Massimo Fragiacomo is Associate Professor of structural design in the Department of Architecture, Design and Urban Planning, University of Sassari, Italy, since 2007. Past work experiences include almost three years at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, as Senior Lecturer when he taught timber engineering and design studio 1 at the Faculty of Engineering, and six years at the University of Trieste, Italy, as Research Fellow where he taught design of steel construction at the Faculty of Architecture. He also spent six months at the Building Research Establishment, UK, and one month and a half at Colorado State University, USA. He holds a Ph.D. degree in design and preservation of structures and a degree in structural engineering at the University of Trieste, Trieste, Italy. He is author of about 220 papers, 67 published on peer-reviewed international journals. His main areas of expertise include timber engineering, timber-concrete composite structures, steel-concrete composite structures, FE modeling, earthquake engineering, and seismic performance of steel and timber structures. He has been a Principal Investigator in several national and international projects, for an overall amount of several hundreds of thousand euros, and for his research Fragiacomo has received some prestigious awards such as the Frederick Palmer Prize offered by the Institution of Civil Engineers, UK, in 2012. As a reviewer for the most important scientific journals, he has been invited to give seminars on timber engineering by a number of European, American, and Australasia institutions. He is also Member of the Eurocode 5, design of timber structures, Eurocode 8, design for earthquake resistance, technical committees, and the corresponding Italian mirror groups.
Biography Updated on 1 July 2013