Fabrizio Paolacci is Associate Professor in Structural Engineering at University Roma Tre – Department of Engineering. Graduated in Civil Engineering in 1992 at the University of Rome “La Sapienza”, he got the Ph.D. in Structural Engineering in 1997. He was Visiting Scholar in 1999 at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of University of California at Berkeley. From 2008 to 2013, he assumed the role of scientific coordinator of the Laboratory of Testing Materials and Structures of the Department of Structures of the University Roma Tre. Currently, He is the Chair of PVP Division Seismic Engineering Technical Committee of the American Society of Mechanical Engineering.
He gained a long standing experience in the management of international research projects about experimental and numerical assessment of the seismic response of civil and industrial structures. His main scientific interests are focused on Performance-based design of steel-concrete composite bridges, Assessment and reduction of the seismic risk of reinforced concrete buildings and bridges, Seismic risk of major-hazard industrial plants and applicability of innovative protection systems (base isolation and energy dissipation), Seismic vulnerability of high-voltage electric networks and substations and applicability of innovative seismic protection systems, Passive and semi-active control of structures.
He is author of more than 100 publications on International peer-reviewed Journals and conferences.