Federico Ferrari

Postdoctoral Fellow


Civil Engineer, holding a Ph.D. on structural optimization. I have a strong theoretical background in solid mechanics and continuous/numerical optimization. Proven programming skills and deep understanding of nonlinear analysis procedures and their effective implementation.

I’m currently motivated in broadening my working experience on industrial applications and to tackle challenging projects. I’m looking for a fresh and international work environment where I can further develop my professional skills and value my research attitude.

Research Interests

Structural Optimization
Solid Mechanics
Nonlinear Analysis


Postdoctoral Fellow, Civil and Systems Engineering, Johns Hopkins University (2020)
Postdoctoral Fellow, Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark (2019)
Ph.D., Solid Mechanics, Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia (2017)
M.S., Civil Engineering, Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia (2014)
B.S., Civil Engineering, Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia (2011)

Journal Publications

R. Behrou, R. Lotfi, J.V. Carstensen, F. Ferrari, J.K. Guest,  Revisiting element removal for density-based structural topology optimization with reintroduction by Heaviside Projection, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering 380  (2021) 113799.
F. Ferrari, O. Sigmund, J.K. Guest,  Topology Optimization with linearized buckling criteria in 250 lines of Matlab, Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization 63 (6) (2021) 3045-3066.

Conference Proceedings and Presentations