Roberto Paolucci

Full Professor of Earthquake Engineering, working at the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department of Politecnico di Milano, Italy. Presently Director of the PhD School in Structural, Seismic and Geotechnical Engineering at Politecnico.

Among the most recent activities, the coordination of different research projects and consultant activities for major international companies, such as:

- Project S4 “Italian strong motion database”, funded by the Italian Department of Civil Protection (2008-2011);

- Project SIGMA (Reducing uncertainties in the probabilistic seismic hazard analysis for critical facilities), funded by Electricité de France, Comité pour l’Energie Atomique, AREVA, ENEL (2012-2015);

- “Guidelines for seismic design of a gas pipeline in Central Italy”, funded by SNAM Rete Gas (2013-2014);

- “High-performance computing tools to produce physics-based earthquake ground shaking scenarios in large urban areas”, funded by MunichRe (2012-in progress);

- Project RS2 “Near-source effects on earthquake ground motion”, funded by the Italian Department of Civil Protection (2014-in progress)

Author or co-author of about 120 scientific papers, mostly published in international peer-reviewed journals.

Keynote/invited speaker at several national and international conferences and workshops, where he presented the most relevant subjects of his research activity, in the last 5 years.

Presently is memberships in International Technical and Scientific Committees, such as:

- Project Team SC8.T1 in charge of the Revision and Update of the Material Independent Sections of EN1998-1 (Sections 1 to 4 and 10);

- Technical Committee TC 203 on Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering, promoted by the International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering;

- Working Group WG1 on “Future directions for EC8” promoted by the European Association of Earthquake Engineering;

- International Scientific Committee of the SEISM Institute, France;

- International Scientific Committee of the Eucentre Foundation, Pavia, Italy