HISTORIC MASONRY STRUCTURES
TEACHERS AND LECTURERS
Professor at Università degli Studi di Salerno
Maurizio Angelillo is professor of Statics and Strength of Materials at the school of Engineering and Architecture of the “Università degli Studi di Salerno”. Architect and structural expert with multi-disciplinary research interests including masonry mechanics, and Biomechanics, trained in Architecture at the University of Neaples and in Mechanics at the University of Minnesota, he and his group are actively working on the kinematics and on the equilibrium of masonry buildings. He coordinates the activity of a research group within the laboratory of micromechanics and biomechanics of the University of Salerno. Angelillo is the Editor and the co-author of the CISM book “Mechanics of Masonry Structures” and works on unilateral models for masonry since the early 80s, being the author of more than 40 papers on the application of these models to masonry structures such as arches, domes, vaults and spiral stairs.
Professor at the Institute of Technology
in Architecture at ETH Zurich
Philippe Block is Professor at the Institute of Technology in Architecture at ETH Zurich, where he co-directs the Block Research Group (BRG) together with Dr. Tom Van Mele. He is director of the Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) in Digital Fabrication, and founding partner of Ochsendorf DeJong & Block (ODB Engineering). Block studied architecture and structural engineering at the VUB, Belgium, and at MIT, USA, where he earned his PhD in 2009. Research at the BRG focuses on computational form finding, optimisation and construction of curved surface structures, specialising in unreinforced masonry vaults and concrete shells. Within the NCCR, BRG researchers develop innovative structurally informed bespoke prefabrication strategies and novel construction paradigms employing digital fabrication. With the BRG and ODB Engineering, Block applies his research into practice on the structural assessment of historic monuments in unreinforced masonry and the design and engineering of novel shell structures.
Gianmarco de Felice
Professor at Università degli Studi Roma Tre
Gianmarco de Felice is professor of structural engineering at the Department of Engineering of Roma Tre University. He is coordinator of the PhD school in Civil Engineering at Roma Tre University, chairmen of the RILEM Technical Committee TC-250 CSM “Composites for Sustainable strengthening of Masonry” and member of the drafting Committee of the Charter of Rome on the Resilience of Art Cities to Natural Catastrophes. He has been the scientific coordinator for the design of engineering projects on heritage conservation and structural rehabilitation, such as the restoration of the Farnese Palace in Ischia di Castro and that of the Abbey of San Clemente in Casauria supported by the World Monuments Fund and awarded by the Domus International Prize for Restoration and Conservation.
Gianmarco de Felice
Professor at Berkeley University of California
Matthew DeJong is a Professor in Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials at University of California, Berkeley. He was a university lecturer in Structural Engineering and a Fellow and Director of Studies in Engineering at St Catharine’s College. He was a Fulbright Scholar at the Technical University of Delft and completed his PhD at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He holds an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering from the University of California, Davis, and worked as a structural design engineer in California. His research interests lie broadly in the field of structural engineering, but are primarily focused in the areas of earthquake engineering (rocking structures, damage-control design, analytical modelling, fundamental dynamics, and low-cost solutions for the developing world) and masonry structures (structural collapse, retrofit methods, settlement, soil-structure interaction, laser-scanning, limit analysis, and discrete element modelling).
Professor at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Santiago Huerta is a professor of Structural Design at Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid (ETSAM). President of the Spanish Construction History Society (SEDHC). Work as consultant for Historical Constructions Analysis (Cathedrals of Mallorca; Santiago de Compostela; Lonja de Mallorca; San Juan de los Reyes, etc.) Director of publications of the Juan de Herrera Institute. Author of more than 80 publications: books (editor), articles and papers, mainly on historic masonry structures and Construction History. He is the author of more than 80 publications: books (editor), articles and papers. Prize for the ‘Dissemination of Architecture’ related to the Exhibition and Catalog Guastavino Co. the Reinvention of the Vault (COAM), 2003. Telford Gold Medal of the British Civil Engineers Association London, 2011.
Professor at Massachusetts
Institute of Technology
John Ochsendorf is a structural engineer with multi-disciplinary research interests including the history of construction, masonry mechanics, and sustainable design. Trained in structural mechanics at Cornell, Princeton, and the University of Cambridge, he conducts research on the structural safety of historic monuments, and the design of more sustainable infrastructure. His group is actively researching the dynamics of masonry buildings, the safety of cracked masonry vaults and domes, displacement loading of structures and the design of more sustainable infrastructure. Ochsendorf is the author of “Guastavino Vaulting: The Art of Structural Tile” and several dozen journal papers in structural mechanics. He has been awarded a Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome and a MacArthur Fellowship from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.