Giorgio Barone

Dr Giorgio Barone

PhD

  • Lecturer in Structural Engineering

Research and expertise

I am a civil engineer with more than 20 years of experience in structural engineering research, carrying over research in various areas. I have published over 30 refereed publications, supervised 2 PhD students and currently supervising 2 more in the areas of structural dynamics, seismic and wind engineering, passive control, life-cycle optimisation, reliability and risk analysis, performance-based design. 

Recent publications

  • Barone G., Lo Iacono F., Navarra G., Palmeri A. (2019), Closed-form stochastic response of linear building structures to spectrum-consistent seismic excitations, Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, 125,105724.
  • Pipitone G., Barone G., Palmeri A. (2018), Optimal design of double-skin façades as vibration absorbers, Structural Control and Health Monitoring, 25(2), e2086.
  • Oliva M., Barone G., Navarra G. (2017), Optimal design of Nonlinear Energy Sinks for SDOF structures subjected to white noise base excitations, Engineering Structures, 145, 135-152.

Teaching

I contribute to learning and teaching activities iacross the Schools programmes including:

Undergraduate

  • Structural Forms and Stress Analysis
  • Mathematical Modelling of Structures
  • Applied Structural Analysis
  • Engineering Programming and Construction Information
  • Supervision of dissertations on topics aligned to my research interests

Postgraduate

  • Supervision of dissertations on topics aligned to my research interests

Enterprise

Short courses 

  • IStructE Continuing Professional Development course: “Dynamic Response of Wind-Excited Flexible Structures”

Profile

Career 

I graduated from Università degli Studi di Palermo in 2004 with a degree in Civil Structural Engineering. I then continued my studies in Structural Dynamics and Continuum Mechanics  in Palermo, being awarded a PhD in Structural Engineering with my thesis “Complex potential and boundary methods for shear stresses in Saint-Venant problems. Line Element-less Method”. During my PhD, I have worked as visiting scholar for one year at the Aerospace Engineering Department of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, carrying out research on Nonlinear Energy Sinks applications to wind engineering problems.

Being awarded with the FY2009 JSPS Post-doctoral Fellowship for Foreign Researchers, I then moved to Japan for two years, working at the Wind Engineering Research Center at Tokyo Polytechnic University (東京工芸大学). Following this experience, I worked for one year as a post-doctoral research associate at the ATLSS Engineering Center at Lehigh University (Pennsylvania) focusing on life-cycle engineering, maintenance and structural optimization. I was then a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Enna “Kore”, as part of the structural dynamics research team, involved in the research project PRISMA (PiattafoRme Cloud Interoperabili per SMArt-Government).

Few months later, in August 2014, I have been appointed as Lecturer in Structural Engineering at Loughborough University, where I am currently also Foundation Year, Part A and Admission Tutor. 

Professional affiliations

  • Member of Ordine degli Ingegneri della Provincia di Palermo (Italy), CEng-equivalent  

Key collaborators

My research and enterprise activities are conducted with a range of academic and stakeholder partners, including:

  • Universities: Birmingham, Leeds, Bath, University of Enna “Kore”