SIR PolyPDEs

SIR Starting Grant n. RBSI14VT0S

PolyPDEs: Non-conforming polyhedral finite element methods for the approximation of partial differential equations


Starting grant funded by MIUR – Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research.

The project PolyPDEs is among the 144 selected projects out of 5252 grant proposals in all fields of Sciences and Humanities (success rate 2.7%).

Project summary

The project PolyPDEs aims at developing and analysing a new class of high-order non-conforming numerical methods on polytopal grids for the numerical solutions of partial differential equations and applying these innovative methodologies to the simulation of earthquake scenarios in moderate-to-high Italian seismic areas.

Project infos

Duration: 2015 – 2019 

Funding agency: MIUR

Research Team

  • Paola F. Antonietti, Principal Investigator
  • Ilario Mazzieri, Associate Professor at MOX
  • Francesco Bonaldi, Postdoctoral fellow at MOX (now Postdoctoral fellow at University¬†of¬†Montpellier, France)
  • Chiara Facciola, Doctoral student at MOX (now at idems international)
  • Laura Melas, Doctoral student at MOX (now Postdoctoral fellow at TUM)
  • Giorgio Pennesi, Doctoral student at MOX (now software developer at CY4GATE)