Prof. Stefano Beretta
Politecnico di Milano, Dipartimento di Meccanica
got his PhD at Kyushu University in 1997 and since then he has been making his career at the Politecnico di Milano, where he became Associate Professor in 1998 and then Full Professor in 2002. S. Beretta is a member of the Editorial Board of Eng. Fract. Mechanics.
He has a long record of services for ESIS (European Structural Integrity Society): member of ESIS Exco from 2002 to 2010 as Newsletter Editor and webmaster, then Vice-President from 2010 to 2014. He also acted as Secretary of ESIS TC20 from 2000 to 2005: the activity of ESIS TCO led Stefano to cooperate to ASTM E04 Committee for writing the standard E2283-03, in which the European experiences were condensed. He is Chairman of TC24 since 2010, where he organized and hosted many international meetings (http://esistc24.mecc.polimi.it). He was Chairman and organizer of the 3rd Int. Symposium Fatigue Design and Material, held in Lecco, September 2017 and Co-Chair of ASTM Symposium on Structural Integrity of AM Parts (November 2018) in Washington D.C.
His main research interests are: fatigue and damage tolerance assessment of railway components together with planning of maintenance and inspections; development of probabilistic metods for defect analysis and assessment under LCF and HCF; the application of DIC to the analysis of fatigue damage and crack closure; ii) the fatigue of AM materials. In this area he has combined concepts of ‘defect tolerant’ design with probabilistic concepts for the identification of process-features controlling the fatigue of AM parts.