Hi, I'm Rob. I'm a seismic structural engineer and I live in Italy.
During my PhD at the Polytechnic University of Bari (Italy) I started coding and I realised that I love solving engineering problems with it.
Soon enough I wanted to share such algorithms with people, especially with non-coders, and I started writing small desktop apps. Currently I work as a researcher and consultant for structural projects and numerical modelling.
Doctor of Philosophy, seismic engineeringPolytechnic Univeristy of Bari, January 2018, magna cum laude
Extension, refinement and validation of the Simple Lateral Mechanism Analysis (SLaMA) for the seismic assessment of RC structures
prof. Giuseppina Uva, prof. Domenico Raffaele, prof. Stefano Pampanin
Master's degree, building engineeringPolytechnic Univeristy of Bari, October 2014, magna cum laude
Parametric capacity analysis of RC bridge piers with circular section
Tutor prof. Domenico Raffaele
ErasmusPolytechnic Univeristy of Madrid, February-July 2013
Tutor prof. Pilar Izquierdo
Bachelor's degree, building engineeringPolytechnic Univeristy of Bari, November 2012, magna cum laude
Shear behaviour of RC beams with recycled aggregates
Tutor prof. Mariella Diaferio
Single courseROSE School (IUSS), Pavia, Italy.
Seismic design of low damage concrete and timber structures (160 hours)
prof. Stefano Pampanin
Research collaborator and expert of the field (design of bridges)Polytechnic Univeristy of Bari, Bari, Italy. February 2018 - Present
- Research related to seismic assessment of existing RC bulidings and bridges
- Lectures for the "Theory and design of bridges". 50 students, 40 hours
- Tutoring of Master theses. 13 students, to date
Visiting researcher: "SAFER & Sustainable" groupUniversity of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. September 2016 - February 2017
- Participation in the working group for the draft of the 2017 New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering seismic assessment guidelines (RC buildings part)
- Seismic assessment of existing RC buildings: residual capacity and real case studies
- Participation to the reconnaissance in the aftermath of the Mw 7.8 2016 Kaikoura Earthquake
Visiting researcher: "SAFER" groupUniversity of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. November 2015 -- February 2016
- Seismic assessment of existing RC buildings: real case studies subjected to earthquake demand
InternAleandri S.p.A., Bari, Italy. September 2014 - November 2014
- 3D model of a prestressed RC beam for its structural analysis during the construction stages