Filippo Berto got his degree summa cum laude in \'Management Engineering\' in 2003 at the University of Padua (Italy). After attending the PhD course on \'Design Machine\' at the University of Florence, he worked as researcher in \'Machine Design\' at the University of Padua. From October 2014 to September 2016 he was Associate Professor of Mechanics. Since 1 January 2016 he has been appointed with the most prestigious available position at NTNU as international outstanding renowned Chair of Mechanics of Materials (top research program for international researchers recognized internationally for the quality of their academic achievements and having an impressive track record of publications and research projects, historically regius professorship). He is the co-founder of the new fatigue lab at IPM together with Prof. A. Vinogradov. His area of expertise is oriented to the brittle failure of different materials, notch effect, the application of the finite element method to the structural analysis, the mechanical behaviour of metallic materials, the fatigue performance of notched components as well as the reliability of welded, bolted and bonded joints.