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Luca’s research ranges from topics of interest in multiscale Mechanics of Materials and Structures to ones that push the boundaries of Solid Mechanics to foundational aspects of such Discipline. Recent interests had been in the area of multiscale modeling and multiphysics of the dynamics of structured media, including applications to ligand-binding across the cell membrane, mechanobiology, cell mechanics and multiphysics, hierarchical structures, to granular materials, ceramics, rheology of concrete, etc. Most of the recent papers do apply principles of multiscale Solid and Structural Mechanics to interdisciplinary and emerging fields in fine-scale Biomechanics, Bioengineering, Biology, and Engineering Sciences.

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Ph.D., University of Pisa

Master of Science in Structural Engineering, University of Bologna

Palumbo, S., Carotenuto, A.R., Cutolo, A., Deseri, L., Pugno, N., & Fraldi, M. (2021). Mechanotropism of single cells adhering to elastic substrates subject to exogenous forces. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 153, 104475.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.jmps.2021.104475.

Palumbo, S., Carotenuto, A.R., Cutolo, A., Owen, D.R., Deseri, L., & Fraldi, M. (2021). Bulky auxeticity, tensile buckling and deck-of-cards kinematics emerging from structured continua. PROCEEDINGS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY A-MATHEMATICAL PHYSICAL AND ENGINEERING SCIENCES, 477(2246), 20200729.The Royal Society. doi: 10.1098/rspa.2020.0729.

Bologna, E., Di Paola, M., Dayal, K., Deseri, L., & Zingales, M. (2020). Fractional-order nonlinear hereditariness of tendons and ligaments of the human knee. PHILOSOPHICAL TRANSACTIONS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY A-MATHEMATICAL PHYSICAL AND ENGINEERING SCIENCES, 378(2172), 20190294.The Royal Society. doi: 10.1098/rsta.2019.0294.

Carotenuto, A.R., Lunghi, L., Piccolo, V., Babaei, M., Dayal, K., Pugno, N., Zingales, M., Deseri, L., & Fraldi, M. (2020). Mechanobiology predicts raft formations triggered by ligand-receptor activity across the cell membrane. JOURNAL OF THE MECHANICS AND PHYSICS OF SOLIDS, 141, 103974.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.jmps.2020.103974.

Nguyen, N., Nath, N., Deseri, L., Tzeng, E., Velankar, S.S., & Pocivaysek, L. (2020). Wrinkling instabilities for biologically relevant fiber-reinforced composite materials with a case study of Neo-Hookean/Ogden-Gasser-Holzapfel bilayer. BIOMECHANICS AND MODELING IN MECHANOBIOLOGY, 19(6), 2375-2395.Springer Science and Business Media LLC. doi: 10.1007/s10237-020-01345-0.

Alaimo, G., Piccolo, V., Cutolo, A., Deseri, L., Fraldi, M., & Zingales, M. (2019). A fractional order theory of poroelasticity. MECHANICS RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS, 100, 103395.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.mechrescom.2019.103395.

Bologna, E., Graziano, F., Deseri, L., & Zingales, M. (2019). Power-Laws hereditariness of biomimetic ceramics for cranioplasty neurosurgery. International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics, 115, 61-67.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnonlinmec.2019.01.008.

Deseri, L., & Owen, D.R. (2019). Elasticity with Hierarchical Disarrangements: A Field Theory That Admits Slips and Separations at Multiple Submacroscopic Levels. JOURNAL OF ELASTICITY, 135(1-2), 149-182.Springer Science and Business Media LLC. doi: 10.1007/s10659-018-9707-0.

Fraldi, M., Palumbo, S., Carotenuto, A.R., Cutolo, A., Deseri, L., & Pugno, N. (2019). Buckling soft tensegrities: Fickle elasticity and configurational switching in living cells. JOURNAL OF THE MECHANICS AND PHYSICS OF SOLIDS, 124, 299-324.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.jmps.2018.10.017.

Alaimo, G., Piccolo, V., Chiappini, A., Ferrari, M., Zonta, D., Deseri, L., & Zingales, M. (2018). Fractional-Order Theory of Thermoelasticicty. I: Generalization of the Fourier Equation. JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING MECHANICS, 144(2), 04017164.American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)EM.1943-7889.0001394.

Beltempo, A., Zingales, M., Bursi, O.S., & Deseri, L. (2018). A fractional-order model for aging materials: An application to concrete. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SOLIDS AND STRUCTURES, 138, 13-23.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2017.12.024.

Deseri, L. (2018). Elasticity and Hereditariness. In The Role of Mechanics in the Study of Lipid Bilayers. 577, (pp. 63-104).Springer International Publishing. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-56348-0_2.

Palumbo, S., Carotenuto, A.R., Cutolo, A., Deseri, L., & Fraldi, M. (2018). Nonlinear elasticity and buckling in the simplest soft-strut tensegrity paradigm. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF NON-LINEAR MECHANICS, 106, 80-88.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnonlinmec.2018.08.011.

Palumbo, S., Deseri, L., Owen, D.R., & Fraldi, M. (2018). Disarrangements and instabilities in augmented one-dimensional hyperelasticity. PROCEEDINGS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY A-MATHEMATICAL PHYSICAL AND ENGINEERING SCIENCES, 474(2218), 20180312.The Royal Society. doi: 10.1098/rspa.2018.0312.

Piccolo, V., Alaimo, G., Chiappini, A., Ferrari, M., Zonta, D., Zingales, M., & Deseri, L. (2018). Fractional-Order Theory of Thermoelasticity. II: Quasi-Static Behavior of Bars. JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING MECHANICS, 144(2), 04017165.American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)EM.1943-7889.0001395.

Cugno, A., Palumbo, S., Deseri, L., Fraldi, M., & Majidi, C. (2017). Role of nonlinear elasticity in mechanical impedance tuning of annular dielectric elastomer membranes. EXTREME MECHANICS LETTERS, 13, 116-125.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.eml.2017.03.001.

Fraldi, M., Cugno, A., Carotenuto, A.R., Cutolo, A., Pugno, N.M., & Deseri, L. (2017). Small-on-Large Fractional Derivative-Based Single-Cell Model Incorporating Cytoskeleton Prestretch. JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING MECHANICS, 143(5).American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)EM.1943-7889.0001178.

Deseri, L., & Owen, D.R. (2016). Submacroscopic Disarrangements Induce a Unique, Additive and Universal Decomposition of Continuum Fluxes. JOURNAL OF ELASTICITY, 122(2), 223-230.Springer Science and Business Media LLC. doi: 10.1007/s10659-015-9542-5.

Deseri, L., Pollaci, P., Zingales, M., & Dayal, K. (2016). Fractional hereditariness of lipid membranes: Instabilities and linearized evolution. JOURNAL OF THE MECHANICAL BEHAVIOR OF BIOMEDICAL MATERIALS, 58, 11-27.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.jmbbm.2015.09.021.

Deseri, L., & Owen, D.R. (2015). Stable disarrangement phases arising from expansion/contraction or from simple shearing of a model granular medium. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING SCIENCE, 96, 111-130.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.ijengsci.2015.08.001.

Deseri, L., & Zingales, M. (2015). A mechanical picture of fractional-order Darcy equation. COMMUNICATIONS IN NONLINEAR SCIENCE AND NUMERICAL SIMULATION, 20(3), 940-949.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.cnsns.2014.06.021.

Fraldi, M., Cugno, A., Deseri, L., Dayal, K., & Pugno, N.M. (2015). A frequency-based hypothesis for mechanically targeting and selectively attacking cancer cells. JOURNAL OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY INTERFACE, 12(111), 20150656.The Royal Society. doi: 10.1098/rsif.2015.0656.

Soumya, S.S., Gupta, A., Cugno, A., Deseri, L., Dayal, K., Das, D., Sen, S., & Inamdar, M.M. (2015). Coherent Motion of Monolayer Sheets under Confinement and Its Pathological Implications. PLOS COMPUTATIONAL BIOLOGY, 11(12), e1004670.Public Library of Science (PLoS). doi: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1004670.

Deseri, L., & Owen, D.R. (2014). Stable disarrangement phases of elastic aggregates: a setting for the emergence of no-tension materials with non-linear response in compression. MECCANICA, 49(12), 2907-2932.Springer Science and Business Media LLC. doi: 10.1007/s11012-014-0042-7.

Deseri, L., Di Paola, M., & Zingales, M. (2014). Free energy and states of fractional-order hereditariness. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SOLIDS AND STRUCTURES, 51(18), 3156-3167.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2014.05.008.

Deseri, L., Gentili, G., & Golden, J.M. (2014). New insights on free energies and Saint-Venant's principle in viscoelasticity. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SOLIDS AND STRUCTURES, 51(19-20), 3382-3398.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2014.05.031.

Deseri, L., Zingales, M., & Pollaci, P. (2014). THE STATE OF FRACTIONAL HEREDITARY MATERIALS (FHM). DISCRETE AND CONTINUOUS DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS-SERIES B, 19(7), 2065-2089.American Institute of Mathematical Sciences (AIMS). doi: 10.3934/dcdsb.2014.19.2065.

Galuppi, L., & Deseri, L. (2014). COMBINED EFFECTS OF INTERSTITIAL AND LAPLACE PRESSURE IN HOT ISOSTATIC PRESSING OF CYLINDRICAL SPECIMENS. JOURNAL OF MECHANICS OF MATERIALS AND STRUCTURES, 9(1), 51-86.Mathematical Sciences Publishers. doi: 10.2140/jomms.2014.9.51.

Wissman, J., Finkenauer, L., Deseri, L., & Majidi, C. (2014). Saddle-like deformation in a dielectric elastomer actuator embedded with liquid-phase gallium-indium electrodes. JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS, 116(14), 144905.AIP Publishing. doi: 10.1063/1.4897551.

Dal Corso, F., & Deseri, L. (2013). Residual stresses in random elastic composites: nonlocal micromechanics-based models and first estimates of the representative volume element size. MECCANICA, 48(8), 1901-1923.Springer Science and Business Media LLC. doi: 10.1007/s11012-013-9713-z.

Deseri, L., & Owen, D.R. (2013). Moving interfaces that separate loose and compact phases of elastic aggregates: a mechanism for drastic reduction or increase in macroscopic deformation. CONTINUUM MECHANICS AND THERMODYNAMICS, 25(2-4), 311-341.Springer Science and Business Media LLC. doi: 10.1007/s00161-012-0260-y.

Deseri, L., & Zurlo, G. (2013). The stretching elasticity of biomembranes determines their line tension and bending rigidity. BIOMECHANICS AND MODELING IN MECHANOBIOLOGY, 12(6), 1233-1242.Springer Science and Business Media LLC. doi: 10.1007/s10237-013-0478-z.

Deseri, L., Di Paola, M., Zingales, M., & Pollaci, P. (2013). Power-law hereditariness of hierarchical fractal bones. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR NUMERICAL METHODS IN BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING, 29(12), 1338-1360.Wiley. doi: 10.1002/cnm.2572.

Puntel, E., Deseri, L., & Fried, E. (2011). Wrinkling of a Stretched Thin Sheet. JOURNAL OF ELASTICITY, 105(1-2), 137-170.Springer Science and Business Media LLC. doi: 10.1007/s10659-010-9290-5.

Puntel, E., Deseri, L., & Fried, E. (2011). Erratum to: Wrinkling of a Stretched Thin Sheet. Journal of Elasticity, 105(1-2), 171-172.Springer Science and Business Media LLC. doi: 10.1007/s10659-011-9340-7.

Bigoni, D., & Deseri, L. (2010). Preface. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF FRACTURE, 166(1-2), 1.Springer Science and Business Media LLC. doi: 10.1007/s10704-010-9539-9.

Deseri, L., & Owen, D.R. (2010). Submacroscopically Stable Equilibria of Elastic Bodies Undergoing Disarrangements and Dissipation. MATHEMATICS AND MECHANICS OF SOLIDS, 15(6), 611-638.SAGE Publications. doi: 10.1177/1081286509106101.

Deseri, L., Piccioni, M.D., & Zurlo, G. (2008). Derivation of a new free energy for biological membranes. CONTINUUM MECHANICS AND THERMODYNAMICS, 20(5), 255-273.Springer Science and Business Media LLC. doi: 10.1007/s00161-008-0081-1.

Deseri, L., & Golden, J.M. (2007). The minimum free energy for continuous spectrum materials. SIAM JOURNAL ON APPLIED MATHEMATICS, 67(3), 869-892.Society for Industrial & Applied Mathematics (SIAM). doi: 10.1137/050639776.

Deseri, L., & Healey, T.J. (2007). Variational derivation for higher gradient Van der Waals fluids equilibria and bifurcating phenomena. Note di Matematica, 27(2), 69-93.

Deseri, L., Fabrizio, M., & Golden, M. (2006). The concept of a minimal state in viscoelasticity: New free energies and applications to PDEs. ARCHIVE FOR RATIONAL MECHANICS AND ANALYSIS, 181(1), 43-96.Springer Science and Business Media LLC. doi: 10.1007/s00205-005-0406-1.

Deseri, L., & Owen, D.R. (2003). Toward a field theory for elastic bodies undergoing disarrangements. JOURNAL OF ELASTICITY, 70(1-3), 197-236.Springer Science and Business Media LLC. doi: 10.1023/B:ELAS.0000005584.22658.b3.

Deseri, L., & Owen, D.R. (2002). Invertible structured deformations and the geometry of multiple slip in single crystals. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PLASTICITY, 18(7), 833-849.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/S0749-6419(01)00010-9.

Deseri, L., & Owen, D.R. (2002). Energetics of two-level shears and hardening of single crystals. MATHEMATICS AND MECHANICS OF SOLIDS, 7(2), 113-147.SAGE Publications. doi: 10.1177/1081286502007002225.

Deseri, L., & Mares, R. (2000). A class of viscoelastoplastic constitutive models based on the maximum dissipation principle. MECHANICS OF MATERIALS, 32(7), 389-403.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/S0167-6636(00)00011-9.

Deseri, L., & Owen, D.R. (2000). Active slip-band separation and the energetics of slip in single crystals. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PLASTICITY, 16(12), 1411-1418.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/S0749-6419(99)00089-3.

Benedetti, A., & Deseri, L. (1999). On a viscoplastic Shanley-like model under constant load. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SOLIDS AND STRUCTURES, 36(34), 5207-5232.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/S0020-7683(98)00195-4.

Deseri, L., Gentili, G., & Golden, M. (1999). An explicit formula for the minimum free energy in linear viscoelasticity. JOURNAL OF ELASTICITY, 54(2), 141-185.Springer Science and Business Media LLC. doi: 10.1023/A:1007646017347.

DelPiero, G., & Deseri, L. (1997). On the concepts of state and free energy in linear viscoelasticity. ARCHIVE FOR RATIONAL MECHANICS AND ANALYSIS, 138(1), 1-35.Springer Science and Business Media LLC. doi: 10.1007/s002050050035.

Benedetti, A., Deseri, L., & Tralli, A. (1996). Simple and effective equilibrium models for vibration analysis of curved rods. JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING MECHANICS-ASCE, 122(4), 291-299.American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9399(1996)122:4(291).

DelPiero, G., & Deseri, L. (1996). On the analytic expression of the free energy in linear viscoelasticity. JOURNAL OF ELASTICITY, 43(3), 247-278.Springer Science and Business Media LLC. doi: 10.1007/BF00042503.

DELPIERO, G., & DESERI, L. (1995). MONOTONIC, COMPLETELY MONOTONIC, AND EXPONENTIAL RELAXATION FUNCTIONS IN LINEAR VISCOELASTICITY. QUARTERLY OF APPLIED MATHEMATICS, 53(2), 273-300.American Mathematical Society (AMS). doi: 10.1090/qam/1330653.

Deseri, L., Zingales, M., Bologna, E., & Graziano, F. Power-Laws hereditariness of biomimetic ceramics for cranioplasty neurosurgery. International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics.Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnonlinmec.2019.01.008.

Terzi, M.M., Dayal, K., Deseri, L., & Deserno, M. (2015). Revisiting the Link between Lipid Membrane Elasticity and Microscopic Continuum Models. In BIOPHYSICAL JOURNAL, 108(2), (pp. 87A-88A).Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.bpj.2014.11.510.