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Dr Giulio Alfano
Reader - Mechanical Engineering PGR Director

Howell Building 108


Academic Career

  • Reader in Computational Mechanics, Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering, Brunel University London, 2015-Present
  • Senior Lecturer in Computational Mechanics, School of Engineering and Design, Brunel University West London, 2011-2015
  • Lecturer in Computational Mechanics. School of Engineering and Design, Brunel University London, 2006-2011.
  • Lecturer in Mechanics of Solids and Structures, University of Naples ‘Federico II’, 2001-2006.
  • Research Associate, Imperial College , Department of Aeronautics, 1998-2001.


  • Ph.D. in Structural Engineering, University of Naples ‘Federico II’, September 1997.
  • 5-year degree in Civil Engineering (summa cum laude), University of Naples ‘Federico II’, Italy, 1993.

Newest selected publications

Chen, L., Bahai, H. and Alfano, G. (2022) 'Extended Powell–Sabin finite element scheme for linear elastic fracture mechanics'. Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 274. pp. 108719 - 108719. ISSN: 0013-7944

Journal article

Škec, L. and Alfano, G. (2022) 'Experimental and numerical study of rate-dependent mode-I failure of a structural adhesive'. Journal of Adhesion. pp. 1 - 33. ISSN: 0021-8464

Journal article

Maracci, D., Alfano, G., Serpieri, R. and Lenci, S. (2019) 'Characterising interfaces for reinforced concrete: Experiments and multiplane cohesive zone modelling for titanium alloy rebars'. European Journal of Mechanics, A/Solids, 75. pp. 258 - 276. ISSN: 0997-7538 Open Access Link

Journal article

Škec, L., Alfano, G. and Jelenić, G. (2018) 'Enhanced simple beam theory for characterising mode-I fracture resistance via a double cantilever beam test'. Composites Part B: Engineering, 167. pp. 250 - 262. ISSN: 1359-8368 Open Access Link

Journal article

Škec, L., Alfano, G. and Jelenić, G. (2018) 'Complete analytical solutions for double cantilever beam specimens with bi-linear quasi-brittle and brittle interfaces'. International Journal of Fracture, 215 (1-2). pp. 1 - 37. ISSN: 0376-9429 Open Access Link

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