Giuseppe Maria Coclite

Mathematics, Polytechnic University of Bari

Giuseppe Maria Coclite holds the chair of Mathematical Analysis with the focus on applied mathematics at the Polytechnic University of Bari. Before, he was Associate Professor  and Researcher at University of Bari (Mathematical Analysis). At the Centre of Mathematics for Applications (CMA) of the University of Oslo he served as postdoc (Partial Differential Equations).

As a scholar of Mathematical Analysis, Giuseppe Maria Coclite‘s research looks at the analisys of nonlinear Partial Differential Equations and material science with an attention to modeling, analysis and computation of fluid and solid dynamics, elasticity, complex materials and environmental phenomena. He is interested in the Partial Differential Equations framework behind the emergence of scale structures driven by nonlinearities constitutes in continuum physics deeply.

During his fellowship year he will work on several projects, one of which concerns
the adhesive interaction of two thin elastic structures, in the hypothesis of discontinuous adhesive interaction. Another project deals with the development and the analysis of  models and algorithms that are able to provide predictive and verifiable results in the context of the security of the coastal regions based in the control of crime and maritime migratory. One more project is related to the modelizzation of how a diffusing morphogen concentration can scale with growing tissue, how a graded (decaying) morphogen concentration profile can lead to uniform proliferation rates in a growing tissue and what deter- mines the finite final size of a tissue.

His collaboration partner is Ingenuin Gasser, professor and vice dean at the Faculty of Mathematics, Computer Science and Natural Sciences at Universität Hamburg.

Giuseppe Maria Coclite’s HIAS fellowship is provided by the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg and the federal and state funds acquired by Universität Hamburg in the framework of its Excellence Strategy.


Giuseppe Maria Coclite


Universität Hamburg 


Ingenuin Gasser, professor at the Faculty of Mathematics, Computer Science and Natural Sciences at Universität Hamburg


Schlieren image of a Mach 1.03 shock wave reflecting in the shallow parabolic cavity

Skews, Beric & Kleine, H. & Barber, Tracie & Iannuccelli, Marco. (2007). New Flow Features in a Cavity During Shock Wave Impact. Proceedings of the 16th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, 16AFMC.