HISTORIC MASONRY STRUCTURES
Postdoctoral Researcher at Luigi Vanvitelli University
Concetta Cusano is an architect. After receiving her master degree at the University of Naples Federico II, she completed her Ph.D. in Architecture, Industrial Design and Cultural Heritage in 2019 at University of Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli". Her doctoral dissertation focused on “The dome of San Francesco di Paola. Geometry, construction and stability in the design of domes in the first half of the 19th century”, written under the supervision of Professors Claudia Cennamo and Santiago Huerta Fernández.
During the second year of her Doctorate, she completed a three-month research period in foreign countries at ETSAM University in Madrid.
She currently works as a post-doctoral researcher on "Static and kinematics of rigid blocks. Challenges and opportunities in the preservation of masonry structures" at the Department of Architecture and Industrial Design, University of Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli".
Her research interests are mainly focused on statics and kinematics of masonry structures.
Postdoctoral Researcher at Università degli Studi Roma Tre
Pietro Meriggi is a Postdoctoral fellow and member of the Structures Research Group at the Department of Engineering of Roma Tre University.
Born in 1992, he got his BSc in 2014, his MSc in 2017, and his PhD in Civil Engineering in 2021 at Roma Tre University. His scientific interests and expertise include laboratory and field testing of both traditional and innovative materials and of full-scale masonry structural members (subject to static and dynamic loads), analytical modelling of masonry structures and development of rules for the design of masonry constructions. From January to March 2020 he was visiting PhD Student at Navier Laboratory – IFSTTAR in Paris, where he started studying possible strengthening solutions for 3D printed digital concrete structures. Pietro has recently been involved in International Technical Committees, including the RILEM TC 250-CSM “Composites for sustainable strengthening of masonry” and the ACI 549 0L – RILEM TC 250 CSM Liaison Subcommittee “Design and Construction of Externally Bonded Fabric Reinforced Cementitious Matrix (FRCM) Systems for Repair and Strengthening Masonry Structures”. Since 2017 he is teaching assistant for the course of Earthquake Engineering at Roma Tre University.
PhD Student at UNISA
Carlo Olivieri is a structural engineer. After receiving his master’s degree at the University of Salerno with a thesis on masonry structures under the supervision of Prof. Maurizio Angelillo, he worked as Structural Designer in an engineering lab and as Assistant Project Manager for Cimolai s.p.a. where he was involved in some big projects in NYC and in Italy. In November 2018, he started his Ph.D. at the University of Salerno under the supervision of Prof. Maurizio Angelillo, working on Mechanics of Masonry Structures. He combines his research with work as a Structural Designer and a Works Project Director on projects like the Solofra Stadium
Postdoctoral Researcher at Università degli Studi di Bergamo
Vittorio Paris is a Postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Bergamo. He received his PhD in 2020 under the supervision of Professor Attilio Pizzigoni. Vittorio’s research focuses on masonry self-balanced shells and their equilibrium during the construction, through which he aims to pave a way towards sustainable construction that is inspired by historical techniques. Under this aim, he has conducted extensive research on the unique and long lost masonry technique: the herringbone technique and the cross-herringbone masonry pattern to construct domes.
He is also part of the Form Finding Lab at Princeton University since 2018. Here, he works with Prof. Sigrid Adriaenssens towards applying self-balancing techniques to a range of shells varying in form, scale and materials, and further in collaboration with new-age technologies of robotic construction.