Dr. Francesco Baldi, University of Brescia, Italy
F. Baldi is Assistant Professor in “Materials Science and Technology” at Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering of Università degli Studi di Brescia (Italy). His research activity is mainly experimental, and concerns: Mechanics of polymeric materials (development of fracture mechanics testing methodologies; analysis of mechanical failure phenomena; study of large deformation behaviour); Rheology of polymeric materials (study of rheological behaviour under shear and elongational flow at high strain rates; analysis of “melt fracture” phenomena in capillary flows). He is coordinator of “Jc testing” work area in ESIS TC4. He is member of the Executive Board of the Italian Society of Rheology (SIR).
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