Giordano Pier Francesco

I started my engineering studies at University of Bologna, with a bachelor’s in Civil Engineering. Since that time, I have been shaping my engineering knowledge particularly to include existing structures. In fact, my final thesis was about the reactivation works of the Roman aqueduct of Bologna. After that, I enrolled at the International Master’s Course in Civil Engineering at University of Bologna, which had projected me in an international environment. I spent the second year in Lisbon at Instituto Superior Técnico under the Erasmus plus program. In Lisbon, I also carried out the research for my master’s thesis. The topic was the seismic assessment of a Pombalino building, i.e. one of those buildings erected in Lisbon after the great earthquake of 1755. Then I received the communication that my application to the Erasmus mundus master in “Structural analysis of monuments and historical buildings” had been considered eligible. I attended the coursework at Technical University of Catalonia, Barcelona (Spain) and I carried out the dissertation at University of Minho, in Guimarães (Portugal) in collaboration with University of Perugia. The SAHC thesis concerns the long-term Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) of an historical tower in Perugia. In this way, I had the opportunity to study a vibration-based SHM system applied on a real structure. In November 2017, I started the PhD at Politecnico di Milano on the analysis of the value of SHM based on Bayesian methods.

Research fields and Academic Disciplines

ICAR/09 - Structural engineering

Stages and foreign stays

Erasmus plus at Istituto Superior Técnico (IST), Lisbon, Portugal
Master’s thesis at Istituto Superior Técnico (IST), Lisbon, Portugal
Erasmus mundus master “Structural analysis of monuments and historical buildings” (SAHC): coursework at Technical University of Catalonia (UPC), Barcelona, Spain; master’s thesis at University of Minho (UMINHO), Guimarães, Portugal
Stage at “EN7 srl Ingegneria e Architettura”, Bologna, Italy
COST Action TU1402 “Quantifying the Value of Structural Health Monitoring”: Short Term Scientific Mission (STSM) at Aalborg University (AAU), Aalborg, Denmark