Claudia Comi is full Professor of Solid and Structural Mechanics at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of Politecnico di Milano, Italy. C. Comi has authored and co-authored more than 170 scientific publications in various fields of solid and structural mechanics and 5 patents on microsystems. Her main research interests concern theoretical and computational mechanics of materials and structures. Her research activities focus on damage and quasi-brittle fracture modelling, on instability and bifurcation phenomena and nonlocal models for elastoplastic and damaging one-phase and multi-phase materials, including functionally graded materials. Her more recent research is devoted to modelling of auxetic and locally resonant metamaterials, and to design and reliability of microsystems.