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Stefano Sfarra

Nome: Stefano
Cognome: Sfarra
Qualifica: Professore associato
Settore Scientifico Disciplinare: ING-IND/11 (Fisica Tecnica Ambientale)
Struttura di afferenza: Dipartimento di Ingegneria industriale e dell'informazione e di economia
Email: stefano.sfarraunivaq.it
Telefono Ufficio: +39 0862434366

Insegnamenti tenuti - a.a.

InsegnamentoOrario di ricevimento
Bio-termodinamica (I4M - Ingegneria Meccanica) Mercoledì dalle 14:30 alle 16:30 via MS TEAMS. Tuttavia, è sempre preferibile contattare il docente via e-mail prima del ricevimento al fine di fissare l'appuntamento.
Fisica Tecnica Ambientale (I4A - Ingegneria Edile-Architettura U.E.)

Mercoledì dalle 16:30 alle 18:30 via MS TEAMS. Tuttavia, è sempre preferibile contattare il docente via e-mail prima del ricevimento al fine di fissare l'appuntamento.

Curriculum scientifico

(Aggiornato il 12/10/2023)

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I attained a Ph.D. title in Mechanical, Management, and Energy Engineering at the University of L'Aquila (UNIVAQ), Italy, in 2011.  

In order to choose the proper course of study, I attended – after a selection for merit –, the XIX university orientation course at the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa (Italy) (1997) (181st World University Rankings – 2021).  

Following the achievement of the Ph.D., I was a Research Fellow at UNIVAQ until 2017, before becoming a Researcher in October of the same year. Previously, I was a scholarship holder in 2006 and 2011 at UNIVAQ. 

I carried out research and/or teaching periods abroad at prestigious Institutions, such as:

Université Laval (Québec city, Canada), Institut National du Patrimoine (Paris, France), Arts et Métiers ParisTech, I2M - Institut de Mécanique et d’Ingénierie - (Bordeaux, France), Escola superior de Conservacion e Restauracion de bens culturais de Galicia (Pontevedra, Spain), Tomsk Polytechnic University (Tomsk, Russia), Universidad de Sevilla - Facultad de Bellas Artes - Degree en Conservación Restauración de Bienes Culturales (Seville, Spain), National Tsing Hua University - Department of Chemical Engineering (Taiwan, ROC), Universidad de Cantabria - Departamento de Tecnología Electrónica and Ing. Sistemas y Automática (Santander, Spain), Universidad Politecnica de Valencia - Facultad de Bellas Artes - Degree en Conservación Restauración de Bienes Culturales (Valencia, Spain).  

I was an Invited-Scientific Researcher at Tomsk Polytechnic University (Tomsk, Russia), as well as a member of several Scientific Committees at International Congresses.

I also am an Editor of Mathematical Problems in Engineering (Hindawi), Infrastructures (MDPI), and Sensors (MDPI).

Since December 2020, I am the Editor-in-Chief of the Quantitative InfraRed Thermography (QIRT) Journal (Taylor & Francis).  

I'm deeply involved in the non-destructive evaluation and characterization of materials, especially using optical and infrared vision non-destructive testing techniques, numerical simulations centered on heat transfer phenomena (by Comsol Multiphysics), development of ad hoc scripts in Matlab environment. In these research areas, I authored or co-authored more than 250 articles in Journals and International Conferences. I also have written six chapters in Books. 

I was chairman and member of the Organizing Committees of various International Conferences.  

I'm currently acting as a Reviewer of 50 scientific journals, and I organized Special Issues as an Editor for Journal of Physics, Applied Sciences (MDPI), Advances in OptoElectronics, Sensors (MDPI), Polymers (MDPI), Quantitative InfraRed Thermography Journal (T&F), and Advances in Mechanical Engineering (AIME).  

I'm a collaborator and local contact person in International research projects. I was a member of the National Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN), Italy, as an Associated Technologist within group 5, and I currently am a member of the Associazione MASTER, and the Associazione Italiana Prove Non-distruttive - Monitoraggio Diagnostica (AIPnD). I received awards - mainly focused on scientific recognition - from UNIVAQ, National Tsing Hua University (Taiwan) (351 – 400th World University Rankings – 2021), and Universidad de Cantabria (Spain).  

I was a supervisor/co-supervisor of 14 Degree Theses, as well as a member of the Evaluation Committees of Ms and Ph.D. Theses. 

Up to 2021, I was an Adjunct Professor at the Academy of Fine Arts of L'Aquila (Italy); in the latter case, I was mainly involved in the five-year single-cycle School of Restoration. In October 2020, I became Associate Professor at UNIVAQ after obtaining the National Scientific Qualification (ASN) in the competitive sector 09/C2 (Technical Physics and Nuclear Engineering).

I also am a member of the Academic Board of the Ph.D. in Industrial and Information Engineering and Economics (UNIVAQ). 

Some time ago, I took the third level of qualification as a technician in Thermography, with a specialization in the Civil Engineering, Architecture, and Cultural Heritage sector.

My name has been included in the list of "World's Top 2% of Scientists" both in 2022 and 2023, edited by Stanford University. It is the most prestigious worldwide ranking based on bibliometric information in Scopus including more than 190,000 researchers from all the world out of about 9 million scientists.

Since November 2022, I'm an adjunct Professor (Professeur Associé) at Université Laval (Canada).

Finally, I have a consolidated experience in thermographic diagnostics of composite materials made by natural and non-natural fibers (not only fabricated for the Civil Engineering field). 

The H-index linked to my name on SCOPUS is equal to 32.