Imperial College London

Dr Bartolomeo Panto'

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Academic Visitor







Skempton BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





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 ( Bartolomeo Pantò is author of numerous publications on international conferences and journals focused on the fields of non-linear structural modelling and seismic engineering.



Ojha V, Pantò B, Nicosia G, 2023, Adaptive search space decomposition method for pre- and post-buckling analyses of space truss structures, Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence, Vol:117, ISSN:0952-1976

Pantò B, Grosman S, Macorini L, et al., 2022, A macro-modelling continuum approach with embedded discontinuities for the assessment of masonry arch bridges under earthquake loading, Engineering Structures, Vol:269, ISSN:0141-0296, Pages:1-21

Kareem KM, Ahani E, Panto B, 2022, Evaluating simplified macromodeling approaches of simulating infilled reinforced concrete frames with openings, Structural Concrete, ISSN:1464-4177

Dhir PK, Tubaldi E, Panto B, et al., 2022, A macro-model for describing the in-plane seismic response of masonry-infilled frames with sliding/flexible joints, Earthquake Engineering & Structural Dynamics, Vol:51, ISSN:0098-8847, Pages:3022-3044

Kareem KM, Abdulla KF, Panto B, et al., 2022, Numerical simulation of the in-plane lateral response of RC infill frames using a FEM-DMEM modelling approach, Journal of Building Engineering, Vol:51

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