Massimo Fragiacomo

Fragiacomo Massimo
+39 079 9720418/ +39 079 9720420
University of Sassari, Dept. of Architecture, Design and Urban Planning

Massimo Fragiacomo is Associate Professor of Structural Design in the Department of Architecture, Design and Urban Planning at the University of Sassari, Italy, since 2007. He has also recently qualified for the position of Full Professor in Italy based on the assessment of a national panel which included also an international (US) academic member. Past work experiences include almost three years as Senior Lecturer (equivalent to US Associate Professor) at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, from 2005 to 2007, and six years at the University of Trieste, Italy, where he was Research Fellow in the Department of Civil Engineering from 1999 to 2005. Previously, he worked as Civil Engineer in the City Council of Trieste from 1994 to 1999. He graduated with Laude in 1992 in Structural Engineering
at the University of Trieste, and was awarded a PhD in Design and Preservation of Structures in the same University in 2001. He is author of about 240 papers, 75 of which published on peer reviewed International Journals, with h index=21/18/14 and 1332/686/454 citations according to Google Scholar/Scopus/Web of Science data bases, respectively. His main areas of expertise include Timber, Earthquake and Fire Engineering, Timber-Concrete and Steel-Concrete Composite Structures, and Finite Element Modelling of Structures. He has been Principal Investigator in several regional, national and international research projects, for an overall amount of more than one million Euros. For his research activity he was the recipient of some prestigious awards such as the Frederick Palmer Prize offered by the Institution of Civil Engineers – UK in 2012, and the Research Prize offered by the University of Sassari in the years 2008 and 2012. He is member of the Eurocode 5 ‘Timber Structures’ and Eurocode 8 ‘Design for Earthquake Resistance’ Technical Committees, and the corresponding Italian mirror groups. He is also the chair of the subgroup ‘Design of Timber Structures for Earthquake Resistance’ within the new generation of the Eurocode 8.