Early Stage Researcher at Luleå University of Technology (Luleå, Sweden) and Professional Engineer (Italian License, 2013), I love to read, write, code and solve problems. I also love to teach and help others learn and succeed.
I hold a M.Sc. in Space Engineering from Politecnico di Milano (110/110, 2013); a M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from Drexel University (4/4, 2012); a B.Sc. in Aerospace Engineering (110/110, 2010). I gained experience in Research and Development working at Drexel University, IMDEA Materials Institute and ETH Zürich.
I am currently pursuing a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering in co-mentorship between Université de Lorraine (France) and Luleå tekniska universitet (Sweden).

Peer-reviewed journal publications

L. Di Stasio, J. Varna, Z. Ayadi, Energy release rate of fiber/matrix interface crack growth in cross-ply laminates under transverse loading: effect of the 0°/90° interface and of 0° layer thickness
Submitted to Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 2019
Preprint DOI: 10.31224/osf.io/7zxhy
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L. Di Stasio, Z. Ayadi, Finite Element solution of the fiber/matrix interface crack problem: convergence properties and mode mixity of the Virtual Crack Closure Technique
Submitted to Finite Elements in Analysis and Design, 2019
Preprint DOI: 10.31224/osf.io/4m6nj
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L. Di Stasio, J. Varna, Z. Ayadi, Energy release rate of the fiber/matrix interface crack in UD composites under transverse loading: Effect of the fiber volume fraction and of the distance to the free surface and to non-adjacent debonds
Theoretical and Applied Fracture Mechanics, 103, 2019
Peer-reviewed Publication DOI: 10.1016/j.tafmec.2019.102251
Preprint DOI: 10.31224/osf.io/z76j8
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Conference proceedings

L. Di Stasio, J. Varna, Z. Ayadi, Growth of interface cracks on consecutive fibers: on the same or on the opposite sides?
12th International Conference on Composite Science and Technology - May 8-10, 2019 - Sorrento, Italy
To appear in Materials Today: Proceedings
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L. Di Stasio, J. Varna, Z. Ayadi, Effect of boundary conditions on microdamage initiation in thin ply composite laminates
18th European Conference on Composite Materials (ECCM18) - June 24-28, 2018 - Athens, Greece
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Conference contributions & Seminars

L. Di Stasio, J. Varna, Z. Ayadi, Ply-thickness effect on fiber-matrix interface crack growth
9th International Conference on Composite Testing and Model Identification (COMPTEST2019) - May 27-29, 2019 - Luleå, Sweden
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L. Di Stasio, J. Varna, Z. Ayadi, Growth of interface cracks on consecutive fibers: on the same or on the opposite sides?
12th International Conference on Composite Science and Technology (ICCST12) - May 8-10, 2019 - Sorrento, Italy
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L. Di Stasio, J. Varna, Z. Ayadi, Investigation of scaling laws of the fiber/matrix interface crack in polymer composites through finite element-based micromechanical modeling
10th EEIGM International Conference on Advanced Materials Research - April 25-26, 2019 - Moscow, Russia
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L. Di Stasio, J. Varna, Z. Ayadi, Effect of boundary conditions on microdamage initiation in thin ply composite laminates
18th European Conference on Composite Materials (ECCM18) - June 24-28, 2018 - Athens, Greece
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L. Di Stasio, J. Varna, Z. Ayadi, Micromechanical models of transverse cracking in ultra-thin Fiber-Reinforced composite laminates
Journée de l'équipe 304 de l'IJL - July 5, 2017 - Nancy, France
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L. Di Stasio, J. Varna, Z. Ayadi, Micromechanical modeling of thin ply effects on microdamage in Fiber Reinforced Composite laminates
International Materials Research Meeting of the Greater Region (IMRM) - April 6-7, 2017 - Saarbrücken, Germany
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Poster contributions

L. Di Stasio, J. Varna, Z. Ayadi, Micromechanical Models of Transverse Cracking in Ultra-thin Fiber-Reinforced Composite Laminates
Seminar of the Doctoral School EMMA (now C2MP) - May 4, 2017 - Nancy, France
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Theses

L. Di Stasio, Experimental, analytical and numerical investigation of loading-rate effects on mode I, mode II and mixed mode I-II delamination in advanced CFRP
Master thesis for Master of Science in Space Engineering, 2013
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