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Vittoria Laghi

Junior assistant professor (fixed-term)

Department of Civil, Chemical, Environmental, and Materials Engineering

Academic discipline: ICAR/09 Structural Engineering

Curriculum vitae


2022 - Junior Assistant Professor at DICAM - University of Bologna.

Sept 2022 - May 2023 - Lecturer at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

May 2021 - Dec 2022 - Research fellow at DICAM - University of Bologna. Title: "Structural design of innovative elements produced with Wire-and-Arc Additive Manufacturing (WAAM) 3D printed steel: experimental characterization and definition of the design protocols".

Aug - Dec 2021 - Visiting fellow at TU Braunschweig for the research project TRR277 "Additive Manufacturing in Construction" in collaboration with TU Munich.

2021-2022 - Academic tutor for Structural Safety Course - Master's degree in Civil Engineering, Bologna.

2020-2022 - Academic tutor for Tecnica delle Costruzioni con Laboratorio Course - Laurea Magistrale a Ciclo Unico in Ingegneria Edile-Architettura, Bologna.

2019-2022 - Academic tutor for Advanced Structural Design Course - Master's degree in Offshore Engineering, Ravenna.

Jan - Apr 2019 - Visiting Researcher at TU Delft financed by "Marco Polo" scholarship.

Sept - Dec 2018 - Internship at MX3D B.V. (Amsterdam) financed by "Erasmus+" scholarship for Ph.D students.

2017-2020 - Ph.D student at University of Bologna (XXXIII Cycle) - Structural and Environmental Health Monitoring (SEHM2). Doctoral thesis: Study of innovative 3D-printing steel structures

2017-2018 - Academic tutor for Progetto di Strutture Course - Laurea Magistrale a Ciclo Unico in Architettura, Cesena.

2017-2018 - Tutor Didattico per il Corso di Laurea di Civil Engineering, Università di Bologna.

Sep 2017 - Abilitation to Engineer profession.

2016-2017 - Fellow researcher at Centro Interdipartimentale di Ricerca Industriale su Edilizia e Costruzioni, Università di Bologna. Main activities: earthquake-resisting design, seismic response of masonry infills in frame structures, dissipative devices.

2016-2017 - Academic Tutor for the Master's Course in Civil Engineering, University of Bologna.

 July 2016 - Master's Degree in Civil Engineering 110/110 cum laude, curriculum Structural Engineering, Università di Bologna. Master's thesis: "Comparison of Earthquake-related consequences through loss analysis of different braced frame structural systems". Advisors: Prof. Ing. Marco Savoia, Prof. Eng. Stephen Mahin.

Jan-Mar 2016 - Research Student, University of California Berkeley (USA) for research activity on Master's thesis.

Jan-June 2015 - Exchange Student, University of California Berkeley (USA).

July 2014 - Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering110/110 cum laude, University of Bologna. Bachelor's thesis: "Analisi teorica e sperimentale di correnti di gravità in mezzi porosi". Advisor: Prof. Ing. Vittorio Di Federico.



2022 - "For Women in Science 2022" scholarship for excellent Italian female researchers promoted by L'Oreal in collaboration with UNESCO.

2022 - "Special Mention by Autodesk" for the "FloWall" project during the 3D Pioneers Challenge 2022 for the category "Construction.

2021 - "Special Mention by Autodesk" for the "WAAM diagrid column" project during the 3D Pioneers Challenge 2021 for the category "Construction.

Feb 2021 - First runner up at the "3-Minute Thesis Competition - Unibo Edition" for PhD candidate at University of Bologna.

Oct 2020 - First prize for "Best Research Pitch Presentation" supported by IEEE at IEEE Day 2020.

2019 - Winner of the "Marco Polo" scholarship for visiting research period at TU Delft.

2018 - Winner of the "Erasmus+" scholarship for Ph.D students for the internship period at MX3D B.V.

2014 e 2016 - Winner of the "Gino Pilandri" scholarship from Comune di Cervia for excellent students.

2016 - Winner of the sholarship for research thesis abroad at University of California Berkeley.

2015 - Winner of the "Overseas" scholarship for exchange students at University of California Berkeley.

2011 - "Roberto Ruffilli" recognition from Camera di Commercio Forlì-Cesena for excellent students.



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