Emanuela Del Gado is a theoretical physicist working on engineering motivated problems. She uses statistical mechanics and computational physics to investigate materials with structural and dynamical complexity, from model amorphous solids, gels and glasses, to new green formulations of cement.
Prof. Del Gado received her undergraduate degree (Laurea in Physics, cum laude) at the University of Naples “Federico II” in Italy, where she also obtained a PhD in Physics in 2001. She has been a Marie Curie Fellow at the University of Montpellier II in France and a post-doctoral researcher at ETH Zurich in Switzerland, and hold visiting positions at ESPCI (France) and MIT. Before joining Georgetown University, Emanuela was the Swiss National Science Foundation professor in the Department of Civil Environmental and Geomatic Engineering at ETH Zurich.
Statistical mechanics and computational physics; structure, cooperative dynamics and nonlinear mechanics of amorphous solids, gels and glasses; nanoscale structure and mechanics of cement gels; self-assembly of nanoparticles and fibrils at liquid interfaces; biomimetic coatings and mechanics of tissues.
M. Bouzid, J. Colombo, L. Vieira Barbosa and E. Del Gado, Elastically driven, intermittent microscopic dynamics in soft solids, submitted 2016, https://arxiv.org/abs/1605.09447
V. Vasisht, S. Dutta, E. Del Gado and D. Blair, Making soft solids flow: microscopic bursts and conga lines in jammed emulsions, preprint 2016, http://arxiv.org/abs/1608.02206
K. Ioannidou, E. Del Gado, F.-J. Ulm and R.J.-M. Pellenq, Inhomogeneity in cement hydrates, linking local packing to local stresses, submitted 2016
K. Schwenke. S. Jordens, I. Usov, R. Mezzenga and E. Del Gado, Stretching and ordering of amyloid fibrils at liquid interfaces, preprint 2016