Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Reader in Structural Engineering



+44 (0)20 7594 6078l.macorini




Ms Ruth Bello +44 (0)20 7594 6040




325Skempton BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Computational structural mechanics

  • finite element analysis;
  • fracture and nonlinear interfaces;
  • mesoscale nonlinear models for masonry;
  • material modelling: plasticity, damage, creep;
  • multi-scale modelling approach.

 Earthquake engineering

  • seismic assessment of existing structures;
  • seismic behaviour of steel and steel-concrete composite frames;
  • analysis and design of frames coupled with dissipative devices.

 Historical structures

  • strengthening of wooden floors;
  • capacity of masonry elements;
  • structural assessment of masonry buildings.

 Steel and steel-concrete composite structures

  • long-term and collapse behaviour of steel-concrete composite structures;
  • semi-rigid steel and steel-concrete composite joints;
  • effective width of concrete slabs in steel-concrete composite beams;
  • hybrid systems with steel joists embedded in concrete.