Barbato, Michele

Professor Michele Barbato, Ph.D., P.E. (LA, Italy), F.ASCE, F.SEI, F.EMI

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

Lab webpage: 
Structural and Infrastructure Hazard Mitigation Under Current and Changing Climate

Co-Director, Climate Adaptation Research Center

Director, CITRIS Climate InitiativeCITRIS and the Banatao Institute

Phone: 530-754-6427


  • 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
Michele Barbato
Michele Barbato, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, F.SEI, F.EMI

Pronouns: He/him/his

Civil and Environmental Engineering
College of Engineering
University of California, Davis
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616-5294