Stefano De Santis
Stefano De Santis is researcher (RTD/A) in Structural Engineering (SC 08/B3, SSD Icar/09, Tecnica delle Costruzioni) at the Department of Engineering of Roma Tre University, in Rome, Italy. He is a member of the Structures Research Group, of the Scientific Board of the PhD School in Civil Engineering, and appointed teacher for the Course of Design of Steel and Reinforced Concrete Structures (Tecnica delle Costruzioni). Before getting his current position, he was a post-doc research assistant at the University of the West of England (UWE) at Bristol, UK, at the Department of Structures and at the Department of Engineering of Roma Tre University, where he got his BSc, MSc and PhD in Civil Engineering. Stefano got the National Scientific Qualification (Abilitazione Scientifica Nazionale) as Associate Professor in Structural Engineering (20/09/2017).
Stefano’s scientific interests and expertise include laboratory and field testing of traditional and innovative materials and of full-scale structural members (both unreinforced and reinforced) under static and dynamic/seismic loading, rehabilitation and strengthening of structures with sustainable composites, seismic assessment of existing constructions including bridges and cultural/architectural heritage, analytical/numerical modelling, development of testing methods and acceptance criteria for composite materials, innovative measurement techniques for laboratory testing, and structural health monitoring and condition assessment.
On these topics, Stefano coordinated scientific activities involving research and industrial partners and is author of about 70 scientific publications including papers in International Journals, conference proceedings, and a book on masonry arch bridges based on his PhD Thesis, which was awarded a Special Mention at the Edoardo Benvenuto Prize (10th edition, 2012). He presented his works in national and international conferences and has been invited to give lectures and seminars. Stefano is review editor for the section on Structural Materials included in the International Journals Frontiers in Materials and Frontiers in Built Environments and member of the scientific committee of International Conferences. He has been supervisor of about 40 PhD and MSc Theses.
In February 2017, Stefano was Visiting Researcher at the Department of Civil and Structural Engineering of the University of Sheffield, with a Short Term Scientific Mission grant awarded by the Cost Action TU1207. In October 2016, Stefano was visiting researcher at the University of Miami, within the Science and Technology Cooperation Project “Composites with inorganic matrix for sustainable strengthening of architectural heritage”.
Stefano is (or has recently been) involved in International Research Projects and is member of Technical Committees, including the RILEM TC 250-CSM, the RILEM TC 223-MSC, the ASTM D30 Committee, the COST Action TU1207, and the UIC Research Group on Masonry Arch Bridges. Stefano is member of standardization boards, including the ACI 549-0L Committee “Design and Construction of Externally Bonded Fabric Reinforced Cementitious Matrix (FRCM) Systems for Repair and Strengthening Masonry Structures”, the CNR Committee for the development of design recommendations for externally bonded reinforcements with FRCM composites (Gruppo di Studio CNR per la redazione delle Istruzioni per la Progettazione, l’Esecuzione ed il Controllo di Interventi di Consolidamento Statico mediante l’utilizzo di sistemi di rinforzo FRCM), and the CSLLPP Committee “Guidelines for the desing, construction and acceptance testing of FRCM structural reinforcements” (Commissione Relatrice del Consiglio Superiore dei Lavori Pubblici “Linee Guida per la progettazione, l’esecuzione e il collaudo di interventi di rinforzo strutturale tramite l’impego di FRCM”).