Paolo Gardini

  • Visiting Professor of Structural Engineering and Societal Risk Mitigation Engineering and Societal Risk Mitigation

Paolo Gardoni is the Alfredo H. Ang Family Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Reliability Engineering and System Safety, and the founder and former Editor-in-Chief of the journal Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure.

His research interests include probabilistic mechanics; reliability, risk and life cycle analysis; decision-making under uncertainty; performance assessment of deteriorating systems; modeling of natural hazards and societal impact; ethical, social and legal dimensions of risk; optimal strategies for natural hazard mitigation and disaster recovery; and engineering ethics.

Professor Gardoni is the 2021 recipient of the Alfredo Ang Award on Risk Analysis and Management of Civil Infrastructure from the American Society of Civil Engineers for his contributions to risk, reliability, and resilience analysis, and his leadership in these fields.