Curriculum

GENERAL INFORMATION

Full Professor in Mathematical Physics at the Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences, Physical Sciences and Earth Sciences (MIFT) of the University of Messina, Italy.

Address: Viale F. Stagno d'Alcontres 31, 98166 Messina, Italy
Phone. +39 090 6765088; E-mail: foliveri @ unime . it

EDUCATION

Graduated cum laude on November 22nd, 1982 in Biological Sciences at the University of Messina.

Graduated cum laude in Mathematics on March 5th, 1985 at the University of Messina.

Ph.D. in Mathematics on December 20th, 1990 defending a doctoral thesis titled "Analysis of invariance groups and similarity solutions of partial differential equations".

POSITIONS

November 1st, 1989 to October 31st, 1990: Research grant of the "Istituto Nazionale di Alta Matematica".

November 1st, 1990 - October 31st, 1999: Assistant Professor in Mathematical Physics at the Faculty of Mathematical Physical and Natural Sciences of the University of Messina.

November 1st, 1999 - October 31st, 2001: Associate Professor in Mathematical Physics at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Basilicata.

November 1st, 2001 - Present: Full Professor in Mathematical Physics at the University of Messina.

OTHER INFORMATION

Since 1986: member of National Group of Mathematical Physics (G.N.F.M.) of the "Istituto Nazionale di Alta Matematica" (I.N.d.A.M.).

2004-2012: Head of Doctoral School in Mathematics at the University of Messina.

2012-2015: Head of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Messina.

Since 2014 member of Doctoral School in Mathematics and Computer Science (Catania, Messina and Palermo Universities).

July 2016--June 2017: Member of the Board of Directors of ERSU - Messina.

Advisor of 8 doctoral theses in Mathematics and 1 doctoral thesis in Statistics.

Member of the Accademia Peloritana dei Pericolanti (Messina, Italy).

Member of many selection boards for Ordinario, Associato and Ricercatore Positions in Italy in the Scientific Group of Mathematical Physics.

MAIN RESEARCH INTERESTS

Author of more than 100 scientific papers in Mathematical Physics and Applied Mathematics published on internations journals and of a book (in Italian) titled "Algoritmi e Programmazione in C", published by Aracne Editrice, Roma, 2009. Also author of the Italian translation of the book "Surreal numbers" by D. E. Knuth, edited by FrancoAngeli Editore, 2016.

Referee for many journals (among the others: Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications, Nonlinear Dynamics, Internationa Journal of Engineering Science, Mathematical Methods in the Applied Sciences, Journal of Mathematical Physics, International Journal of Non-linear Mechanics, Journal of Physics A, Acta Mechanica, Meccanica, Acta Applicandae Mathematicae, Chaos, Journal of Nonlinear Mathematical Physics, International Journal of Theoretical Physics, Symmetry, Mathematics, Ricerche di Matematica).

Advisor of 8 doctoral theses in Mathematics and 1 doctoral thesis in Statistics.

RESEARCH PROJECTS

INVITED TALKS AND LECTURES (recent)

TEACHING

The teaching activity, at the University of Messina and at the University of Basilicata, covers various topics in the fields of Mathematical Physics, Applied Mathematics, Computer Programming, Theory of Algorithms and Computer Algebra.
It also includes many series of lectures devoted to Ph.D. students of the University of Messina, University of Basilicata and University of Salento.
Moreover, an advanced course on "Lie symmetries of differential equations and applications" has been taught at XXXIV Summer School of Mathematical Physics in Ravello (Italia), 14-19 Settembre 2009.