Giuseppe Piccardo

University of Genoa, Italy


Giuseppe Piccardo was born in Genoa, Italy, in 1964. He received his B.E. degree in civil engineering from the University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy, in 1989. In 1993, he obtained his Ph.D. degree with the thesis title “Analysis of coupled aeroelastic phenomena.” Piccardo is an Associate Professor of structural mechanics since 2000. He is a Member of the Ph.D. degree board in structural and geotechnical engineering at the University of Genoa. From 1995 to 2001, Piccardo was the Secretary for the European and African Section of the International Association for Wind Engineering (IAWE), and he was the Secretary/Treasurer of the Italian Association for Wind Engineering (ANIV) from 1999 to 2003. In 1999, Piccardo won the EASD-ANIV Prize for the Young European Researcher, being the author of a research paper discussing structural dynamics and wind engineering. Piccardo's current research interests focus on dynamic stability analyses and load-structure interaction problems. He is the author and coauthor of about 110 papers concerning the topics of deterministic and random structural dynamics, wind engineering, probability theory, and statistics oriented to structural safety; among these papers, 34 are published in peer-refereed international journals. His scientific publications have been cited more than 550 times, and his h-index is 14 (based on Scopus, December 2014). From 2005 to 2009, Piccardo was a Member of the study group of the Italian National Research Council (CNR), having the task of arranging the new technical document of instructions concerning the wind actions on structures. He has been the scientist responsible for research contracts concerning the study of wind actions and the evaluation of vibrations on pedestrian bridges.

Biography Updated on 15 January 2015

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