CV

Positions

University College London, UK

2018 - present Research Fellow in Earthquake and Tsunami Engineering

Resilience of Schools to Extreme Coastal Flooding Loads

Funder: UCL GCRF Small Grants (£100k), Research England

PI: Prof. Tiziana Rossetto; Co-I: Prof. Ian Eames and Dr Marco Baiguera

From January to July 2020

Increasing Resilience of Schools in Indonesia to earthquake Shaking and Tsunami (i-Resist)

Funder: UCL GCRF Small Grants (£100k), Research England

PI: Dr Carmine Galasso ; Co-I: Prof. Tiziana Rossetto

From May to June 2019

Hospital Engineering Assessment for Resilience to Tsunami & Storm Surge in Sri Lanka

(HEARTS-SL)

Funder: UCL GCRF Small Grants (£100k), Research England

PI: Prof. Tiziana Rossetto; Co-I: Prof Ian Eames, Dr Carmine Galasso

From January to April 2019

Sequential Earthquake and Tsunami Fragility of Buildings

Funder: Willis Research Network (WRN)

Supervisors: Dr Crescenzo Petrone (Willis Towers Watson) and Prof. Tiziana Rossetto

WRN funded my work from August to October 2019

Funder: ERC Starting Grant (awarded to Prof. Tiziana Rossetto)

From January to December 2018

International Partners: Prof. Ian Roberston (University of Hawaii at Manoa); Prof. Juan Carlos de La Llera (Pontifical Catholic University of Chile)

Teaching Experience

University College London, UK

2018 - present Teaching Assistant

Seismic Risk Assessment (CEGE0033), MSc in Earthquake Engineering with Disaster Management

  • I designed and delivered tutorials in structural vulnerability assessment using the commercial FEM software SeismoStruct.

  • I helped organising and delivering a week-long field trip to Central Italy, struck by major earthquakes in 2016. The fieldwork showed students the extent of earthquake destruction and the latest structural restoration and strengthening techniques.

Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK

2014 - 2017 Teaching Assistant

Mechanics B (D27MB) and Introduction to Materials (D27IM), MEng in Civil Engineering

Awards

  • 04/2020: Co-authored article titled "Comparative assessment of nonlinear static and dynamic methods for analysing building response under sequential earthquake and tsunami" among 10% most downloaded papers on Earthquake Engineering & Structural Dynamics (EESD)

  • 09/2019: Member (co-opted) of Young Member’s Subcommittee of UK Society for Earthquake and Civil Engineering Dynamics (SECED)

  • 03/2017: Associate Member of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), USA

  • 12/2016: Best Steel Structures Paper Award at 8th International Conference on Steel and Aluminium Structures (ICSAS 2016), University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

  • 10/2016: Queen's Jubilee Scholarship Trust Travel Award (Institution of Civil Engineers, UK) for participating at ICSAS 2016, Hong Kong

  • 04/2016: Best Poster Award at 18th Young Researchers’ Conference, UK Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), London. Top 20 posters presenting to two special panels of reviewers, first ranked

  • 12/2015: Best Paper Award at 3rd Infrastructure and Environment Scotland Conference (IES), Edinburgh. Among top 3 papers out of 24 presented.

  • 06/2015: Associate Fellow of UK Higher Education Academy (HEA)

Invited Talks

  • 09/2020: Invited talk titled “Advances in the Tsunami Design and Assessment of Buildings” to UK Society for Earthquake and Civil Engineering Dynamics (SECED). Recording available here.

  • 03/2019: Invited presentation to ASCE 7-22 Tsunami Loads and Effects Subcommittee, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), USA (online)

  • 07/2018: Invited talk to Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, Department of Civil and Geotechnical Engineering, Santiago, Chile

  • 07/2017: Invited talk titled “Seismic resilience: how to minimise damage in steel structures” to 1st Young Engineers’ Conference, UK Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), London

Education

Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK

  • 2014 - 2017 Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (conferred January 2018)

Thesis: "An Innovative Dual Concentrically-Braced Moment-Resisting Steel Frame for Increased Seismic Resilience"

Primary supervisor: Dr George Vasdravellis. Secondary supervisor: Prof. Omar Laghrouche. External supervisor: Prof. Theodore L. Karavasilis

University of Brescia, Italy

  • 2010 - 2013 MSc in Civil Engineering, 110/110 cum laude

  • 2010 - 2011 Erasmus exchange year at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK

Thesis: "Numerical and Experimental Study on All-steel Buckling-Restrained Braces" (in Italian)

EUROSTEEL Conference Paper: "Experimental and Numerical Analysis on The Core Lateral Thrust in Bolted BRBs" (in English) - RG link

Supervisors: Prof. Giovanni Metelli, Prof. Francesco Genna, Dr. Guido Bregoli

University of Brescia, Italy

  • 2007 - 2010 BSc in Civil Engineering, 100/110

Liceo Scientifico Statale "Annibale Calini", Brescia, Italy

  • 2002 - 2007 Secondary School Diploma in Scientific Studies

Service/Professional Memberships

  • Referee – Journals: Engineering Structures, Engineering Fracture Mechanics, Thin-Walled Structures, Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, Disasters ODI

  • Professional Memberships: Graduate Member of Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE, UK) and Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE, UK); Associate Member of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE); Member of Earthquake Engineering Field Investigation Team (EEFIT, UK) and UK Society for Earthquake and Civil Engineering Dynamics (SECED)