CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
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RESEARCH AND INTERESTS
My research interests are in geotechnical earthquake engineering and engineering seismology, with emphases on site-specific probabilistic seismic hazard and risk analysis, system reliability analysis of distributed infrastructure and lifelines, soil liquefaction and its effects on civil infrastructure, soil-structure interaction, post-disaster reconnaissance and geotechnical system monitoring and characterization with multidisciplinary approaches and innovative field testing.
I obtained my Bachelor's and Master's degrees in civil engineering from the University of Calabria (Italy), and my Ph.D. in Geotechnical Engineering from the University Mediterranea of Reggio Calabria (Italy).
I teach CEE225: Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering, CEE220: Advanced Soil Mechanics, and CEE125: Fundamentals of Earthquake Engineering.