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Concetta Cusano

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Postdoctoral Researcher

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.

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Antonino Iannuzzo

Block Research Group

Postdoctoral Researcher at ETH

Antonino Iannuzzo is a structural engineer. After receiving his master’s degree at the University of Naples Federico II, he completed his Ph.D. in 2017 with a dissertation on “A new rigid block model for masonry structures” written under the supervision of Professors Maurizio Angelillo and Antonio Gesualdo. Antonino’s research during his Ph.D. work focused on models for the static, kinematic and dynamic analysis of masonry elements and structures modelled as continua composed of Normal Rigid No Tension material. Since 2013, he has worked on masonry buildings, restoration projects and retrofitting of new reinforced concrete buildings. During the academic year 2017-18 he worked as a post-doctoral researcher on “large scale assessment of ordinary masonry buildings under seismic actions” at the P.LIN.I.V.S. Study Centre for Hydrogeological, Volcanic and Seismic Engineering, whose scientific coordinator is Prof. Giulio Zuccaro. Antonino’s research activities are mainly focused on the kinematics and statics of masonry structures and on the rocking behaviour of rigid blocks, and he joins the BRG as a post-doctoral researcher.

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Marialuigia Sangirardi

Postdoctoral Researcher at Università degli Studi Roma Tre

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Postdoctoral Researcher

Marialuigia Sangirardi is a Post-Doctoral fellow at the University of Roma Tre. She is a civil engineer and received her PhD in Structural Engineering in 2016 from the Technical University of Bari and the University of Minho, where she spent a visiting period as part of the ISISE Historic Masonry Group lead by Professor P.B. Lourenço. She has been working as scientific consultant in international research projects and as research fellow in Bari, Pavia and Rome. Her main research interests include mathematical modelling of the mechanical behaviour of structural masonry, development of constitutive laws, numerical simulation of various boundary value problems, under both static and dynamic conditions, with particular emphasis on historical constructions, low-impact retrofitting techniques and soil-structure interaction. She serves as reviewer for international journals in preservation, structural engineering, and mechanics. She is part of the Research Group lead by Professor Gianmarco de Felice and she is also involved in teaching activities in post-graduate courses on restoration of historical constructions.

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