Pasquale Giovine worked as a research assistant (Pisa 1984/85); Assistant Professor (Livorno 1985/87 and Reggio Calabria 1989/93), and is currently a supply and Associate Professor of Rational Mechanics (Reggio Calabria 1993/2012). He is a member of five national and international societies of Mechanics and Mathematics; editorial advisor of seven international journals; organizer and member of scientific committees of six international symposia. Dr. Giovine is responsible for fifteen national research projects. He acts as a Scientific Tutor for research contracts and for the laboratory of “Pure and applied mathematics”. His research interests are: mathematical modeling of the mechanical behaviour of continua with microstructure; mixture theories of fluids and/or solids; thermo-mechanics of granular materials; and theories of porous media and wave propagation. Dr. Giovine is author or co-author of more than fifty papers; co-author of two books on Rational Mechanics; and a co-editor of five books.