URO2 Key Personnel

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Prof. Giulia Viggiani obtained a Laureate in Civil Engineering from Università di Napoli Federico II in 1989 and a PhD in Geotechnical Engineering from City University, London, UK, in 1994. She is currently Full Professor of Geotechnics at Roma Tor Vergata where she teaches Excavations and Earth Retaining Structures and Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and is Head of the Board of Studies in Civil and Environmental Engineering. Prof. Viggiani has a strong involvement in the activities of the geotechnical international scientific community. Her research interest of relevance to the NeTTUN project include: stability of excavation and cuts; numerical modelling of bored and open excavations, and of the interaction of tunnels and structures; 3D FE modelling of installation effects for diaphragm walls in stiff clays and sands; evaluation of compensation grouting effectiveness. Professor Giulia Viggiani is Work Package Leader for WP9.

Prof. Sebastiano Rampello obtained a Laureate in Civil Engineering in 1984 and a PhD in Geotechnical Engineering in 1994, both from Università di Roma La Sapienza. He is currently Full Professor of Geotechnics at the Roma La Sapienza where he teaches Foundations and Earth Retaining Structures and Slope Stability, is Coordinator of the Doctoral School in Geotechnical Engineering and Head of the Geotechnical Section of the Department of Structural and Geotechnical Engineering. His research interests of relevance to the NeTTUN project include: back-analysis of the behaviour of instrumented full-scale structures; characterisation and engineering properties of natural soil deposits; effects of tunnel-induced displacements on massive monumental buildings; analysis of deep excavations and prediction of the induced displacement field using advanced constitutive models; evaluation of compensation grouting effectiveness via laboratory tests; mitigation of excavation and tunnelling induced displacements with different techniques (pre-installed piles at dredge line, soil improvement in front of the wall, soil nailing, installation of diaphragm walls).

Prof. Luigi Callisto obtained a Laureate in Civil Engineering from Università di Napoli Federico II in 1990 and a PhD in Geotechnical Engineering from Università di Roma La Sapienza in 1994. He is currently Assistant Professor of Geotechnics at Roma La Sapienza where he teaches Tunnelling and Deep Excavations in Urban Environment and Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and is Director ofthe Soil Mechanics Laboratory of the Department of Structural and Geotechnical Engineering. His research interests of relevance to the NeTTUN project include: prediction and performance of full-scale geotechnical structures such as tunnels in soft ground, deep excavations, shallow and piled foundations; seismic behaviour and performance-based design of earth retaining structures; limit states design of geotechnical structures.