HISTORIC MASONRY STRUCTURES
Block Research Group PhD Student at ETH
Alessandro Dell'Endice is a building engineer and architect with a strong interest in structural optimization, digital fabrication and shell structures. In 2013, he completed his Master Degree in Building Engineering and Architecture at Politecnico di Bari (Italy). In his Master’s Thesis “Parametric Spatial Structures of Cellular Type: modelling and testing” in collaboration with Juanjo Castellon (ETH Zurich). In 2016 he completed a Master in Advanced Studies (MAS) in Architecture and Digital Fabrication at ETH Zurich with the Gramazio Kohler Research Group, where he improved his knowledge in parametric design, robotics and digital tools. Also in 2016, Alessandro participated in the construction of CNC-milled formworks for the project “Incidental Space” exhibited at the Swiss Pavilion at La Biennale di Venezia under the supervision of Christian Kerez (ETH). He joined the Block Research Group as an intern in November 2016. From May 2018 he is a doctoral student.
PhD Student at Università degli Studi Roma Tre
Francesca Gobbin is a PhD student in Civil Engineering under the supervision of Prof. Gianmarco de Felice, at Roma tre University. Graduated in Architectural Engineering at University of Padova in July 2017, she has been visiting student at LNEC in Lisbon, where she worked with Doct. Jose Lemos in 2018 and 2020. In 2019 she was Assistant Lecturer at the course ''Rehabilitation of Structures'' where she took a workshop regarding the structural behaviour of masonry structures with single curvatures using Analytical, Numerical and Physical models. Her current research interests are focused on Discrete Element Numerical Models, Seismic assessment and retrofitting of Masonry structures.
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