Giovanni Di Fratta

Priv.-Doz. Giovanni Di Fratta, PhD


TU Wien, Institute of Analysis and Scientific Computing (Inst. E 101)
Wiedner Hauptstraße 8-10, 1040 Wien, Austria



My main research interest focuses on variational techniques as they apply to contemporary problems in continuum mechanics and materials sciences. It includes the mathematical study of magnetic skyrmions, nematic liquid crystals, and thin structures.

Next Events______________________________

April 22, 2021. Talk@Online Northeast PDE and Analysis Seminar (ONEPAS)

May 4, 2021. Talk@Universität Bremen (Applied Analysis Seminar)

May 17-28, 2021. Co-organizer with Cyrill Muratov and Valeriy Slastikov of the Minisymposium MS19 Nanomagnetism: Analysis, Modeling, Simulation, Experiments @ SIAM Conference on Mathematical Aspects of Materials Science (MS21)


Priv.-Doz. and Univ.-Ass. at the Institute of Analysis and Scientific Computing, TU Wien.
Visiting fellow at the Basque Center for Applied Mathematics (BCAM, Bilbao, Spain)
With Prof. Arghir D. Zarnescu.
FMJH Postdoctoral fellowship. Host Institution: Centre de Mathématiques Appliquées (Ecole Polytechnique, France)
With Prof. François Alouges.
Research Assistant at the School of Mathematics of the University of Bristol (Bristol, UK).
With Prof. Jonathan M. Robbins and Prof. Valeriy V. Slastikov.


Ph.D. studies. Title of the Thesis: On the nature of magnetization states minimizing the micromagnetic free energy functional.
With Prof. Massimiliano d'Aquino.
Internships at the Centre de Mathématiques Appliquées (CMAP) of Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France. Duration: seven months.
With Prof. François Alouges.
At HP, Rome Headquarter.
Laurea. Title of the Thesis: Nucleation Modes Spectrum in Micromagnetics: A Functional Analysis Approach.
Final mark: Summa cum laude (110/110 cum laude).
With Prof. Renato Fiorenza, Prof. Claudio Serpico.


DA 04E22 (green section, 4. floor), Freihaus building.
Office Hours (Sprechstunde): after appointment, e.g., via email.