Department Risk Scenarios
Dr. Carlo G. Lai is Professor of Geotechnical Engineering at the University of Pavia (Italy), Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering.
He is Advisor of the Department of Risk Scenarios at EUCENTRE and affiliate faculty at the Institute for Advanced Studies of Pavia (ROSE School).
Dr. Lai earned his MSc in Civil Engineering from Politecnico di Torino in 1988 and an MSc in Civil Engineering (1995), an MSc in Engineering Science and Mechanics (1997) and a PhD (1998) from the Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, USA).
His research interests are in theoretical modeling of seismic wave propagation in geomaterials, earthquake geotechnical engineering and engineering seismology.
He has been coordinator of numerous research projects funded by public and private agencies in Italy and abroad. Currently he is the technical lead of the European research project LIQUEFACT.
Dr. Lai is author/co-author of about 200 scientific publications. He was awarded with the Bishop Research Medal for the best research article in Geotechnical Engineering published in 2002.