Maurizio Indirli


Biography: Maurizio Indirli obtained the nuclear and mechanical engineering degree from the University of Bologna in 1985 and earned Ph.D. in structural engineering from the University of Trento in 2010. From 1985-1988 Dr. Indirli worked for private and consulting companies and in 1988 joined the Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA). Since 2000 he worked on the preventions of natural catastrophes, conducted structural engineering evaluations, and employed antiseismic innovative techniques (including base isolation and energy dissipation) for the improvement of industrial plants, strategic constructions of infrastructures, residential housing, and cultural heritage. Dr. Indirli’s experiences with numerical structural analyses, experimental campaigns (in situ and laboratory), and construction materials, such as shape memory alloys and antiseismic rubber devices, allowed him to participate on the restoration of San Francesco Basilica in Assisi and Roman wooden ship in Herculaneum, participate on ENEA’s teams for in situ investigations of great seismic events of Northridge 1994, Kobe 1995, and Chile 2010, and earthquake damage evaluation with particular regard to cultural heritage and historical centres in Reggio Emilia-Modena 1996, Umbria-Marche 1997-1998, Molise 2002-2003, Abruzzo 2009, and Emilia-Romagna 2012. Dr. Indirli also organized and coordinated technical groups supporting the reconstructions of San Giuliano di Puglia, Abruzzo towns, and Emilia-Romagna municipalities. From 2007-2009 he coordinated the International MAR VASTO project dealing with the evaluation of natural and anthropogenic hazards in Valparaiso, Chile, and from 2008-2010 was a coordinator on the European Union’s sponsored COST C26 project dealing with Urban Habitat Constructions Under Catastrophic Events. Dr. Indirli also participated on many other ENEA projects, appeared on national and foreign mass media programs and publications, collaborated with universities, has been a reviewer for several international technical journals, and is the author/coauthor of more than 130 technical publications.

Research Interests: Dr. Indirli research interests include the development of resilient and sustainable human habitats and infrastructures, preservation of cultural heritage and historical centers, and utilization of innovative antiseismic techniques and GIS-based building inventories for the designs of structures.

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