Bartolomeo Pantò is a research (Marie Skłodowska-Curie) fellow at Imperial College London. He is a member of the structures research Group of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. His research activity is mostly focused on the development of numerical models for the simulation of the non-linear behaviour of masonry and reinforced concrete structures. The main research area of interest is the evaluation of the seismic behaviour of existing constructions, with particular emphasis to historical and monumental buildings, and the seismic retrofit techniques based on innovative composite materials. At the Imperial College, He is developing the RAMBEA project (funded by the European Commission within the framework Horizon 2020 framework program).
Bartolomeo Pantò obtained his PhD in Structural Engineering at the University of Catania (Italy). During this period, he developed an innovative macro-model strategy for describing the in-plane and out-of-plane behaviour of unreinforced masonry panels subjected to seismic actions. From 2015 to 2019, He was External Professor at the Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture of the University of Catania teaching “Design of structures in seismic areas” and “Dynamic of Structures”. In 20015, He was Postdoctoral Research at the Department of Civil Engineering of the University of Minho (Portugal) within the European project “Mundus SAHC: advanced masters in structural analysis of monuments and historical constructions”. In 2016, He was research fellow at the Department of Engineering of RomaTre University (Rome) within the project “Cultural Heritage Safety Diagnostics Conservation and Restoration” funded by the HORIZON 2020 programmes. In 2018, He was research fellow at the Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture of the University of Catania for the Development of innovative numerical strategies to model masonry structures reinforced by means of FRCM systems. He is co-author of the two structural software 3DMacro® and HISTRA® for the seismic assessment of historical ad monumental masonry structures (www.grupposismica.it). Bartolomeo Pantò is author of numerous publications on international conferences and journals focused on the fields of non-linear structural modelling and seismic engineering.
et al., 2019, Seismic vulnerability of URM structures based on a Discrete Macro-Element Modeling (DMEM) approach, Engineering Structures, Vol:201, ISSN:0141-0296
et al., 2019, A Fibre Smart Displacement Based (FSDB) beam element for the nonlinear analysis of reinforced concrete members, International Journal of Non-linear Mechanics, Vol:117, ISSN:0020-7462
Panto B, Rossi PP, 2019, A new macromodel for the assessment of the seismic response of infilled RC frames, Earthquake Engineering & Structural Dynamics, Vol:48, ISSN:0098-8847, Pages:792-817
et al., Distinct Element Modelling of Masonry Walls under Out-Of-Plane Seismic Loading, International Journal of Architectural Heritage, ISSN:1558-3058
Kareem KM, Panto B, 2019, Simplified macro-modelling strategies for the seismic assessment of non-ductile infilled frames: a critical appraisal, Journal of Building Engineering, Vol:22, ISSN:2352-7102, Pages:397-414