Department Construction and Infrastructure
Paolo Morandi is researcher at the EUCENTRE Foundation in the Department of Structures and Infrastructure.
After completing his BSc (2001) in Civil Engineering, he obtained MSc (2003) and PhD (2006) in Earthquake Engineering.
His main scientific and professional interests regard the seismic design and assessment of masonry and rc buildings.
He has been technical responsible of research projects funded by the European Union, by the industry of brick producers and by the Italian Department of Civil Protection.
He is author of more than 90 scientific publications and serves as reviewer for the major international journals in earthquake engineering.
He has actively contributed to the revision of the Italian structural norms regarding masonry buildings.
He is co-author of the program SAMII, that carries out non-linear analyses and safety checks on masonry and rc buildings subjected to seismic loading.
He is co-inventor of an innovative seismic-resisting masonry infill system with sliding joints, which has been granted by an industrial European patent.
Since 2004, he is co-lecturer at the University of Pavia in the course on structural design of masonry buildings and he was speaker in more than 50 courses for professionals.
He was involved, as team responsible, at the damage surveys after the main seismic events that have struck Italy since 2004, mainly focusing on strategic and relevant buildings.