prof. Leone Corradi Dell’Acqua (retired)


1966- Degree in Architecture (Politecnico di Milano)
1971- Master of Science (Department of Civil Engineering . University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Main steps in academic career and work experiences:

1969. Assistant professor;
1980. Full professor.
Main teaching Committments (at Politecnico di Milano):
1971-1994: Structural Stability;
1994-2003: Structural Mechanics (for civil engineering students);
2003-current: Mechanics of Solids (and of Biological Structures)
1982-2002: Department of Structural Engineering;
2002-2007: Department of Nuclear Engineering;
2008-2010: Department of Energy.

Personal skills and research interests:

  • Structural plasticity;
  • Stability of elastoplastic structures;
  • Nonlinear finite element analysis;
  • Mechanical behavior of nuclear components.


mar. 81- oct. 91. Coordinator of the Doctoral Program In Structural Engineering (jointly offered by Politecnico di Milano and University of Pavia)
gen. 82- oct.84. Head of the Department of Structural Engineering of the Politecnico di Milano.
gen.86-dec.93. Member of the executive council and secretary of the Associazione Italiana di Meccanica Teorica e Applicata (AIMETA).
oct. 86- dic.97. Member of the consulting Commitee 08 of CUN (National University Council).
nov. 96- oct. 98. Member of the integration of the Academic Senate of the Politecnico di Milano.
mar.99- feb. 02. Member of the scientific council of CRI (Center for international relations) of the Politecnico di Milamo.
feb. 01- current. Member of the executive council of the “Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo di Milano” (board caring about Milan cathedral). President of the consulting committee on the statics of Milan cathedral.
ott.03- 2010. Responsible for the academic curriculum in Nuclear Engineering at the Politecnico di Milano.
sept. 06. Corresponding member of the Istituto Lombardo – Accademia di Scienze e Lettere.