Gian Paolo Cimellaro

Associate Professor

Department of Structural, Building & Geotechnical Engineering

Politecnico di Torino




Gian Paolo Cimellaro is currently Associate Professor at the Politecnico di Torino. He has been recently Visiting Professor at the University of California, Berkeley (2014-2016). He obtained his M.S. (2005) and Ph.D. (2008) from the University at Buffalo (SUNY) in USA.  Graduated cum laude in Civil Engineering, University of Rome La Sapienza, 2001.  He is the Chair of the SHMII Committee on Resilient Structures and Infrastructure (CORSI) of the International Society for structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructures.  He is also SHMII Council member of the Governing body of the International Society for structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructures.
He has been invited to 10 Keynote lectures and 30+ seminars worldwide. He has authored 77 journal papers, 192 conference papers, 17 book chapters and 5 books.  Research interests: community disaster resilience and sustainability to natural disasters.  He has been awarded with a grant of 1.3 M € by the European Research Council for the project "IDEAL RESCUE - ERC-2014-StG. He is Editorial Board member of several ISI-journals.  Selected awards: Fib Achievement Award for Young Engineers (2011); Seed Grant Award from the Siebel Energy Institute of UC Berkeley (2015), Best Presentation Award (2017) at SHMII8, Brisbane.

Area of Interests

  • Disaster Resilience and Sustainability
  • Infrastructure and network interdependencies
  • Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering
  • Structural Health Monitoring (SHM)
  • Machine learning and big data analysis
  • Large scale simulations using advanced methods
  • Structural Vibration Control Using Passive, Semi-Active and Active Control Systems
  • Reliability and Vulnerability of Structures
  • Random vibration
  • Experimental research laboratory activities on shaking table