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Vice Head of Department (Department of Structural, Geotechnical and Building Engineering)
Member of Interdepartmental Center (SISCON - Safety of Infrastructures and Constructions)

+39 0110904847 / 4847 (DISEG)

Graduated cum laude at the Technical University of Bari, serves his national military service as Navy officer in the Italian Navy with the rank of midshipmen. Process technologists at Calcestruzzi SpA (Italian leader in concrete production) developed specific expertise in the design, production and control of concrete mixtures. PhD in structural engineering at the University of Florence in 2000; postdoctoral fellow, research fellow, and finally assistant professor at the II Faculty of Engineering of the Technical University of Bari in Structural Engineering. From May 2012 Associate Professor in the same subject at the Faculty of Engineering. Visting at the Cambridge University (UK), invited lecture at several national and international conferences, member of scientific committees, author of over 150 scientific publications as well on international journals. He taught at undergraduate and postgraduate courses in civil and environmental engineering matters such as structural engineering, earthquake engineering, elements of automatic calculation of structures and advanced structural engineering. Member of his university Administrative Board, Strategic commission, ILO committee and of the committee for drafting spin off new regulation.

(Area 0008 - Ingegneria civile e Architettura)
Curriculum Curriculum file application/pdf (733 KB)
Identifiers ORCID: 0000-0001-8472-2956
Research topics machine learning in structural engineering
Skills and keywords

ERC sectors

PE8_3 - Civil engineering, architecture, maritime/hydraulic engineering, geotechnics, waste treatment PE8_4 - Computational engineering PE8_12 - Lightweight construction, textile technology PE8_9 - Production technology, process engineering


Goal 9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities


Civil and structural engineering
Scientific responsibilities and other assignments

Awards and Honors

  • Certificate of Appreciation for the outstanding lecture at the 2012 New Millennium conferred by International Forum on Advanced Construction Technologies, Changsha, Hunan, China, September 14-17, 2012, Italy (2012)
  • Abilitazione Scientifica Nazionale - I Fascia conferred by MIUR, Italy (2013)


  • Fellow - Provincia di Taranto, Italia (2011-2015)
    Responsabile scientifico dell'ufficio "ingegneria sismica"
  • Fellow - Politecnico di Bari, Italia (2002-2013)
    membro collegio dei docenti del dottorato in "ingegneria per l'ambiente ed il territorio"

Other research or teaching roles outside Politecnico

  • Visiting Researcher at Loughborough University (15/9/2013-15/10/2013)
  • Incarico di insegnamento (art.1 comma 10 L. 230/05) at Politecnico di BARI (1/10/2003-1/6/2013)
  • Ricercatore at University of Cambridge (1/9/2002-1/3/2003)