Francesco Iacoviello was born in 1966 in Rome; in 1989 he obtained the Laurea degree “cum laude” in Nuclear Engineering at the University of Rome “La Sapienza”. From 1992 to 2000 he was assistant Professor at University of Cassino, in 1997 he obtained the PhD degree in Corrosion-Metallurgy at Ecole Centrale Paris (France).
Associated Professor from 2000 to 2005, since 2005 he is full professor of Metallurgy at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Cassino. Since 1997, he is the director of the Solids and Structure Mechanics Laboratory and from 2006 and 2009 he was the director of the PhD School of Engineering at University of Cassino. Since 2012, he is the responsible of the pedagogical activities of the Industrial Engineering courses at the University of Cassino.
He is author of more than 180 papers published in international journals, conferences proceedings and books chapters and 1 patent. Referee for many international journals (e.g., Corrosion Science, International J. of fatigue …), since 2007 he is chief editor of “Frattura ed Integrità Strutturale”, the official journal of “Italian Group of Fracture
”. Since 2009 he is President of the Italian Group of Fracture. Since 2012, he is member of the ESIS ExCo (European Society of Structural Integrity). Since 2013, he is Director of ICF and member of the ExCo (International Congress on Fracture) Since 2013, he is editor of Theoretical and Applied Fracture Mechanics. Since 2014, he is Vice-President of ESIS (European Society of Structural Integrity). He organized and co-organized many national and international events (e.g., Italian Group of Fracture National meetings, Crack tip stress field workshops, Crack Paths 2013 etc.). His main research fields concern the analysis of fatigue crack propagation resistance and of the damaging micromechanisms of stainless steels, ductile cast irons, Al and Ti alloys, the investigation of stainless steels hydrogen embrittlement mechanisms and the analysis of stainless steels localized corrosion micromechanisms.