Biography

I am currently an assistant professor in the Department of Architecture, Built Environment and Construction Engineering of Politecnico di Milano. My major research lines are:

Automated off-site fabrication of steel structures using laser cutting, metal 3D printing, and bio-inspired topology optimisation methods to speed up construction, and reduce costs, waste, and manual work in the whole life cycle of a building.

Rapid decision-making tools and methods to conceptually design cost-efficient building structures using artificial intelligence.

Mitigation of dynamic actions (fatigue, seismic) on steel building, storage (e.g., warehouse, industrial racks) and renewable energy (e.g., wind) structures, with increased lifetime, repairability, and reuse.

I cover these topics at both component and full-scale levels up to high TRL levels (e.g. pilot scale) to contribute to the construction sector’s transition toward a digitalised and sustainable production of safe and elegant structures requiring less material and energy consumption. I have been a team leader and principal coordinator in several European research projects, cooperating with the steel construction industry, different disciplines, and worldwide research institutes. 

I transfer my research experience to the civil engineering and architecture students in terms of teaching, MSc and PhD thesis supervision. Most of my teaching involves numerical simulation and experimentation in the classes, laboratories, and online, having Socrates in  mind:

“Can it be, Ischomachus, that asking questions is teaching? I am just beginning to see what is behind all your questions. You lead me on by means of things I know, point to things that resemble them, and persuade me that I know things that I thought I had no knowledge of.” From Oeconomicus

To know more about my activity, you can scroll over this website or surf to the following links. If you would like to cooperate in research or teaching, please contact me.

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