Biography

Education

  • Ph.D., Structural Engineering, University of California San Diego, 2007
  • M.S., Structural Engineering, University of California San Diego, 2005
  • “Laurea” Degree, Civil Engineering, Sapienza University of Rome, 2002

Appointments

  • Professor, University of California Davis, July 2018 – present
  • Associate Professor, Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge, August 2013 – August 2018
  • Assistant Professor, Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge, October 2007 – August 2013
  • Research Assistant, University of California at San Diego, April 2002 – September 2007

Awards

  • 2019     Fellow, Engineering Mechanics Institute (EMI)
  • 2019     Fellow, Structural Engineering Institute (SEI)
  • 2018     AISC Advancing Structural Steel Education Award.
  • 2017     LSU Service award
  • 2017     LSU College of Engineering Longwell Award for Instructor Excellence.
  • 2016     Highly Cited Paper recognition, Structural Safety, Elsevier.
  • 2012     Best Paper Award for Young Experts for the 12th International Symposium on Structural Engineering (ISSE-12).
  • 2012     ASCE Outstanding Reviewer Award for the Journal of Structural Engineering.
  • 2012     LSU Tiger Athletic Foundation Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award.
  • 2011     ASCE Outstanding Reviewer Award for the Journal of Structural Engineering.
  • 2011     Junior Research Prize in the area of Development of Methodologies for Structural Dynamics, European Association for Structural Dynamics (EASD).
  • 2009     ASCE Moisseiff Award
  • 2007     Outstanding Alumni 2007, Department of Structural Engineering, UC San Diego.
  • 2007     ICASP10 Overseas Student Scholarship
  • 1995-2000        “Federazione Nazionale dei Cavalieri del Lavoro” Fellowship

Professional Licenses

  • Professional Board of Engineers of Isernia (Italy), License # 371, 2002 – present
  • Professional Engineer in Civil Engineering, Louisiana, License # 38978, 2014 – present

Professional Memberships

  • AEI Member 2008
  • EMI Charter Member 2008 – present
  • SEI Member 2008 – present
  • AISC Educator Member 2008 – present
  • ASCE Member 2014 – present (Student Member, 2007 – 2008; Associate Member: 2008-2014)
  • Engineers Without Borders (EWB-USA), Member 2008 – present
  • IALCCE Member 2009 – present
  • IABMAS Member 2009 – present
  • CERRA Member 2003 – present
  • ACI Member 2011 – 2012

Full CV available on request

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