Gustavo Gioia

  Professor 

  • PhD, Solid Mechanics, Brown University, USA, 1996
  • MSc, Theoretical & Applied Mechanics, Northwestern University, USA, 1994
  • Diploma, Structural Engineering, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1986

Nationality

Argentina, Italy

Awards

  • The 2017 Enrico Marchi Lecturer, Gruppo Italiano di Idraulica Società Scientifica
  • Invited Professor Ad-Honorem, Faculty of Engineering, Universidad de Buenos Aires, 2008-2015
  • Xerox Award for Faculty Research, College of Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2006 
  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 2001
  • Rutgers University Merit Award, 1998

Research Career

  • Professor, Continuum Physics Unit, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, 2012 - Present
  • Associate Professor with tenure, Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2007 - 2011
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2006 - 2007
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2000 - 2006
  • Research Associate, Rutgers University, 1997 - 1999
  • Research Associate, University of Minnesota, 1995 - 1997
  • Research Assistant, Brown University, 1992 - 1995
  • Research Assistant, Northwestern University, 1989 - 1991
  • Research Fellow, National Council for Scientific and Technological Research, Argentina, 1987 - 1989

Selected Publications

  1. Sabuwala, T., C. Butcher, G. Gioia, and P. Chakraborty
    Ray Systems in Granular Cratering
    Physical Review Letters 120, 264501, 2018.
    (This paper was featured here and here)
  2. Sabuwala, T., G. Gioia, and P. Chakraborty
    Effect of Rainpower on Hurricane Intensity
    Geophysical Research Letters 42, 3024-3029, 2015.
    (This paper was featured here and here)
  3. Zuniga Zamalloa, C., H.C-H Ng, P. Chakraborty, and G. Gioia
    Spectral Analogues of the Law of the Wall, the Defect Law and the Log Law
    Journal of Fluid Mechanics 757, 498-513, 2014.
  4. Gioia, G., P. Chakraborty, S.F. Gary, C. Zuniga Zamalloa, and R. Keane
    Residence Time of Buoyant Objects in Drowning Machines
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA (PNAS) 108, 6361-6363, 2011.  
    (This paper was featured in Research Highlight: Getting Through a Drowning Machine, Nature 472, 9, 2011)
  5. Dai, X., T. Sabuwala, and G. Gioia
    Lonsdaleite Model of Open-Cell Elastic Foams: Theory and Calibration
    Journal of Elasticity 104, 143-161, 2011.
  6. Park, J.-B., T. Sabuwala, and G. Gioia
    The Origin of Similarity Fields in Steady Elastoplastic Crack Propagation Under K-T Loading 
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of London A 467, 1739-1748, 2010.
  7. Gioia, G., N. Guttenberg, N. Goldenfeld, and P. Chakraborty 
    Spectral Theory of the Turbulent Mean-Velocity Profile 
    Physical Review Letters 105, 184501, 2010.
  8. Tuan, T., P. Chakraborty, N. Guttenberg, A. Prescott, H. Kellay, W. Goldburg, N. Goldenfeld, and G. Gioia
    Macroscopic Effects of the Spectral Structure in Turbulent Flows 
    Nature Physics 6, 438-441, 2010.
  9. Tuan, T., P. Chakraborty, G. Gioia, S. Steers, and W. Goldburg
    Marangoni Shocks in Unobstructed Soap-Film Flows
    Physical Review Letters 103, 104501, 2009.
  10. Chakraborty, P., G. Gioia, and S.W. Kieffer
    Volcanic Mesocyclones
    Nature 458, 497-500, 2009.
    (This paper was featured here)
  11. Gioia, G., P. Chakraborty, S. Marshak, and S.W. Kieffer
    Unified Model of Tectonics and Heat Transport in a Frigid Enceladus
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA (PNAS) 104, 13578-13581, 2007.
    (This paper was featured in The Dynamics of Clathrates on Enceladus, Physics Today 44, October 2007 and in 
    This Week in PNAS: Tectonics From a Frigid Enceladus, PNAS 104, 13533, 2007)
  12. Pauli, N.S., and G. Gioia
    The Topography of Steady Sandpiles on Arbitrary Domains
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of London A 463, 1247-1258, 2007.
  13. Gioia, G., and P. Chakraborty
    Turbulent Friction in Rough Pipes and the Energy Spectrum of the Phenomenological Theory
    Physical Review Letters 96, 044502, 2006.
  14. Gioia, G., S. Ott-Monsivais, and K.M. Hill
    Fluctuating Velocity and Momentum Transfer in Dense Granular Flow
    Physical Review Letters 96, 138001, 2006.
  15. Chakraborty, P., G. Gioia, and S.W. Kieffer
    Volcán Reventador's Unusual Umbrella
    Geophysical Research Letters 33, L05313, 2006.
    (This paper was featured in Research Highlight: Blowing Its Top, Nature 440, 386, 2006 and 
    in Editor's Choice: Collapsing Umbrella, Science 311, 1675, 2006)
  16. Gioia, G., and F.A. Bombardelli
    Localized Turbulent Flows on Scouring Granular Beds
    Physical Review Letters 95, 014501, 2005.
  17. Hill, K.M., G. Gioia, and D. Amaravadi
    Radial Segregation Patterns in Rotating Granular Mixtures: Waviness Selection
    Physical Review Letters 93, 224301, 2004.
  18. Hill, K.M., G. Gioia, and V.V. Tota
    Structure and Kinematics in Dense Free-Surface Granular Flow
    Physical Review Letters 91, 064302, 2003.
  19. Gioia, G., A. DeSimone, M. Ortiz, and A.M. Cuitiño
    Folding Energetics in Thin-Film Diaphragms
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of London A 458, 1223-1229, 2002.
  20. Gioia, G., A.M. Cuitiño, S. Zheng, and T. Uribe
    Two-Phase Densification of Cohesive Granular Aggregates
    Physical Review Letters 88,  204302, 2002.
  21. Gioia, G., and F.A. Bombardelli
    Scaling and Similarity in Rough Channel Flows
    Physical Review Letters 88, 014501, 2002.
  22. Gioia, G., Y. Wang, and A.M. Cuitiño
    The Energetics of Heterogeneous Deformation in Open-Cell Solid Foams
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of London A 457, 1079-1096, 2001.
  23. Gioia, G., and R.D. James
    Micromagnetics of Very Thin Films
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of London A 453, 213-223, 1997.
  24. Gioia, G., and M. Ortiz
    Delamination of Compressed Thin Films
    Advances in Applied Mechanics 33, 119-192, 1997.
  25. Gioia, G., and M. Ortiz
    The Two-Dimensional Structure of Dynamic Boundary Layers and Shear Bands in Thermoviscoplastic Solids
    Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids 44, 251-292, 1996.
  26. Ortiz, M., and G. Gioia
    The Morphology and Folding Patterns of Buckling-Driven Thin-Film Blisters
    Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids 42, 531-559, 1994.
  27. Dvorkin, E.N., A.M. Cuitiño, and G. Gioia
    Finite Elements With Displacement-Interpolated Embedded Localization Lines Insensitive to Mesh Size and Distortion
    International Journal of Numerical Methods in Engineering 30, 541-564, 1990.