Giacomo Po

Asst. Professor

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Giacomo Po joined the University of Miami College of Engineering’s Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering as an assistant professor. A leader in computational mechanics of materials, he developed novel tools to predict the microstructural evolution of high-temperature and high-strength materials such as refractory metals and ceramics.

Prior to joining the College, Po was a research scientist at University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), where he has published more than 40 peer-reviewed journal articles in the area of defects mechanics in crystals. Po received his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Bologna, Italy, and his master’s in mechanical engineering and PhD in structural and solid mechanics at the UCLA.



2011Ph.D. Solid and Structural Mechanics, University of California Los Angeles

Professional Experience

2019 - Assistant Professor, University of Miami
2016 - 2018Project Scientist, University of California Los Angeles
2011 - 2016Posdoc, University of California Los Angeles

Research Interests

Computational mechanics of materials. Mechanics and physics of crystalline defects in solids. High-temperature materials.