Dr Teresa Lombardo

Dott Ing (Civil Eng) PhD (Structures) FHEA

  • Director of Civil Engineering Courses
  • Senior Lecturer in Structural Engineering and Design

Research and expertise

  • Computational mechanics
  • Structural engineering
  • Structural dynamics
  • Wave propagation
  • Multiscale engineering
  • Mechanics of engineered materials
  • Mathematical modelling
  • Probabilistic mechanics
  •  Stochastic finite element method


I am currently supervising two PhD students:

Stavros Kasinos (PhD candidate)  

  • Research Project: Performance-Based Design of Secondary Substructures
  • Co-supervisor: Dr Alessandro Palmeri

Mohammed Abdulhussein Al-Shuwaili (PhD candidate) 

  • Research Project: Improved analysis and design of steel-concrete composite structures
  • Co-supervisor: Dr Alessandro Palmeri

Completed PhD projects

Marco Donà (PhD  - completed in 2014)

  • Research Project: Multi-cracked beams with local and non-local elasticity
  • Co-supervisor: Dr Alessandro Palmeri

Post-doctoral Research Associate

Dr Marco Donà

  • Research Project: Non-local theories and stochastic mechanics: two convergent directions for structural modelling?


  • Member of EUROMECH (European Mechanics Society)
  • Member of ACME-UK (Association of Computational Mechanics in Engineering - UK)
  • Member of the editorial board of Civil Engineering and Architecture (Horizon Research Publishing)
  • Reviewer for Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures, Computational Materials Science, Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics, Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures, Computational Materials Science, Transport, Advances in Engineering Software, Journal of Engineering Mechanics (ASCE)
  • Member of the editorial board for The Fifteenth International Conference on Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Computing Prague, Czech Republic, 1-4 September 2015


In 2004 I obtained my degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Messina (Italy) (5-year MEng equivalent). In March 2008 I was awarded a PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering (emphasis on Structural Engineering) from the University of Messina. The topic was “Random field models and stochastic analysis of irregular masonry structures”. From September 2006 to June 2007 I was a visiting doctoral student at the Czech Technical University in Prague, Department of Structural Mechanics, under the joint supervision of Prof Michal Šejnoha and Prof Jan Zeman.

In March 2009 I joined the University of Sheffield as a post-doc Research Assistant within EPSRC funded project “Finite elements for gradient elasticity in statics and dynamics”, carrying out research in the field of Computational Mechanics and Mechanics of Materials in collaboration with Prof Harm Askes.

From June 2009 to January 2011 I was a post-doc Research Associate at the University of Sheffield,  working on "Top-down multi-scale modelling strategies for UHMWPE composites", a research project funded by DSTL (investigators: Prof Harm Askes and Dr Andrew Tyas).

Professional affiliations

  • Ordine degli Ingegneri della Provincia di Messina (Italy), CEng-Equivalent