Gian Michele Calvi

Disciplinary area:
Sciences and Technologies
Full Professor - Structural Engineering
Director of the Master in Earthquake Engineering and Seismology, of the Master in Risk and Emergency Management and of the PhD program in Earthquake Engineering
Director of the Research Centre in Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Seismology

Email: gm.calvi@iusspavia.it

Phone: +39 0382 516911 (Eucentre) +39 0382 538817 (Studio Calvi S.r.l.)

Curriculum vitæ


• Degree in Civil Engineering (Laurea), University of Pavia, Italy (1981)
• Master of Science in Civil Engineering (MSc), University of California, Berkeley, USA (1985)
• Doctorate in Structural Engineering (PhD), Polytechnic of Milan, Italy (1987)
• Foundation Stiftelsen Blanceflor Boncompagni Ludovisi Fellow (1985)
Fulbright Fellow (1984–1985)

• Professor of Structural Engineering, University Institute for Advanced Studies, Pavia (www.iusspavia.it)
• Professor of Structural Engineering, University of Pavia (2000 – 2010, www.unipv.it)
• Visiting Professor, University of California, San Diego (1990)
• Founder and Director, ROSE School, IUSS, Pavia (about 120 graduate students in earthquake engineering and engineering seismology, rate of acceptance lower than 5 %, www.roseschool.it, www.meees.org)
• Founder and President, EUCENTRE, Pavia (the most powerful laboratory for earthquake engineering research in Europe, about 110 research associates, www.eucentre.it)
• Component of the Board of Directors, INGV, Rome (2003 – 2009, www.ingv.it)
• Component of the Scientific Committee, OGS, Trieste (www.ogs.trieste.it)
• Component of the Board of Directors, GEM Foundation, Pavia (www.globalquakemodel.org)
• Component of the Italian National Committee for Major Risks
• Component of the Scientific Committee of the Milan EXPÒ 2015

Professional Experience
• Principal, Studio Calvi s.r.l. (a small design company, with about 40 employs, www.studiocalvi.eu)
• Principal, EQCO s.r.l. (a small consulting company on earthquake engineering, www.eqco.it)
• Designer, consultant or checker for hundreds of structural projects, among which:
- the 119-spans Bolu viaduct, Turkey, heavily damaged by the Duzce earthquake, 1999 
- the Rion Antirion 2,883 m cable stayed bridge, Greece, spans of 560 m
- the co-generation plant in Acerra, Neaples, with a burning capacity of 600,000 ton/y of garbage and a nominal power of 130 MW)
- the South Crossing, a cable stayed bridge in Ecuador with spans of 420 m
- the new housing system after L’Aquila earthquake, 2009, with 185 buildings seismically isolated with about 7,000 devices, completed in about six months.

Research Experience
Principal Investigator for 26 major projects over about 20 years, total funding exceeding 100 M€.

Editorial Activities
• Author of more than 250 publications on seismic design and assessment of different kinds of structures, among which:
- Seismic design and retrofit of bridges (with M.J.N. Priestley and F. Seible, Wiley, 1996,) a book translated into Chinese and Japanese and sold in more than 10,000 copies
- Displacement-based seismic design of structures (with M.J.N. Priestley and M.J. Kowalsky, IUSS Press, 2007) a book sold in more than 1,500 copies, being translated into Spanish, Farsi and Italian.
• Associate Editor of the Journal of Earthquake Engineering (JEE), IC Press (Taylor and Francis, http://www.worldscinet.com/jee/jee.shtml, Abstracting/Indexing: Earthquake Engineering Abstracts® (NISEE), International Civil Engineering Abstracts®, CSA Health and Safety Abstracts, Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch®)
• Editor of “Progettazione Sismica”, a quarterly journal in Italian printed in 5,000 copies (IUSS Press, www.iusspress.it)
• Invited keynote lecturer in 18 international conferences.

• Recipient (among many) of the fib Award for Outstanding Concrete Structure “for the contribution to the design and construction of the Rion – Antirion Bridge” (2006)
• Honorary Doctorate from the Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina (2009)
• Award La Lombardia per il Lavoro, Milano (2010)



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