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NewFrac | PRO Winter School and WORKSHOP 2

9 May 2022 to 12 May 2022

The IMT School is glad to announce two events organized by the NewFrac Marie Curie Innovative Training Network on "New strategies for multifield fracture problems across scales in heterogeneous systems for energy, health and transport".

PRO Winter School | 07 - 11 February 2022

PRO Winter School is focused on doctoral students in Fracture Mechanics. It is open to highly motivated students outside the NewFrac project as well. The event will be held in hybrid mode, although in person participation is highly encouraged.


Expert knowledge

  • Advanced modelling techniques for heterogeneous materials and their failure behavior.

Academic training

  • Data Management
  • Presentation skills
  • Start-ups & spin-offs
  • Open innovation

Professional skills

  • Gender issues in research & innovation
  • Self-management
  • Intellectual property rights & business plans

December 13, 2021: submission of the expression of interest through the above google form
December 23, 2021: abstract submission for the 2nd Workshop
By January 14, 2022: notification of acceptance to the PRO School and to the 2nd Workshop
January 21, 2022: payment of the registration fees

Workshop 2 | 9 - 12 May 2022

NewFrac Workshop-2 is especially focused on Phase Field and Finite Fracture Mechanics. It is open to senior researchers and PhD students in fracture mechanics.


Prof. Davide Bigoni - Professor of Solid and Structural Mechanics, University of Trento, Italy

Prof. Filippo Berto (remotely connected) - International Chair of Mechanics of Metals, Norwegian  University of Science and Technology

Prof. Philipp Weissgraeber - Chair of Lightweight Design and Materials, University of Rostock

Prof. Stefano Vidoli - Department of Structural and Geotechnical Engineering, Sapienza University of Rome

Prof. Roberta Massabò - Department of Civil, Chemical and Environmental Engineering, University of Genova

February 28, 2022: abstract submission for the 2nd Workshop / Expresion of interest
By March 7, 2022: notification of acceptance to the 2nd Workshop
2-3 weeks before the event: payment of the registration fees

Funded by the European Commission under a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
NEWFRAC Grant Agreement n° 861061

Chairman: Prof. Marco Paggi - IMT School for Advaced Studies Lucca
Secretary: Ing. Ninfa Vital - Universidad de Sevilla, Spain
For further information and how to apply visit: