Dr Giuseppe Zurlo

MEng, PhD

Contact Details

Lecturer Below The Bar
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Room ADB-1004
Áras De Brún
School of Mathematics, Statistics and Applied Mathematics

T: Ext. 5005
E: giuseppe.zurlo@nuigalway.ie
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researcher

Biography

I got my MSc in Mechanical Engineering in the Politecnico di Bari with a Thesis on the role of "A priori inequalities in nonlinear elasticity". Since then I developed a strong interest for the theory of Elasticity and, more in general, for Continuum Mechanics, for the theory of Phase Transitions, for Electroactive Materials and more recently for Growth, both in biological materials and in more general non-biological frameworks. I did my PhD in the University of Pisa in this subject, on the modelling of "Material and phase transitions in biological membranes". During this period I spent some months at Cornell University(NY) and Carnegie Mellon University(USA) and I worked on a new model for the nonlinear elastic behavior of the lipid bilayer, the shell of cells, that accounts for thickness variations. 

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2015) 'The role of material behavior in the performances of electroactive polymer energy harvesters'
Colonnelli, S,Saccomandi, G,Zurlo, G (2015) 'The role of material behavior in the performances of electroactive polymer energy harvesters'. Journal Of Polymer Science Part B-Polymer Physics, 53 :1303-1314 [DOI] [Details]
(2014) 'Hysteresis in electroactive polymers'
De Tommasi, D,Puglisi, G,Zurlo, G (2014) 'Hysteresis in electroactive polymers'. European Journal Of Mechanics A-Solids, 48 :16-22 [DOI] [Details]
(2014) 'Failure modes in electroactive polymer thin films with elastic electrodes'
De Tommasi, D., Puglisi, G., Zurlo, G. (2014) 'Failure modes in electroactive polymer thin films with elastic electrodes'. Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 47 (6) [Details]
(2014) 'Damage induced dissipation in electroactive polymer harvesters'
S. Colonnelli, G. Saccomandi, G. Zurlo (2014) 'Damage induced dissipation in electroactive polymer harvesters'. Applied Physics Letters, [Details]
(2013) 'Hysteresis in electroactive polymers'
De Tommasi, D., Puglisi, G., Zurlo, G. (2013) 'Hysteresis in electroactive polymers'. European Journal of Mechanics, A/Solids, [Details]
(2013) 'The stretching elasticity of biomembranes determines their line tension and bending rigidity'
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 [Details]
(2013) 'Inhomogeneous deformations and pull-in instability in electroactive polymeric films'
De Tommasi, D., Puglisi, G., Zurlo, G. (2013) 'Inhomogeneous deformations and pull-in instability in electroactive polymeric films'. International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics, 57 :123-129 [Details]
(2013) 'Non-local elastic effects in electroactive polymers'
Zurlo, G. (2013) 'Non-local elastic effects in electroactive polymers'. International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics, 56 :115-122 [Details]
(2013) 'Electromechanical instability and oscillating deformations in electroactive polymer films'
De Tommasi, D., Puglisi, G., Zurlo, G. (2013) 'Electromechanical instability and oscillating deformations in electroactive polymer films'. Applied Physics Letters, 102 (1) [Details]
(2013) 'Inhomogeneous spherical configurations of inflated membranes'
Tommasi, D.D., Puglisi, G., Zurlo, G. (2013) 'Inhomogeneous spherical configurations of inflated membranes'. Continuum Mechanics and Thermodynamics, 25 (2-4):197-206 [Details]
(2012) 'Taut states of dielectric elastomer membranes'
De Tommasi, D., Puglisi, G., Zurlo, G. (2012) 'Taut states of dielectric elastomer membranes'. International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics, 47 (2):355-361 [Details]
(2012) 'Electric field localizations in thin dielectric films with thickness non-uniformities'
Puglisi, G., Zurlo, G. (2012) 'Electric field localizations in thin dielectric films with thickness non-uniformities'. Journal of Electrostatics, 70 (3):312-316 [Details]
(2012) 'A note on strong ellipticity in two-dimensional isotropic elasticity'
De Tommasi, D., Puglisi, G., Zurlo, G. (2012) 'A note on strong ellipticity in two-dimensional isotropic elasticity'. Journal of Elasticity, 109 (1):67-74 [Details]
(2011) 'Compression-induced failure of electroactive polymeric thin films'
De Tommasi, D., Puglisi, G., Zurlo, G. (2011) 'Compression-induced failure of electroactive polymeric thin films'. Applied Physics Letters, 98 (12) [Details]
(2010) 'Pull-in and wrinkling instabilities of electroactive dielectric actuators'
De Tommasi, D., Puglisi, G., Saccomandi, G., Zurlo, G. (2010) 'Pull-in and wrinkling instabilities of electroactive dielectric actuators'. Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 43 (32) [Details]
(2009) 'Damage and healing effects in rubber-like balloons'
De Tommasi, D., Marzano, S., Puglisi, G., Zurlo, G. (2009) 'Damage and healing effects in rubber-like balloons'. International Journal of Solids and Structures, 46 (22-23):3999-4005 [Details]
(2008) 'Derivation of a new free energy for biological membranes'
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 [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2008) 'Thermodynamics, in: Continuum Mechanics'
L. Deseri, G. Marcari, G. Zurlo (2008) 'Thermodynamics, in: Continuum Mechanics' In: Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems. [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(2013) 21st AMEA Congress
D. De Tommasi, G. Puglisi, G. Zurlo (2013) Hysteretic electromechanical behaviour of electroactive polymeric films 21st AMEA Congress Torino, Italy, [Details]

Teaching Interests

Here at NUIG I am Lecturer of Applied Mathematics in the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Applied Mathematics.

During the last year (2014) I have been teaching: 

- MP191:     Mathematical Methods I (Denominated Programme in Financial Mathematics and Economics)
 
- MA2102:   Mathematics and Applied Mathematics II  
(Engineering)
 
- MP120:     Engineering  Mechanics (
Engineering)