Maria Giovanna Mora Curriculum Vitae

Born in Parma on April 1st, 1974


Degree in Mathematics with full marks and honours at the Università di Parma
Thesis: Nonlocal Approximation of Free Discontinuity Problems
Advisors: Emilio Acerbi (Università di Parma) and Massimo Gobbino (Università di Pisa)

Ph.D. in Mathematics at the Functional Analysis and Applications sector of SISSA
Thesis: The calibration method for free-discontinuity problems on small domains (download)
Advisor: Gianni Dal Maso (SISSA)


2001 - 2003
Post-doc at the Max-Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Leipzig (Germany)

2004 - 2011
Assistant Professor (Ricercatore universitario) of Mathematical Analysis at SISSA

Fall Semester 2007
Visiting Professor at the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications, Minneapolis (USA)

2012 - 2019
Associate Professor of Mathematical Analysis at the Università di Pavia

2020 - present
Full Professor of Mathematical Analysis at the Università di Pavia


PI of the Blue Sky Research Project Plasticity at different scales: micro to macro, awarded by the Università di Pavia, 2017-2019 (60,000€)
Local PI of the PRIN 2017 Project Variational methods for stationary and evolution problems with singularities and interfaces, awarded by the Italian Ministry of Education and Research, 2019-2023 (91,000€)
Recipient, together with Cy Maor (Hebrew University), of the Vigevani Research Project Prize 2022, awarded by the Vigevani Foundation (15,000$)


Habilitation as Full Professor of Mathematical Analysis, 2013
Semi-plenary speaker (invited 40min talk) at the XXI Congresso dell'Unione Matematica Italiana, Pavia, 2-7 September 2019
Plenary speaker at the Second Joint SIAM/CAIMS Annual Meeting AN20, virtual conference originally scheduled in Toronto (Canada), 6-17 July 2020
Plenary speaker at the SIAM Conference on Mathematical Aspects of Materials Science MS20, virtual conference originally scheduled in Bilbao (Spain), 17-27 May 2021
Speaker at the One World PDE Seminar, 29 June 2021
Lecturer at the Summerschool on Analysis and Applied Mathematics, Münster, 12-16 September 2022

Ph.D. students

Lucia Scardia, Ph.D. SISSA 2007 (co-supervised with G. Dal Maso), now Associate Professor at Heriot-Watt University (UK)
Elisa Davoli, Ph.D. SISSA 2012, now Full Professor at TU Vienna (Austria)
Giovanni Battista Maggiani, Ph.D. Università di Pavia 2017
Edoardo Giovanni Tolotti, Università di Pavia, since 2022

Postdoctoral fellows mentored

Filippo Riva, Università di Pavia, 2021-2022

Visits for scientific collaboration

Max-Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Leipzig, Germany (2005, 2006, 2007); University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA (2008); Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA (2008, 2010, 2012, 2016, 2017); Université de Paris Nord, France (2009); Courant Institute, New York, USA (2009); Université Paris 6, France (2011, 2018); Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain (2012); SISSA, Trieste, Italy (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016); University of Bath, UK (2016, 2017, 2018); Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain (2018); Université Paris Saclay (2022).


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