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Michele Palermo

Senior assistant professor (fixed-term)

Department of Civil, Chemical, Environmental, and Materials Engineering

Academic discipline: ICAR/09 Structural Engineering

Curriculum vitae

Capsule bio

Senior Assistant Professor at the University of Bologna since 2021. His research studies focus on structural engineering with special attention to seismic engineering and seismic risk, structural health monitoring and historical constructions, advanced manufacturing and automation in construction.

Senior Assistant Professor at the University of Bologna since 2021. His research studies focus on structural engineering with special attention to seismic engineering and seismic risk, structural health monitoring and historical constructions, advanced manufacturing and automation in construction.

Scientific activities

-Member of the Organizing or Scientific Committee of the following international conferences:

  • International Conference on Construction Engineering: Towards more Sustainable Structures (ICCE 2022
  • IFCRASC 2020 congress (CRolli, dell'Affidabilità Strutturale e del Consolidamento), Bologna 2021.
  • Mechanics of masonry structures strengthened with composite materials Modeling, testing, design, monitoring, control (MURICO6), June 26-28, 2019 Bologna, Italy
  • 5th International Conference on Mechanical Models in Structural Engineering (CMMoST2019) , October 23-25, 2019 Alicante, Spain
  • Eighth European Workshop on the Seismic Behaviour of Irregular and Complex Structures (8EWICS), 19-20 October 2017, Bucharest (Romania).
  • 4th Congress on Mechanical Models in Structural Engineering (CMMOST 2017), Madrid (Spagna) 29 November-1 December 2017.

-Member of the ASTM Committee F42 on Additive Manufacturing Technologies [https://www.engramikhalil.com/articles/astm-committee-f42-on-additive-manufacturing-technologies] .

-Member of the “Osservatorio Claudio Ceccoli” on the structural defects and deficiencies (Ingegneria Forense). Research Center of Department DICAM, University of Bologna., since 2011.

-Member of the “Scientific Editorial board” of the journal “Frontiers in Built Environment”; EPFL Lausanne.

Topic editor for the Research Topic “Seismic Risk Reduction in Developing Countries" - “Frontiers in Built Environment”; EPFL Lausanne. Topic editor for the Research Topic “Urban vibrations" - “Frontiers in Built Environment”; EPFL Lausanne. Topic editor for the Research Topic “Energy dissipation devices and vibration-control systems for structures and infrastructures to mitigate damages under different hazards”, Frontiers in Built Environment, EPFL Lausanne. Lead Guest Associate Editor for the Special Issue "Innovative Manufacturing Technologies in Architecture and Structural Engineering" Buildings, MPDI.

-Reviewer for the NWO (Dutch Research Council, https://www.nwo.nl/en) within the Call Materials NL: Challenges.

-Referee for the following international journals:

Engineering Structures – Elsevier; Nonlinear Dynamics – Springer; Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Vibration – Springer; Earthquakes and Structures – Techno Press; Construction & Building Materials- Elsevier; Journal of Earthquake Engineering- Taylor & Francis; Material and Structures-Springer; Materials and Design- Elsevier; Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering - Springer, Journal of Constructional Steel Research -Elsevier.

Education

He graduated at the University of Bologna (Italy) in 2010, and completed his Ph.D. in 2014 at the same University.

Academic career

In 2018 he became junior assistant professor at the School of Engineering and Architecture of the University of Bologna. He is currently Senior Assistant professor at the same university since 2021. In 2018 he was granted for Associate professor from the national committee.

Scientific achievements

  • Development of a innovative lattice structural pole to be realized with Wire and Arc Additive Manufacturing (patent deposited in Italy: #IT102021000032411)
  • --Development of a mobile 3D printer (patent deposited in Italy: #IT102020000024109)
  • Contribution to the development of the research software RIGER-soft commercialized by software house ABACO Engineering for integrated energy-seismic assessment of built environment at urban scale (outcome of the research project RIGERS)
  • Contribution to the development of a ductile structural mortar commercialized by Litokol Spa (patent L39.IT.1.14 - BO2014A000649). Known with the commercial name Maltablock.
  • Visiting Research student at the University of Granada and Berkeley University to carry out research on the structural response and numerical modelling of RC sandwich walls.
  • Visiting Research student at the University of Berkeley University to carry out research on the structural response and numerical modelling of RC sandwich walls.
  • Member of the European Working Group (WG) 8: seismic behavior of irregular and complex structures, since 2012.
  • “PhD thesis award (special mention)”: ACI Italy Chapter - Federbeton Award "Innovation in Concrete Structures and Cementitious Materials".
  • Recipient of the scholarship “for thesis Abroad” financed by University of Bologna (internship at DEGENKOLB ENGINEERING, Los Angeles).
  • Recipient of the scholarship “Marco Polo” (incentives for the formation abroad of young researches): period of research at Berkeley University.

Research interests

  • Applications of metal Additive Manufacturing (AM) in architecture and construction.
  • Computational design and optimization of metal AM structures.
  • Structural design and mechanical testing of metal AM components and structures.
  • Dynamic modelling (both analytical and experimental) of the seismic behavior of asymmetric in plan structures.
  • Monitoring, structural analysis and retrofitting of historical monumental building structures.
  • Innovative techniques for mitigation of the seismic action (viscous dampers, hysteretic metallic dampers, strong back system).
  • Seismic behaviour of squat silos containing grain like material.
  • Seismic behaviour of squat reinforced concrete walls structures
  • Probability methods applied to engineering.


    Research grants on competitive calls

    Local coordinator and principal investigator of several national and European research projects, among which:

  • Local Coordinator of the UNIBO unit for the research project “Address for future: Worker-centric programing tools for free designing of lightweight aluminium-based products” , Call ERASMUS+ 2021-2027 “KA2 – COOPERATION PARTNERSHIPS” (Budget UNIBO 37.090 €)
  • Principal Investigator for the research project: “Stampante tridimensionale, relativo procedimento per la realizzazione di un oggetto stampato ed oggetto così ottenuto”, Call Proof of concept 2021 – funded by University di Bologna . (Budget:40.000 € )
  • Local Coordinator of the UNIBO unit for the research project “Worker-centric programing tools for free designing of lightweight aluminium-based products (EU Trinity Call)” (Budget:30.000 € )
  • Local Coordinator of the UNIBO unit for the research project (AGRIAM) DED-arc manufacturing of highly customized functional injection moulds, to produce thermoplastic parts for agricultural machinery, optimising for weight reduction and forest fire prevention. (EU 3DPanEU Call) (Budget:3.600 € )
  • Principal Investigator for the research project “ AUTOR3DICOLARI: Verso l’ AUTO‐costruzione di gusci RetICOLARI spaziali mediante stampa 3D ”, Call Alma Idea 2017 – funded by University of Bologna. (Budget:20.000 € )

Research grants funded by private companies or public institutions

Member of the research team of several research agreements since 2008, among which:

  • MX3D: characterization of mechanical properties of WAAM metal element (2016-2020).
  • Società Autostrade: assessment and inspections of existing bridges (2019-2020), 30.000 € grant.
  • Municipality of Bologna: structural health monitoring of the two towers of Bologna (2018-2020), 108.000€ grant.
  • Italian ministry of Justice: study of defects of building structures (2016-2017), 60.000 € grant.
  • Mulmix: structural behavior of steel tanks (2015-2016), 5.000 € grant.
  • Capitolo Metropolitano of Modena Cathedral (UNESCO monument): structural evaluation of Modena Cathedral (2009-2013), 50.000 € grant.

Invited lectures and seminars

  • Dispositivi di mitigazione sismica per le costruzioni dell’architettura e ingegneria civile: principi, criteri e applicazioni”. “COMPOSITI e TECNOLOGIE CORRELATE nella INGEGNERIA CIVILE e ARCHITETTURA”. miniMuRiCo2020 congress, by AICO with Carrara Fiere. 6 February 2020 Carrara.
  • “ll miglioramento sismico di strutture in CA mediante torri dissipative: un metodo semplificato per il dimensionamento”, Simposio: Prestazioni strutturali degli edifici esistenti in cemento armato soggetti ad azioni sismiche. International CAE Conference 2016. 18 October 2016, Parma, Paganini Congressi.
  • Invited lecture at ETH Zurig: “From Earthquake Engineering to Additive Manufacturing: An overview of practice-oriented research on damper sizing and new perspectives of Additive Manufacturing in structural design”. Ibk Seminar ETH Zurich, 18 September 2018.
  • Invited lecture at University of Granada: “Seismic behaviour of frame structures equipped with passive dampers: Design approaches and Modelling issues”, 10 may 2017, Granada.

Pubblications

Author of more than 130 scientific papers (source IRIS), published in international journals, conference proceedings, book chapters. 82 papers indexed in Scopus.

 

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