EDUCATION:
September 2014 – present Visiting Research Scholar
Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, The State University of New York at Buffalo (University of Buffalo)
Advisor: Professor Andre Filiatrault

2010 – Dec 2014 Doctor of Philosophy
Department of Civil Engineering, University of Toronto
Thesis: A Theory for the Shear Behaviour of Cracks Providing a Basis for the Assessment of Cracked Reinforced Concrete Structures
Advisors: Professor Michael P. Collins and Evan C. Bentz

2008 – 2010 Master of Science
Department of Structural Mechanics, University of Pavia, Italy
Graduated with Honors and final grade of 110/110 cum laude
Thesis: Towards Improved Acceleration Floor Spectra for Seismic Design
Advisors: Dr. Timothy J. Sullivan and Dr. Roberto Nascimbene

Feb 2008 – June 2008 Visiting Student
Department of Structural Engineering, University of California, San Diego (UCSD)

2005 – 2008 Bachelor of Engineering
Department of Structural Mechanics, University of Pavia, Italy
Graduated with final grade of 105/110
Thesis: Toward a Novel Approach for Damage Identification and Health
Monitoring of Bridge Structures
Advisor: Professor Paolo Venini

CURRENT POSITION:
Graduate Researcher – EUCENTRE, Pavia, Italy. March 2015 – Present.

Graduate Researcher – University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, Buffalo, NY, USA.
September 2014 – Present.

Graduate Researcher – University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada. September 2010 – Present.

FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS:
2010 – 2014
University of Toronto Graduate Fellowship

2010 – 2014
University of Toronto Research Assistantship

2010 – 2014
University of Toronto Teaching Assistantship

July 2014
University of Toronto SGS (School of Graduate Studies) Conference Grant

November 2014
Nominated as the Italian candidate to the 2015 fib Achievement Award for Young Engineers (AAYE).

February 2015
Nominated for the University of Toronto Engineering Science Teaching Assistant Award.

February 2015
University of Toronto Doctoral Completion Award

PUBLICATIONS:
Refereed Journal Publications:

[J1]. T.J. Sullivan, P.M. Calvi, R. Nascimbene, “Towards Improved Floor Spectra Estimates for Seismic Design”, Earthquakes and Structures, Vol.4, No.1, 2013, 109-132.

[J2]. P.M. Calvi, “Relative Displacement Floor Spectra for Seismic Design of Non-structural Elements”, Journal of Earthquake Engineering, Vol. 18, Issue 7, 2014.

[J3]. P.M. Calvi, T.J. Sullivan, “Estimating Floor Spectra in Multiple Degree of Freedom Systems”, Earthquakes and Structures, Volume 7, Number 1, July 2014, pages 017-38.

[J4]. P.M. Calvi, M. Moratti, G.M. Calvi, “Isolatori sismici a scorrimento con materiali a diverso coefficiente di attrito” (In Italian), Progettazione Sismica, 2015, in Press.

[J5]. P.M. Calvi, D. M. Ruggiero, “Numerical Modeling of Variable Friction Sliding Base Isolators” submitted to Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering.

Refereed Conference Proceedings:

[C1]. P.M. Calvi, P. Venini, “Toward a novel approach for damage identification and health monitoring of bridge structures”, Proceedings of the 19th AIMETA Conference, Ancona, Italy, 2009.

[C2]. P.M. Calvi, M. Pingaro, P. Venini, “Truly-mixed finite-elements for the analysis of viscoelastic devices”, Proceedings of the 20th AIMETA Conference, Bologna, Italy, 2011.

[C3]. T.J. Sullivan, P.M. Calvi, D.P. Welch, “Estimating roof-level acceleration spectra for single storey buildings”, Proceedings of the 4th ECCOMAS thematic Conference on Computational Methods in Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Kos island, Greece, 2013.

[C4]. P.M. Calvi, Sullivan TJ. “Improved Estimation of Floor Spectra in RC Wall Buildings”, Proceedings of the 10th National Conference in Earthquake Engineering, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, Anchorage, AK, 2014.

[C5]. P.M. Calvi, E.C. Bentz, M.P. Collins “Shear Stress Transfer across Major Cracks in Reinforced Concrete”, Proceedings of the 10th fib International PhD Symposium in Civil Engineering July 21 to 23, 2014, Université Laval, Québec, Canada.

[C6]. H. Aghabeigi, G. Proestos, P.M. Calvi “Seismic Assessment of a Full Scale Rocking Shear Wall Structure”, Proceedings of the 5th ECCOMAS thematic Conference on Computational Methods in Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Crete Island, Greece, 25 – 27 May 2015.

Technical Reports and Presentations

[P1]. P.M. Calvi, E.C. Bentz, M.P. Collins, “An Experimental Campaign: Preliminary Results on Aggregate Interlock Behaviour”, Protecting Canada’s Concrete Bridges – First Year Workshop, Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada, October 13, 2011.

[P2]. P.M. Calvi, E.C. Bentz, M.P. Collins, “Response of Heavily Cracked RC Membrane Elements Subjected to Cyclic and Reverse Cyclic Loads”, Protecting Canada’s Concrete Bridges – Second Year Workshop, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, October 5, 2012.

[P3]. P.M. Calvi, “Towards Floor Response Spectra Estimates for Seismic Design”, technical seminar held at the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, Buffalo, USA, February 21, 2013.

[R1]. P.M. Calvi and A. Filiatrault, “Role and Importance of Non-Structural Elements in the Seismic Vulnerability of School Buildings in Past Earthquakes”, technical report submitted to the European Centre for Training and Research in Earthquake Engineering (Eucentre), Pavia, Italy, November 1, 2014.

[R2]. P.M. Calvi and A. Filiatrault, “Vulnerabilità degli Elementi non Strutturali in Edifici Scolastici”, technical report (in Italian) submitted to the European Centre for Training and Research in Earthquake Engineering (Eucentre), Pavia, Italy, December 1, 2014.

[R3]. P.M. Calvi and A. Filiatrault, “Assessment of Cracked Reinforced Concrete Bridge Structures”, technical report submitted to the European Centre for Training and Research in Earthquake Engineering (Eucentre), Pavia, Italy, December 31, 2014.

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