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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.
Biotermofluidodinamica (I4M - Ingegneria Meccanica)  
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 29/01/2023)

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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 both 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 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 particularly 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" in 2022, edited by Stanford University. Since November 2011, 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 30.