Ezio Faccioli is Professor of Earthquake Engineering at Politecnico di Milano. His main research fields include earthquake hazard analysis and scenarios, seismic micro-zonation, numerical methods for wave propagation. He has co-ordinated the UNESCO Soil Dynamics Project at the National University of Mexico (UNAM) in Mexico City (1971-76); the European project "TRISEE" on 3D site effects and soil-structure interaction (1996-98), and the "Catania Project" on earthquake damage scenarios. He is Associate Editor of the Journal of Seismology, and has authored some 80 publications as well as books on earthquake engineering. He has consulted for public organisations in large construction projects, including the suspension bridge across the Messina Straits in Italy.


  • Rey, J., Faccioli, E. and Bommer, J.J. [2002] "Derivation of design soil coefficients (S) and response spectral shapes for Eurocode 8 using the European Strong-Motion Database," Journal of Seismology, Vol. 6, No. 4, pp. 547-555.
  • Faccioli, E., Paolucci, R. and Pessina, V. [2002] "Engineering assessment of seismic hazard and long period ground motions at the Bolu Viaduct site following the November 1999 earthquake," Journal of Seismology, Vol. 6, No. 3, pp. 307-327.
  • Borzi, B., Calvi, G.M., Elnashai, A.S., Faccioli, E. and Bommer, J.J. [2001] "Inelastic spectra for displacement-based seismic design," Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Vol. 21, pp. 47-61.
  • Chavez-Garcia, F.J. and Faccioli, E. [2000] "Complex site effects and building codes: making the leap," Journal of Seismology, Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 23-40.
  • Faccioli, E., Pessina, V., Calvi, G.M. and Borzi, B. [1999] "A study on building damage scenarios for residential buildings in Catania city," Journal of Seismology, Vol. 3, pp. 327-343.