Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Reader in Structural Engineering



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Dr Lorenzo Macorini is a Reader in Structural Engineering at Imperial College London, where he is involved in teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. After gaining his PhD in Structural Engineering at the University of Trieste (Italy), he has been involved in scientific projects funded by both public organisations and industry. The outcomes are summarised in about 100 scientific papers, published in leading international journals and conference proceedings. He has also worked as a consultant for public and private companies. His main activity was to provide expertise for more complex design, particularly when numerical and experimental evaluations of existing and new structures were required. From 2008 to 2010, he held a Marie Curie Intra-European Research Fellowship, working on numerical modelling of masonry structures, research activity that he is currently carrying out in the Computational Structural Mechanics Group.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Chisari C, Macorini L, Amadio C, et al., 2018, Identification of mesoscale model parameters for brick-masonry, International Journal of Solids and Structures, Vol:146, ISSN:0020-7683, Pages:224-240

Zhang Y, Tubaldi E, Macorini L, et al., 2018, Mesoscale partitioned modelling of masonry bridges allowing for arch-backfill interaction, Construction and Building Materials, Vol:173, ISSN:0950-0618, Pages:820-842

Minga E, Macorini L, Izzuddin BA, 2018, A 3D mesoscale damage-plasticity approach for masonry structures under cyclic loading, Meccanica, Vol:53, ISSN:0025-6455, Pages:1591-1611

Minga E, Macorini L, Izzuddin B, 2018, Enhanced mesoscale partitioned modelling of heterogeneous masonry structures, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, Vol:113, ISSN:0029-5981, Pages:1950-1971

Xavier FB, Macorini L, Izzuddin BA, 2015, Robustness of Multistory Buildings with Masonry Infill, Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, Vol:29, ISSN:0887-3828

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