Gustavo Gioia
Base: Japan


Gustavo recently left his tenured position at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to become a faculty member at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University. He is an expert in solid and fluid mechanics and has published his work in leading journals such as Nature. He uses theory, experiments and computations to investigate dense granular flows, shock-like effects in thin liquid films, turbulent friction, and the turbulent scouring of granular beds, delamination and folding of thin solid films, configurational phase transitions in cellular materials and granular aggregates, the scaling of mechanical failure across disparate length scales and localized deformation in thermoviscoplastic solids. He has consulted for companies such as Ford, MaxFlight Corporation and Techint Group.

Gustavo holds a Ph.D. in Solid Mechanics from Brown University.

Gustavo Gioia