Assistant Professor

Javad Razavi

Javad Razavi received his M.Sc. degree from Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST) in Mechanical Engineering. He studied Applied Design-Mechanics of Materials for receiving M.Sc. degree in IUST. His M.Sc. thesis subject is “Fatigue life improvement of cracked components using stop drilled hole method”. Javad Razavi is currently a PhD student at the school of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway. His expertise lies in:

- Fatigue behaviour of metallic and polymeric materials;

- Fracture mechanics of brittle/Quasi brittle materials;

- Design of innovative adhesive joints including nano-reinforced adhesives, metallic fiber-reinforced adhesives and the non-flat joints;

- Computational fracture mechanics.



Postdoc student

Pasquale Gallo

Post-doctoral researcher, Kyoto University; Aalto University


Fracture nano-mechanics: effort is devoting on the application of local approaches to nano- and micro-scale for the static and fatigue assessment of notched and cracked micro- nano-components. 

Fatigue of welds:fatigue assessment of welded structures made of thin plates in marine/ships applications, in collaboration with Aalto University (Finland).

Fatigue assessment and fracture of notched components at room and high temperature by means of local criteria such as Strain Energy Density. 



PhD Students

Steffen Loen Sunde


Topic: Fretting fatigue of turbine blades


Filippo Abbatinali

Topic: Hybrid welded joints


Marco Colussi

Topic: Automatic calculation of large structures with advanced local approaches


Alberto Lorenzon


Topic: aerodynamic of large structures and bridges


Luca Romanin


Topic: Crack tip plasticity evolution


Marco Grotto

Topic: Advanced components in ship structures



Internal collaborations with colleagues at NTNU

Jan Torgersen


Nucleation and growth during Atomic Layer Deposition on micro- and nanostructured polymers

Additive manufacturing


Alexei Vinogradov


Mechanical behaviour of materials, strength and plasticity, fatigue, corrosion and environmentally assisted fracture, strain localization and non-linear phenomena and non-equilibrium thermodynamics of plastic deformation.

Advanced materials (design, manufacture, characterization and modelling) – bulk nano-structured and ultra-fine grain materials, magnesium alloys, severe plastic deformation, high strength structural materials.

Acoustic emission and non-destructive testing and characterization for failure prevention, advanced signal processing, intelligent monitoring systems.