(Sabbatical Jan-Aug 2015)
BSc, MSc, PhD, Politecnico di Milano
(Technical University of Milan)
Level 4, Civil/Mech Building, room E410
Phone: +64 3 364 2987 (internal: 8867)
Fax: +64 3 364 2758
Please visit my research profile page for more extensive research information and a list of my recent publications.
Structural design, structural mechanics, reinforced and precast/prestressed structures, bridge engineering, seismic engineering
Seismic design of bridges
Seismic design of jointed ductile self-centering systems
Dynamic behaviour of rigid bodies with particular emphasis to historical buildings
Modelling of the seismic behaviour of precast/prestressed and reinforced concrete connections and systems
Long term effects of composite steel-concrete, reinforced and/or prestressed concrete structures
Interaction of creep, shrinkage and temperature in concrete elements (seasonal thermal variations in prestressed bridges and external panels)
Flexural and shear behaviour of fibre reinforced and high performance concrete structures
Timber buildings and bridges
Serviceability, durability and maintenance of concrete bridges
Professional Affiliations, Activities and Achievements (last 5 years):
Member of New Zealand Earthquake Engineering Society (NZEES), achieved 2005
Member of ANIDIS “Italian National Association of Earthquake Engineering”.
ASSOBETON (National Association Concrete Elements) award for the best thesis (1998-2000) on the italian prefabrication in concrete elements, (2nd classified)
ASSIMPREDIL (Association of Building Construction Companies) award for the best master thesis (“F.lli Pesenti School) during the academic year 1999
Best Paper Conference: “Advanced Flag-Shape Systems for High Seismic Performance including Near-fault Effects”, New Zealand Society Earthquake Engineering Conference, Palmerson North (New Zealand), March, 30th-April, 1st, 2007.
Journal of Earthquake Engineering