Imperial College London

Dr Bartolomeo Panto'

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship







Skempton BuildingSouth Kensington Campus




Research field

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 its seismic retrofitting by means of innovative techniques based on fibre-reinforced composite materials.

Selected Publications

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  1. Pantò, B., Rapicavoli, D., Caddemi, S., & Caliò, I. (2019). A Fibre Smart Displacement Based (FSDB) beam element for the nonlinear analysis of reinforced concrete members. International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics (DOI:10.1016/j.ijnonlinmec.2019.07.007).
  2. Cannizzaro, F., Pantò, B., Caddemi, S., & Caliò, I. (2018). A Discrete Macro-Element Method (DMEM) for the nonlinear structural assessment of masonry arches. Engineering Structures168, 243-256.
  3. Chácara, C., Cannizzaro, F., Pantò, B., Caliò, I., & Lourenço, P. B. (2018). Assessment of the dynamic response of unreinforced masonry structures using a macroelement modeling approach. Earthquake Engineering & Structural Dynamics, 47(12), 2426-2446.
  4. Pantò, B., Caliò, I., & Lourenço, P. B. (2018). A 3D discrete macro-element for modelling the out-of-plane behaviour of infilled frame structures. Engineering Structures175, 371-385.
  5. Pantò, B., Cannizzaro, F., Caliò, I., & Lourenço, P. B. (2017). Numerical and experimental validation of a 3D macro-model for the in-plane and out-of-plane behavior of unreinforced masonry walls. International Journal of Architectural Heritage11(7), 946-964.
  6. Pantò, B., Cannizzaro, F., Caddemi, S., Caliò, I., Chácara, C., & Lourenço, P. (2017). Nonlinear modelling of curved masonry structures after seismic retrofit through FRP reinforcing. Buildings7(3), 79.
  7. Pantò, B., Cannizzaro, F., Caddemi, S., & Caliò, I. (2016). 3D macro-element modelling approach for seismic assessment of historical masonry churches. Advances in Engineering Software97, 40-59.
  8. Caliò, I., & Pantò, B. (2014). A macro-element modelling approach of Infilled Frame Structures. Computers & Structures143, 91-107.
  9. Caliò, I., Marletta, M., & Pantò, B. (2012). A new discrete element model for the evaluation of the seismic behaviour of unreinforced masonry buildings. Engineering Structures40, 327-338.