Biography

Marco joined as a Lecturer in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Surrey in July 2022.

He completed his MSc in Architectural Engineering in 2015, and PhD in Structural Engineering in 2019, both from the University of Calabria (Italy), and was a visiting PhD researcher at the University of Dundee (UK). His PhD program focused on developing advanced numerical models to simulate crack propagation and delamination phenomena in layered structures. In parallel, He also pursued his interest in masonry structures by collaborating with several international institutions.

In 2020, Marco worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Minho in the EC project OPHERA and subsequently in the ERC project Stand4Heritage. He was mainly responsible for developing an integrated analytical and numerical approach for the out-of-plane seismic assessment and subsequent intervention design of heritage masonry structures.

Marco’s research expertise falls in the framework of structural engineering with an emphasis on numerical and analytical approaches for the structural assessment of existing structures.

Since 2016, He has been a Chartered Engineer providing specialist consultancies as Structural Engineer to several public and private entities in Italy and Portugal.

My qualifications

MSc in Architectural Engineering
University of Calabria
PhD in Structural Engineering
University of Calabria

Previous roles

01 September 2021 - 30 June 2022
Post-doctoral researcher - ERC Advanced grant Stand4Heritage
University of Minho

Research

Research interests

My teaching

My publications

Highlights

  1. Colombo, C., Savalle, N., Mehrotra, A., Funari, M. F., & Lourenço, P. B. (2022). Experimental, numerical and analytical investigations of masonry corners: Influence of the horizontal pseudo-static load orientation. Construction and Building Materials, 344, 127969.
  2. Funari, M. F., Silva, L. C., Lonetti, P., Spadea, S., & Lourenço, P. B. (2022). Numerical Simulation of Fracture in Layered and Sandwich Structures: A Systematic Literature Review. Composites Part C: Open Access, 100294.

Publications

Peer reviewed journal papers

  1. Colombo, C., Savalle, N., Mehrotra, A., Funari, M. F., & Lourenço, P. B. (2022). Experimental, numerical and analytical investigations of masonry corners: Influence of the horizontal pseudo-static load orientation. Construction and Building Materials, 344, 127969.
  2. Funari, M. F., Silva, L. C., Lonetti, P., Spadea, S., & Lourenço, P. B. (2022). Numerical Simulation of Fracture in Layered and Sandwich Structures: A Systematic Literature Review. Composites Part C: Open Access, 100294.
  3. Vadalà, F., Cusmano, V., Funari, M. F., Caliò, I., & Lourenço, P. B. (2022). A concurrent micro/macro FE-model optimised with a limit analysis tool for the assessment of dry-joint masonry structures. Journal of Building Engineering. 104182.
  4. Funari, M. F., Silva, L.C., Savalle, N., & Lourenço, P. B. (2022). A concurrent micro/macro FE-model optimised with a limit analysis tool for the assessment of dry-joint masonry structures. International Journal for Multiscale Computational Engineering.. DOI: 10.1615/IntJMultCompEng.2021040212.
  5. Funari, M. F., Silva, L.C., Mousavian, E., & Lourenço, P. B. (2021). Real-time structural stability of domes through limit analysis: application to St. Peter’s dome. International journal of architectural heritage. Accepted for publication. DOI: 10.1080/15583058.2021.1992539.
  6. Turco, C., Funari, M. F., Teixeira, E., & Mateus, R. (2021). Artificial Neural Networks to Predict the Mechanical Properties of Natural Fibre-Reinforced Compressed Earth Blocks (CEBs). Fibers, 9(12), 78.
  7. Funari, M. F., Hajjat, A. E., Masciotta, M. G., Oliveira, D. V., & Lourenço, P. B. (2021). A Parametric Scan-to-FEM Framework for the Digital Twin Generation of Historic Masonry Structures. Sustainability, 13(19), 11088.
  8. Funari, M. F., Mehrotra, A., & Lourenço, P. B. (2021). A Tool for the Rapid Seismic Assessment of Historic Masonry Structures Based on Limit Analysis Optimisation and Rocking Dynamics. Applied Sciences, 11(3), 942.
  9. Funari, M. F., Spadea, S., Lonetti, P., & Lourenço, P. B. (2021). On the elastic and mixed-mode fracture properties of PVC foam. Theoretical and Applied Fracture Mechanics, 112, 102924.
  10. Funari, M. F., & Verre, S. (2021). The Effectiveness of the DIC as a Measurement System in SRG Shear Strengthened Reinforced Concrete Beams. Crystals, 11(3), 265.
  11. Funari, M. F., Spadea, S., Lonetti, P., Fabbrocino, F., & Luciano, R. (2020). Visual programming for structural assessment of out-of-plane mechanisms in historic masonry structures. Journal of Building Engineering, 101425
  12. Funari, M. F., Spadea, S., Fabbrocino, F., & Luciano, R. (2020). A Moving Interface Finite Element Formulation to Predict Dynamic Edge Debonding in FRP-Strengthened Concrete Beams in Service Conditions. Fibers, 8(6), 42.
  13. Fabbrocino, F., Funari, M. F., Greco, F., Lonetti, P., & Luciano, R. (2020). Numerical modeling based on moving mesh method to simulate fast crack propagation. Frattura ed Integrità Strutturale, 14(51), 410-422.
  14. Turco, C., Funari, M. F., Spadea, S., Ciantia, M., & Lourenço, P.B. (2020). A digital tool based on Genetic Algorithms and Limit Analysis for the seismic assessment of historic masonry buildings. Procedia Structural Integrity
  15. Funari, M. F., Spadea, S., Fabbrocino, F., & Lonetti, P. (2020). On the elastic properties of PVC foam. Procedia Structural Integrity.
  16. Armonico, A. Cascardi, A., Funari, M.F., Micelli, F., Ferrier, E. (2020). Creep behavior of cultural masonry heritage by means of "structure from motion method. AJCE, 38 (2).
  17. Fabbrocino, F., Funari, M. F., Greco, F., Lonetti, P., Luciano, R., & Penna, R. (2019). Dynamic crack growth based on moving mesh method. Composites Part B: Engineering, 174, 107053.
  18. Funari, M. F., Lonetti, P., & Spadea, S. (2019). A crack growth strategy based on moving mesh method and fracture mechanics. Theoretical and Applied Fracture Mechanics, 102, 103-115.
  19. Funari, M. F., Greco, F., Lonetti, P., & Spadea, S. (2019). A numerical model based on ALE formulation to predict crack propagation in sandwich structures. Frattura ed Integrità Strutturale, 13(47), 277-293.
  20. Fabbrocino, F., Funari, M. F., Greco, F., Lonetti, P., & Luciano, R. (2019). A numerical model based on ALE formulation to predict fast crack growth in composite structures. Procedia Structural Integrity, 18, 422-431.
  21. Funari, M. F., Greco, F., & Lonetti, P. (2018). Sandwich panels under interfacial debonding mechanisms. Composite Structures, 203, 310-320.
  22. Funari, M. F., Lonetti, P., & Pascuzzo, A. (2018). A Moving Cohesive Mesh Formulation to Predict Debonding Phenomena in Layered Structures. Journal of computational engineering, 1(2), 16-26.
  23. Funari, M. F., Greco, F., Lonetti, P., Luciano, R., & Penna, R. (2018). An interface approach based on moving mesh and cohesive modeling in Z-pinned composite laminates. Composites Part B: Engineering, 135, 207-217.
  24. Funari, M. F., Greco, F., & Lonetti, P. (2018). A coupled ALE-Cohesive formulation for interfacial debonding propagation in sandwich structures. Procedia Structural Integrity, 9, 92-100.
  25. Funari, M. F., & Lonetti, P. (2017). Initiation and evolution of debonding phenomena in layered structures. Theoretical and Applied Fracture Mechanics, 92, 133-145.
  26. Fortunato, G., Funari, M. F., & Lonetti, P. (2017). Survey and seismic vulnerability assessment of the Baptistery of San Giovanni in Tumba (Italy). Journal of Cultural Heritage, 26, 64-78.
  27. Funari, M. F., Greco, F., & Lonetti, P. (2017). Dynamic debonding in layered structures: A coupled ALE-cohesive approach. Frattura ed Integrita Strutturale, 11(41), 524-535.
  28. Funari, M. F., Greco, F., & Lonetti, P. (2017). A coupled ALE-Cohesive formulation for layered structural systems. Procedia Structural Integrity, 3, 362-369.
  29. Funari, M. F., Greco, F., & Lonetti, P. (2016). A moving interface finite element formulation for layered structures. Composites Part B: Engineering, 96, 325-337.
  30. Funari, M. F., Greco, F., & Lonetti, P. (2016). A cohesive finite element model based ALE formulation for z-pins reinforced multilayered composite beams. Procedia Structural Integrity, 2, 452-459.

Peer reviewed conference papers

  1. Funari, M. F., Silva, L.C, Oliveira, D.V., & Lourenço, P.B. (2020). An user-friendly digital tool for the structural assessment of historic domes: the case study of Saint Peter in Rome. Paper presented in 12th International Conference on Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions SAHC 2020, Barcelona, 2021.Accepted
  2. Funari, M. F., Spadea, S., Ciantia, M., Lonetti, P., & Greco, F. (2020). Visual programming for the structural assessment of historic masonry structures. In Rehabend 2020: Proceedings of the 8th Euro-American Congress Construction Pathology, Rehabilitation Technology and Heritage Management.
  3. Olivito, R., Porzio, S., Funari, M. F., Scuro, C., & Demarco, F. (2019, June). A numerical-geometrical methodology to represent out of-plane mechanisms of unreinforced masonry structures by using pushover analysis. In COMPDYN 2019 VII Conference of Computational Methods in Structural Dynamic and Earthquake Engineering (pp. 24-26).
  4. Bruno, D., Funari, M. F., Greco, F., & Lonetti, P. (2017). Instability analyses in tied arch bridges In Recenti sviluppi nell’Ingegneria Strutturale, Edibios, 39-48.
  5. Bruno, D., Funari, M. F., Greco, F., & Lonetti, P. (2017). Dynamic debonding phenomena in Z-pin reinforced composite laminates. In AIMETA 2017: Proceedings of the 23rd Conference of the Italian Association of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (pp. 1776-1784).

Chapters

  1. Lourenço, P. B., Funari, M. F., & Silva, L. C. (2022). Building resilience and masonry structures: How can computational modelling help?. Computational Modelling of Concrete and Concrete Structures, 30-37.
  2. Bruno, D., Fabbrocino, F., Funari, M.F., Greco, F., Lonetti, P., & Spadea, S. (2019, September). An Experimental and Numerical Study to Evaluate the Crack Path Under Mixed Mode Loading on PVC Foams. In Conference of the Italian Association of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (pp. 378-388). Springer, Cham.
  3. Cascardi, A., Micelli, F., Aiello, M. A., & Funari, M. F. (2020, July). Structural analysis of a masonry church with variable cross-section dome. In Brick and Block Masonry-From Historical to Sustainable Masonry: Proceedings of the 17th International Brick/Block Masonry Conference (17thIB2MaC 2020), July 5-8, 2020, Kraków, Poland (p. 220). CRC Press.
  4. Fortunato, G., & Funari, M. F. (2016). Problemi di analisi e di comunicazione. Un video complesso per la divulgazione dei Beni Culturali. In Prospettive architettoniche: conservazione digitale, divulgazione e studio, II, Sapienza Università editrice, 541-559.