Barbato, Michele

Professor Michele Barbato, Ph.D., P.E.

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
3149 Ghausi Hall
University of California
Davis, CA 95616

Email: mbarbato@ucdavis.edu
Phone: 530-754-6427

Research

  • Modeling and analysis of reinforced concrete, steel, steel-concrete, and wood-concrete composite structures;
  • Modeling and analysis of reinforced concrete structures retrofitted with fiber reinforced polymers;
  • Modeling and analysis of soil-foundation-structure interaction systems;
  • Finite element methods for response and response sensitivity analyses of structural and geotechnical systems;
  • Earthquake engineering and structural dynamics;
  • Random vibration theory and stochastic process modeling;
  • Computational reliability analysis of structural and geotechnical systems;
  • Probabilistic methods and their application to earthquake/wind/hurricane engineering;
  • Performance-Based Earthquake/Wind/Hurricane/Multihazard Engineering;
  • Multihazard assessment and mitigation under current and changing climate conditions;
  • Wildfire risk assessment and mitigation;
  • Innovative use and valorization of waste and by-product materials for construction applications;
  • Numerical optimization methods and their application to structural engineering problems, e.g., structural reliability, structural optimization, structural identification, and finite element model updating

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