1992, PhD (Dottorato di Ricerca) in Structural Engineering, Milan Polytechnic/ University of Pavia
1989, MSc in Engineering Sciences, Department of Applied Mechanics and Engineering Sciences, University of California San Diego;
1986, Laurea in Civil Engineering (5yrs degree), University of Pavia, Italy
2000-present Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture (until 2012 Dept. of Structural Mechanics), University of Pavia, Italy
2005-present Head, Masonry Structures division, Eucentre Pavia
He has over 25 years research experience in the area of seismic analysis, design and assessment of structures, including extensive experimental activity. He has authored or co-authored over 180 scientific papers in the field of structural engineering, with emphasis on masonry and reinforced concrete structures subjected to seismic and nonseismic loading. His main research interests is the structural behaviour of masonry and of reinforced concrete construtuions and the relevant strengthening/rehabilitation tecniquesa and strategies, with particular reference to stuctures subjected to seismic actions. He has been responsible of numerous research projects funded by MIUR (Ministry of University and Research), MAE (Ministry of Foreign Affairs), CNR-GNDT, Eurpean Community, DPC (Department of Civil Protection), regional bodies and industrial partners. For his contributions in the filed of masonry structures he has been invited to present keynote lectures at several international conferences.
Previous positions held:
1995 – 2000, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Structural Mechanics, University of Pavia
1993 – 1995, Research Associate, National Group for Protection from Earthquakes, CNR (Italian National Research Council)
2001-present, member of the teaching body of the international graduate school in Earthquake Engineering “UME School – ROSE School”, and member of the scientific committee of the Doctoral School on Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Seismology of the IUSS (Istituto Universitario di Studi Superiori – Insitute for Advanced Study).
2013-present, member of the European subcommission CEN/TC250/SC8 “Seismic design” for Eurocode 8 (as liaison member of CEN/TC250/SC8 “Masonry”).
2011-present, member of the subcommission for the revision on the Italian Structural Code (Norme Tecniche per le Costruzioni).
2010-present, Convenor of the Italian mirror committee UNI-CEN SC6 Masonry structures and member of the Structural Commission of UNI – Ente Nazionale Italiano di Unificazione (UNI is the technical body representing Italy within the standardization authorities/institutions such as CEN and ISO) and member of the European subcommission CEN/TC250/SC6 “Masonry” for Eurocodes.
2013-present liaison member within CEN TC250/SC8 “Eurocode 8: Earthquake resistance design of structures”
2004-2005 member of the drafting panel of the Italian seismic design code (OPCM 3431, issued in 2005) for the chapters “Design of masonry buildings” and “Assessment and retrofit of existing masonry buildings”,
2009-2010, member of the Working Group for the drafting of the Italian National Annexes to Eurocodes.
Selected recent publications:
/1/ Rota M., Penna A., Magenes G, (2014). A framework for the seismic assessment of existing masonry buildings accounting for different sources of uncertainty. Earthquake Engng Struct. Dyn. 2014; 43:1045–1066, DOI: 10.1002/eqe.2386
/2/ Mouyannou A., Rota M., Penna A., Magenes G, (2014) Identification of Suitable Limit States from Nonlinear Dynamic Analyses of Masonry Structures, Journal of Earthquake Engineering, Taylor and Francis, Volume 18, Issue 2, 2014, DOI: 10.1080/13632469.2013.842190.
/3/ Magenes G., Penna A., Senaldi I., Rota M. , Galasco A. (2014). Shaking Table Test of a Strengthened Full-Scale Stone Masonry Building with Flexible Diaphragms, International Journal of Architectural Heritage, Taylor and Francis, Vol. 8, Issue 3, 2014 DOI: 10.1080/15583058.2013.826299
/4/ Senaldi I., Magenes G., Penna A., Galasco A., Rota M. (2014). The Effect of Stiffened Floor and Roof Diaphragms on the Experimental Seismic Response of a Full-Scale Unreinforced Stone Masonry Building, Journal of Earthquake Engineering, Taylor and Francis, Volume 18, Issue 3, 2014, DOI: 10.1080/13632469.2013.876946,
/5/ Restrepo-Vélez, L. F., Magenes, G., and Griffith, M.C. (2014). Dry Stone Masonry Walls in Bending – Part I: Static Tests. International Journal of Architectural Heritage, Taylor and Francis, Volume 8, Issue 1, January 2014, pages 1-28, DOI: 10.1080/15583058.2012.663059, 2013
/6/ Vaculik, J., Griffith, M.C. and Magenes, G., (2014). Dry stone masonry walls in bending – Part II: Analysis, International Journal of Architectural Heritage, Taylor and Francis. Volume 8, Issue 1, January 2014, pages 29-48 DOI: 10.1080/15583058.2012.663060
/7/ Javed M., Magenes G., Alam B., Naeem Khan A, Ali Q., and Syed A. M. (2013). Experimental Seismic Performance Evaluation of Unreinforced Brick Masonry Shear Walls. Earthquake Spectra DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1193/111512EQS329M in press.
/8/ Penna A., Morandi P., Rota, M., Manzini, C.F., da Porto, F., Magenes, G., (2013) Performance of masonry buildings during the Emilia 2012 earthquake, Bull. of Earthquake Engineering, DOI: 10.1007/s10518-013-9496-6, in press
/9/ Hak, S., Morandi, P., Magenes, G. (2013): Evaluation of infill strut properties based on in-plane cyclic tests, Građevinar, Vol. 65, No. 6, pp. 509-521.
/10/ Tondelli M., Rota M., Penna A., Magenes G., (2012). Evaluation of Uncertainties in the Seismic Assesment of Masonry Buildings, Journal of Earthquake Engineering, Taylor and Francis, 16 (Suppl. 1), pp. 36-64.
/11/ Hak S., Morandi P., Magenes G., Sullivan T., (2012), Damage Control for Clay Masonry Infills in the Design of RC Frame Structures, Journal of Earthquake Engineering, Taylor and Francis, 16 (Suppl. 1), pp. 1-35.
/12/ Costa A.A., Penna A., Magenes G.,(2011) “Seismic performance of Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (AAC) masonry: from experimental testing of the in-plane capacity of walls to building response simulation” Journal of Earthquake Engineering, 15, 1, 1-31, 2011, http://dx.doi.org /10.1080/13632461003642413
/13/ Dizhur, D., Ingham, J., Moon, L., Griffith, M., Schultz, A., Senaldi, I., Magenes, G., Dickie, J., Lissel, S., Centeno, J., Ventura, C., Leite, J., Lourenco, P., (2011) Performance of masonry buildings and churches in the 22 February 2011 Christchurch earthquake, Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, 44 (4), pp. 279-296.
/14/ Rota M., Penna A., Strobbia C., Magenes G. (2011) “Typological seismic risk maps for Italy,“ Earthquake Spectra, Vol. 27, pp. 907-926; doi:10.1193/1.3609850.
/15/ Menon A:, Magenes G., (2011) “Definition of Seismic Input for Out-of-plane Response of Masonry Walls: I Parametric Study”, Journal of Earthquake Engineering, 15: 2, 165-194, 2011
/16/ Menon A:, Magenes G., (2011) “Definition of Seismic Input for Out-of-plane Response of Masonry Walls: II Formulation” Journal of Earthquake Engineering, 15: 2, 195-213, 2011
/17/ Rota M., Penna A., Magenes G., (2010). A methodology for deriving analytical fragility curves for masonry buildings based on stochastic nonlinear analyses. Engineering Structures, vol. 32, pp. 1312-1323 doi: 10.1016/j.engstruct.2010.01.009.