Giulia Scalet

Academic Position: Assistant Professor of Mechanics of Solids and Structures

Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture

University of Pavia


Office: Division of Structures & Materials (second floor)

Address: Via Adolfo Ferrata, 3, 27100 Pavia – ITALY

Voice:  +39 0382 985462



Research area: Solid and Computational Mechanics, Mechanics of Materials and Structures.


  • MATERIAL MODELING: development and analysis of effective phenomenological constitutive models, formulated in a consistent thermodynamic framework, to accurately describe the behavior of smart materials.
  • NUMERICAL METHODS: development and analysis of robust and efficient numerical algorithms, methods, and computational tools for design purposes in mechanics. Numerical simulations of smart components or structures through finite element or mixed finite element analyses.
  • FATIGUE MODELING: development and analysis of methodologies for the fatigue-life assessment of structures subjected to cyclic loading. Analysis of the response to low- and high-cycle fatigue of metallic alloys.
  • 3D/4D PRINTING: activity focusing on the analysis and design of 3D/4D printed structures within a multidisciplinary framework combining theoretical, numerical, and experimental approaches.


Courses: Computational Mechanics


Bio: Giulia Scalet is Assistant Professor at the Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture of the University of Pavia (Italy) since 2019. She received a B.S. (2008) and a M.S. (2010) cum laude in Civil Engineering and a Ph.D. (2014) in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Bologna (Italy). She has been a postdoctoral researcher at Ecole Polytechnique (France) and at the University of Pavia (Italy). She was awarded an ERC Starting Grant for the project CoDe4Bio (COmputational DEsign for 4D BIOfabrication: harnessing programmable materials for dynamic pre-clinical cancer models) in 2022. She won the “2020 Young Researchers Prize” in the Engineering sector, instituted by the 2003 Group for Scientific Research, the prize “Best Graduated Women of the Engineering and Chemistry Faculties of the University of Bologna” by Unindustria et al. in 2011, and the “Best PhD Thesis in Computational Solid Mechanics” Award by the Italian Group of Computational Mechanics in 2014. She visited several international institutions, among the others, the Texas A&M University (US), the University of Houston (US), and the RWTH Aachen University (Germany).

She is and has been involved in successful projects financed by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and ResearchLombardy Region, and the Italian Interuniversity Consortium of Materials Science and Technology as well as in collaborations with companies. She is member of the 4D Printing Society‘s Senior Board Directors.

She is expert in material constitutive modeling, advanced computational mechanics for industrial applications, 4D printing, and fatigue modeling. She published over 30 peer-reviewed papers, book chapters, and several conference proceedings.