Bernhard Schrefler 

Centre for Mechanics of Biological Materials - University of Padova 
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Date of birth: October 04, 1942

Bernhard Schrefler is professor emeritus at the University of Padova, Secretary General of the International Centre for Mechanical Science (CISM) at Udine and Hans-Fischer Senior Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study of the Technical University of Munich. He o btained a Ph.D. and D.Sc. from the University of Wales, Swansea. He published over two hundreds papers in refereed journal, five textbooks and twenty three edited texts. The text "The Finite Element Method in the Static and Dynamic Deformation and Consolidation of Porous Media" is an accepted state-of-the-art book. He serves on the Editorial Board of many academic journals. Active within European Community R & D and training initiatives. Within the sixth framework programme he took part in MAECENAS, UPTUN, IALAD, KMM-NoE, RAMWASS, a MARIE CURIE Programme and in a EURATOM/CNR-ENEA contract on thermo-mechanical problems in superconducting coils for ITER. Within FP seven he is involved in INVINN and Marie Curie Programme MUMOLADE, further he takes part in a SOCRATES contract with Poland and in the Training Network BESTOFRAC within the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions. Research interests are in the following areas: Environmental Geomechanics, Soil Science and Reservoir Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Structural-and Materials Engineering, Fusion Technology.

Educational activity
Teaching activity is carried out at University of Padova, in particular Structural Mechanics within the frame of Structural Engineering education. Seminars are held at different universities and research centres as invited professor.

Membership and Appointment
Member of: Accademia Galileiana di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti; National (Italian) Academy of Sciences ("dei XL"); Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti. Istituto Lombardo di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti, (corresponding member), Senior Affiliate Member of the Methodist Hospital Research Institute, Houston (2011-).

Awards and Honors
Honorary Doctor of Science, St. Petersburg State Technical University (1999), Honorary Doctor of Science and Technology, University of Technology of Lodz (2002), Honorary Degree from the University of Wales Swansea (2005), Honorary Doctor of Engineering (Dr.-Ing. E.h.) from Leibniz University of Hannover (2006), Honorary Professor of Dalian University of Technology (2007), Honorary Doctor of the Russian Academy of Sciences (2008), Honorary Doctor of the Ecole Normale Superieure, Cachan (2010), Chevalier dans l'ordre des Palmes Académiques, France (2006), Fellow of IACM (International Association for Computational Mechanics) (1998), Computational Mechanics Award (2002), IACM Award (2006), Maurice A. Biot Medal on Porous Media (2009), Euler Medal (2010), Olgierd A. Zienkiewicz Medal of the Polish Association of Computational Mechanics (2011), Lifetime Achievement Award of the International Conference of Computational and Experimental Engineering and Sciences ICCES (2012), Gauss-Newton Medal (IACM Congress Medal) (2016) and Interpore Lifetime Honorary Membership Award, Interpore - The International Society for Porous Media (2017).


[max 10 publications
in the last 3 years]

G. SCIUME, W.G. GRAY, F. HUSSAIN, M. FERRARI, P. DECUZZI, B.A. SCHREFLER. Three phase flow dynamics in tumor growth, Computational Mechanics, 51 (2014), 465-484, DOI 10.1007/s00466-013-0956-2

G. BAO, Y. BAZILEVS, J. H. CHUNG P. DECUZZI, H.D. ESPINOSA, M. FERRARI, H. GAO, S.S. HOSSAIN, T. J. R. HUGHES, R. D. KAMM, W. K. LIU, A. MARSDEN, B. SCHREFLER USNCTAM Perspectives on Mechanics in Medicine, J. R. Soc. Interface 11: 20140301.,

G. SCIUME, D.P. BOSO, W.G. GRAY, C. COBELLI, B.A. SCHREFLER A two-phase model of plantar tissue: a step towards prediction of diabetic foot ulceration, Int. J. Num. Methods Biom. Engng., 30 (2014) 1153-1169, DOI: 10.1002/cnm.2650

G. SCIUME, M. FERRARI, B. A. SCHREFLER Saturation-pressure relationships for two- and three-phase flow analogies for soft matter, Mech. Res. Com., 62 (2014), 132-137, DOI 10.1016/j.mechrescom.2014.10.001

G. SCIUME, R. SANTAGIULIANA, FERRARI, P. DECUZZI, B.A. SCHREFLER A tumor growth model with deformable ECM, Phys. Biol. 11 (2014) 065004 (22pp), doi:10.1088/1478-3975/11/6/065004

L. SIMONI, B.A. SCHREFLER Multi Field Simulation of Fracture, Advances in Applied Mechanics, 47 (2014) 367-519.

R. SANTAGIULIANA, C. STIGLIANO, P. MASCHERONI, M. FERRARI, P. DECUZZI, B. A. SCHREFLER The role of cell lysis and matrix deposition in tumor growth modeling, Adv. Model. and Simul. in Eng. Sci. (2015) 2:19 DOI 10.1186/s40323-015-0040-x455

M. KONIORCZYK, D. GAWIN, B.A. SCHREFLER Modelling evolution of frost damage in fully saturated porous materials, Comput. Methods Appl. Mech. Engrg., 292 (2015), 38-61

R. SANTAGIULIANA, M. FERRARI, B.A. SCHREFLER Simulation of angiogenesis in a multiphase tumor growth model, Comp. Methods App. Mech. Engng., 304 (2016) 197-216,

X. LI, Y. DU, S. ZHANG, Q. DUAN, B.A. SCHREFLER Meso-hydro-mechanically informed effective stresses and effective pressures for saturated and unsaturated porous media, European Journal of Mechanics A/Solids 59 (2016) 24-36.

E. MILANESE, O. YILMAZ, J.-F. MOLINARI, B. A. SCHREFLER Avalanches in dry and saturated disordered media at fracture, Phys. Rev. E 93, 4, 043002 - Published 12 April 2016,




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