Stefano Pampanin - People - Civil & Natural Resources Engineering Department - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

Stefano Pampanin

Stefano PampaninPosition



Laurea (cum laude) (Pavia); MS (UC San Diego), Ph.D. (Milan)


Level 4, Civil/Mech Building, room E414

Contact Details

Phone: +64 3 364 2249 ext: 6249
Fax : +64 3 364 2758
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Structural Mechanics: Reinforced and Precast/Prestressed Concrete; Structural and Seismic Design, Vulnerability Assessment and Retrofit Techniques

Research and Publications

Please visit my research profile page for more extensive research information and a list of my recent publications.

Research brief

  • Performance-Based Seismic Design and Assessment Philosophy
  • Displacement-Based Design
  • Role, assessment and mitigation of residual deformations
  • Seismic design of self-centering precast/prestressed buildings and bridges
  • Vulnerability assessment and seismic response of existing reinforced concrete buildings
  • Retrofit/Strengthening strategies
  • Modeling of the seismic behavior of precast/prestressed and connections and systems
  • Use of high performance materials for seismic application

Professional Affiliations, Activities and Achievements (last 5 years):

  • Co-convenor of fib (international federation of concrete) WG 7.5, "Seismic Design of Buildings incorporating High-Performance Materials"
  • Member of fib WG 7.3-7.4 ("State-of-the-art on Seismic Design of Precast/Prestressed Concrete Buildings") and WG 7.6, "Critical Comparison of Major Seismic Codes for Concrete Buildings"
  • Council Member, NZCS, Concrete Society
  • Member of the ACI 440-F Sub-committee on Seismic Strengthening of Concrete Buildings using FRP Systems
  • Management Committee Member, NZ Society of Earthquake Engineering (NZSEE)
  • NZS3101: 2005 Concrete Code, Standards NZ. Member of Task Group on Precast Concrete
  • Ivan Skinner Award 2005 (EQC/NZSEE) given 'for the advancement of earthquake engineering in New Zealand."
  • Otto Glogau Award 2005 (NZSEE)
  • NZSEE 2005 Award for Best Research Conference Paper
  • Best Research Paper : 2008 NZSEE Conference, April 2008, New Zealand
  • NZCS Sandy Cormack Award 2004 for the most original and innovative conference paper contribution
  • fib Award 2003 for Young Engineers (under 40 years old) - Category Research - for outstanding contribution in the research on reinforced concrete.
  • Member of the International Faculty of the ROSE School (European School for Advanced Studies on Reduction on the Seismic Risk), Pavia, Italy.