Data inizio – Data fine: 05 Ottobre 2021 - 24 Gennaio 2022
Ente di provenienza: Loughborough University, United Kingdom
Dipartimento di destinazione: DISEG - Dipartimento di Ingegneria Strutturale, Edile e Geotecnica
Coordinatore al Politecnico: GIUSEPPE CARLO MARANO
Dr Alessandro Palmeri is a Reader in Structural Engineering & Dynamics and Leader of the Structures & Materials Group within the School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering at Loughborough University. Ranked in the top ten in each of the most recent British league tables and in the top 400 of the World University Rankings 2021, Loughborough University is one of the funding members of UKCRIC, the UK Collaboratorium for Research on Infrastructure and Cities, by far the largest integrated research initiative funded by the UK government in the sector.
Dr Palmeri’s research is mainly concentrated around: i) Response analysis of engineering structures characterised by complex dynamic behaviour; ii) Quantification and propagation of uncertainty in structural modelling and randomness in applied loads. The scientific command of these lines of enquiry is evidenced by impactful outputs and prestigious partnerships with other academic institutions in the UK (e.g. Bath, Birmingham and Leeds) and overseas (e.g. IIT Delhi, Notre Dame and Southern Methodist University) as well as industrial support from world-leading company such as ECI (European Construction Institute), Ove Arup, E.On, MS Amlin and RWDI.
Since 2004, Dr Palmeri’s scholarship and research activities have been supported by national and international funding bodies with competitive research grants exceeding £750k; since 2006, he has supervised doctoral students, both in Italy and in the UK, on a variety of structural engineering topics (14 have successfully completed their studies and two are currently in progress).
Up to date, the results of Dr Palmeri’s research have been published in over 150 outputs, including 40 journals papers, which have attracted > 900 citations (source: Google Scholar), > 600 in the last 5 years, from > 50 countries/territories (source: Scopus), resulting in h-index= 18 in Google Scholar. Other indicators of excellence and international reputation include: invited lectures (4) and successful organisation of special sessions and mini-symposia (6) in prestigious conferences; organisation of special issues for leading journals (3); journal and conference paper awards (3); editorial board membership for journals (3) and specialist conferences (9); invited speaker in doctoral and professional seminar series (7); regular reviewer for many top journals and grant assessor for many funding bodies, in addition of being associate peer review college member of the EPSRC (the UK Engineering and Physical Science Research Council).
Owing to his strong technical background in Structural Engineering, Dr Palmeri has taught in a variety of modules, at the undergraduate and postgraduate level, demonstrating great versatility and receiving consistently excellent student feedback, including the “2019-20 Teaching Star Award” in his School for “Structural Dynamics & Earthquake