The Promising Young Investigator Contest (ePIC) of the International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics (IACMAG) is a synergy event with the main goal of supporting promising young geotechnical engineers/academics to deliver keynote lectures at international conferences.
The selected participants (age 35 or under with a single authored paper) will have the opportunity to present their work as the recipient of the Promising Investigator Award of IACMAG which will be the equivalent of Bright Spark Lecture award of ISSMGE. The ePIC award will go to the young geotechnical engineer that exemplifies mature research or practice in any topic of the conference.
Matteo was one of the 3 ePIC Nominees of the 16th IACMAG International Conference in Torino.
His award winning paper "Micromechanics of Pile Cyclic Response in Sand" can be found at https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-3-030-64518-2_62