Board member of the journals: Metals (section Structural Integrity of Metals), Shock and Vibration, Mathematical Problems in Engineering. His main research interests focus on the structural integrity assessment of structures subjected to stochastic uniaxial and multiaxial loadings – with special focus on vibration fatigue and spectral methods – and on the cyclic plasticity and low-cycle fatigue behavior of traditional and additive manufactured materials. He has published over 80 scientific articles in peer reviewed journals, on the topics of structural integrity, cyclic plasticity of metals, thermo-mechanical finite element analysis, vibration energy harvesting.

Filippo Cianetti

Photo of Filippo Cianetti Filippo Cianetti is Full Professor of Machine Design at Department of Engineering of University of Perugia (Italy) where he develops his teaching and research activity. He is the Head of the School of Mechanical Engineering at University of Perugia (BSc and MSc). He teaches “Machine Design” for the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and “Dynamics in Machine Design” for the Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Perugia.
His research activity form early 90s is aimed to solve mechanical design problems with particular attention to systems dynamics. This activity is carried on by developing techniques for the analytical/numerical modelling and simulation of mechanical systems. Actually, his activity is oriented on durability analysis of systems and mechanical components in virtual simulation (FEA and MBS) environment with particular attention to fatigue analysis, in time and frequency domain, of mechanical components undergoing to random loads.

Martin Nesládek

Photo of Martin Nesládek Employed: FME CTU in Prague (2010-...)
Academia: He finished his Ph.D. thesis ("Phenomenological Models for Fatigue Prediction under Fretting Conditions") in 2016 at the FME CTU in Prague.
Focus: Low- and High-cycle fatigue, Multiaxial fatigue, Fretting, Fatigue in contacts, Thermo-mechanical fatigue

Adam Niesłony

Photo of Adam Niesłony Adam Niesłony works as a researcher at the Opole University of Technology, Poland. He cooperates with the Science and Technology Park in Opole, where he participated in the establishment of the Engineering Design Center. In 2006-2007 he was a scholarship holder of Alexander von Humboldt at the Fraunhofer LBF in Darmstadt, Germany. His specialty is material fatigue and experimental verification of equipment durability. It deals with FEM calculations and develops individual software solutions for industry. In his professional work, he combines theoretical knowledge with practical application. Adam Niesłony specializes in spectral methods of fatigue life determination and the analysis of fatigue in the frequency domain, he develops the multiaxial fatigue criteria in order to take into account the majority of physical phenomena affecting durability.

Massimiliano Palmieri

Photo of Massimiliano Palmieri Massimiliano Palmieri is a postdoctoral researcher in Machine Design at the Department of Engineering of University of Perugia (Italy). He got the PhD in Industrial and Information Engineering in 2020 at the same University.
His research activities involve dynamics and fatigue. In particular he is mainly oriented to the durability of non-linear systems subjected to random non Gaussian, stationary and not stationary loads in time and in frequency domain, using Finite element and Multibody modelling and simulation.

Jan Papuga

Photo of Jan Papuga Employed: FME CTU in Prague (2007-...)
Evektor, spol. s r.o. (2006-...)
Fatigue Analysis RI s.r.o. (2016-2017)
Academia: He finished his Ph.D. thesis in 2006 at the FME CTU in Prague.
Focus: Multiaxial fatigue, fatigue in notches, fatigue computation methods
Other: Developer of PragTic fatigue freeware, chairman of WCFA&PUM meetings, secretary of DTMA 2011 workshop, leader of FABER and FABEST projects (Fatigue Analysis Documentation Office) project (2011-2014)
See the full profile of Dr Jan Papuga here

Milan Růžička

Photo of Milan Růžička Employed: FME CTU in Prague (1983-...) - Head of Dept. of Mechanics, Biomechanics and Mechatronics (2015-...)
Academia: He finished his Ph.D. thesis in 1984 at the FME CTU in Prague, habilitation 1999 (Doc.), 2005 (Prof.).
Focus: Fatigue in notches, fatigue of welded structures, composite structures, fatigue in composites, use of optical fibres, structural health monitoring
Other: Secretary of the Czech Society for Mechanics, program director of WCFA&PUM meetings

Janko Slavič

Photo of Janko Slavič Employed: Full professor of mechanics, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2018-present
Academia: University of Texas at Austin, Postdoc, 2005-06
University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Mech. Eng., PhD, 2001-2005
Focus: Vibration fatigue as related to structural dynamics theory
Other: First author of the scientific monograph on vibration fatigue: Slavič, Mršnik, Česnik, Javh, Boltežar, Vibration Fatigue by Spectral Methods. Monograph, Elsevier, 2021.
Open source contributor, e.g. maintainer of FLife - Vibration Fatigue by Spectral Methods.
Besides vibration fatigue, dr. Slavič researches the image based methods in structural dynamics, 3d printed smart dynamic structures and open-source based research.
Personal web page:, last update: August 24, 2022

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