L. Molari, F. Coppolino J.J. Garcia, ‘Arundo donax: a widespread plant with great potential as sustainable structural material’, Journal of Construction and Building Materials, 268, 121143, 2021 (doi:10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2020.121143)

L. Molari, J.J. Garcia, ‘On the radial variation of the transverse mechanical properties of bamboo’, Journal of Building Engineering, 33, 101557, 2021 (doi: 10.1016/j.jobe.2020.101557)

L. Mentrasti, L. Molari, M. Fabiani, ‘Poisson’s ratio bounds in orthotropic materials. Application to natural composites: wood, bamboo and Arundo donax’, accepted for publication on Composites part B, 2021;

L. Molari, L. Mentrasti, M. Fabiani, ‘Mechanical characterization of five species of Italian bamboo’, Structures, 24, 59-72, 2020 (doi:10.1016/j.istruc.2019.12.022);

L. Molari, ‘Arising Student Consciousness Regarding Structural Properties of Natural Materials with a Structural Challenge Employing Arundo Donax’, Journal on Creative Education, 10(06):1155-1162, 2019 (doi: 10.4236/ce.2019.106087);

M. Maraldi, L. Molari, N. Regazzi, G. Molari, ‘Time-dependent mechanical properties of straw bales for use in construction’, Biosystems Engineering, 172, 75-83, 2018, (ISSN: 1537-5110, doi:10.1016/j.biosystemseng.2018.05.014);

L. Molari, M. Maraldi, G. Molari, ‘Non-linear rheological model of straw bales behavior under compressive loads’, Mechanics Research Communications, 81, 32-37, 2017, (ISSN: 0093-6413, doi: 10.1016/j.mechrescom.2017.02.010);

M. Maraldi, L. Molari, N. Regazzi, G. Molari, ‘Analysis of the Parameters Affecting the Mechanical Behaviour of Straw Bales Under Compression’, Biosystems Engineering, 160, 179-193, 2017, (ISSN: 1537-5110, doi: 10.1016/j.biosystemseng.2017.06.007);

M. Maraldi, L. Molari, N. Regazzi, G. Molari, ‘Method for the characterisation of the mechanical behaviour of straw bales’, Biosystems Engineering, 151, 141-151 (ISSN: 1537-5110, doi: 10.1016/j.biosystemseng.2016.09.003);


R. Moran, S. Greco, C. Konrath, L. Molari, J.J. Garcia, ‘Experiments with parts of rings to detrmine the inner and the outer circunferential strength of bamboo’, International Congress on Non Convenctional Materials, NOCMAT 2019, Nairobi, Kenia, luglio 2019;

S. Greco, L. Molari, M. Marladi, ‘Full Mechanical Characterization of Phyllostachys Viridigalucescens grown in tempearture climate’, International Congress on Non-Conventional Materials NOCMAT 2019, Nairobi, Kenia, luglio 2019;

Silvia Greco, Luisa Molari, ‘New set up for tensile test performed on thin bamboo’, Fifth International Conference on Sustainable Construction Materials and Technologies (SCMT5), 14-19 luglio 2019, Kingston University London;

M. Fabiani, L. Mentrasti, S. Greco, L. Molari, L. Bar, ‘Mechanical characterization of Italian bamboo’, European Congress of Solid Mechanics, Bologna, giugno 2018;

M. Maraldi, G. Molari, L. Molari, N. Regazzi, ‘Assessment and modelisation of the mechanical performance of straw bales for use in construction’, Proc. of NOCMAT 2017, Mérida NOCMAT, Mexico, 27-30/11/2017;

M. Maraldi, G. Molari, L. Molari, N. Regazzi, ‘Straw bales for building: mechanical behavior under compression’, ICBBM EcoGRAFI, Clermont Ferrand, 21-23/06/2017;

M. Maraldi, L. Molari, G. Molari, N. Regazzi, ‘Investigation over the parameters affecting the mechanical behaviour of straw bales for use in construction’, 11th International AIIA Conference, Bari, July 5-8, 2016;

L. Molari, M. Maraldi, N. Regazzi, G. Molari, ‘What is the structural behaviour of a straw bale?’, ESBG 2017, Venezia 16-18 giugno 2017;

M. Manferdini, M. Maraldi, G. Molari, L. Molari, N. Regazzi, ‘Straw bales as a building material: Investigation on the mechanical behavior under compression’, Atti XXI Convegno Italiano di Meccanica Computazionale e VIII Riunione del Gruppo Materiali AIMETA, Lucca, 27-29/06/2016, (ISBN: 979-12-200-1333-8);