School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering


Dr Giorgio Barone

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Lecturer in Structural Engineering

Dr. Giorgio Barone (Palermo, Italy, 1980) has received his PhD in Structural Engineering at the University of Palermo (Italy) on April 2009, defending his thesis “Complex potential and boundary methods for shear stresses in Saint-Venant problems. Line Element-less Method”, supervised by Prof. M. Di Paola. During his PhD course, he was a visiting scholar for approximately one year at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign at the Aerospace Engineering Department, supervised by Professor L. Bergman.

Being awarded with the FY2009 JSPS Post-doctoral Fellowship for Foreign Researchers, he has worked at the Tokyo Polytechnic University (東京工芸大学) for two years. There, he was part of the research team led by Professor Y. Tamura at the Wind Engineering Research Center.

Following this experience, from March 2012 to March 2013, he was a post-doctoral research associate at Lehigh University, working with Professor D.M. Frangopol on life-cycle engineering and structural optimization problems. Then, he was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Enna “Kore”, as part of the structural dynamics research team.

After a few months, in August 2014, he has been appointed as Lecturer in Structural Engineering at Loughborough University. He is author and co-author of several publications on peer-reviewed international journals and conference proceedings and he is a reviewer for peer-reviewed international journals, as well.

Broad interests and Expertise

Structural Dynamics - earthquake and wind engineering, passive control, stochastic dynamics

Continuoum Mechanics

Life-cycle engineering - life-cycle management of deteriorating structures, structural reliability and risk

Professional Affiliations 

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


Referee for academic journals:

  • Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements, ELSEVIER;
  • Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, Taylor and Francis;
  • Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, Wiley.