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Resilience Engineering

Giorgia Giardina

I am an assistant professor in Geo-monitoring and Data Analytics at the Department of Geoscience and Engineering of the Delft University of Technology. Prior to joining TU Delft, I was a lecturer at the University of Bath, a visiting professor at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and a Research Associate and a Junior Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge. I am a member of the Earthquake Engineering Field Investigation Team (EEFIT) committee and the International Scientific Committee on the Analysis and Restoration of Structures of Architectural Heritage (ISCARSAH) committee. In 2020 I have also joined the Heritage Under Threat Research Group at the Centre for Global Heritage and Development.

My research aims at increasing urban resilience through the evaluation of buildings and infrastructure vulnerability. By integrating remote sensing data, experimental testing and computational modelling, I analyse the response of existing structures to urbanisation, earthquakes and climate change effects. In collaboration with NASA, I developed an integrated satellite monitoring and structural assessment procedure for the evaluation of tunnelling-induced damage to structures. I am currently looking at new ways to combine satellite-based observations with engineering assessment methods to understand the effect of multiple hazards on infrastructure networks.

My research interests include remote sensing and computational modelling, climate change resilience, risk and damage assessment, heritage protection, seismic vulnerability and retrofitting, tunnelling and underground excavations, and settlement-induced structural damage. As a member of the 4TU Resilience Engineering community I am keen to work with scientists and engineering from different disciplines on a fully integrated approach to resilience.