Prof. GIAN MICHELE CALVI

Date of Birth: 18 June 1957

POSITION

  • Professor of Structural Design, Istituto Universitario di Studi Superiori (IUSS) di Pavia, Italy
  • Principal Studio Calvi Ltd. engineering consulting, Pavia, Italy
  • President, EUCENTRE – European Centre for Training and Research in Earthquake Engineering, Pavia, Italy
  • Director, UME School – Postgraduate School in Understanding and Managing Extremes, IUSS Pavia, Italy
  • Via Ferrata, 1 – 27100 Pavia - Italy
  • Phone: (+39) 0382 595468
  • Fax: (+39) 0382 595468
  • e-mail: gm.calvi@iusspavia.it


EDUCATION

  • Politecnico di Milano (Italy), PhD, Structural Engineering, 1987
  • University of California, Berkeley, MSc, Civil Engineering, 1985
  • Università degli Studi di Pavia, Civil Engineering, 1981


ACADEMIC HISTORY

  • 2010 – Present: Professor of Structural Design, Istituto Universitario di Studi Superiori (IUSS) di Pavia
  • 2003 – Present: President, EUCENTRE – European Centre for Training and Research in Earthquake Engineering, Pavia, Italy
  • 2002 – 2004: Director, Department of Structural Mechanics, Università degli Studi di Pavia, Italy
  • 2000 – Present: Director, Doctoral School in Earthquake Engineering, IUSS and University of Pavia
  • 2000 – Present: Director, UME School – Postgraduate School in Understanding and Managing Extremes (Formerly ROSE School), IUSS Pavia, Italy
  • 2000 – 2010: Professor, Structural Mechanics Department, University of Pavia
  • 1997 – 2003: Head of the Structures Laboratory, Structural Mechanics Department, University of Pavia
  • 1996 – 2000: Faculty member, Doctoral School in Earthquake Engineering, Polytechnic of Milan, Italy
  • 1992 – 1999: Associate Professor, Università degli Studi di Pavia, Italy
  • 1990: Visiting Professor, Department of Applied Mechanics and Engineering Science, University of California, San Diego, USA
  • 1990 – 1992: Assistant Professor (tenure), Structural Mechanics Department, University of Pavia
  • 1987 – 1989: Assistant Professor (tenure track), Structural Mechanics Department, University of Pavia


HONORS/KEYNOTE AND GUEST LECTURES/STATE-OF-THE-ART PRESENTATIONS

  • Research Scholarship for the 4th Residential Course ILAUD (International Laboratory for Architecture and Urban Design), 1979
  • Fullbright – Hays Fellowship, Commission for Cultural Exchanges between U.S.A. and Italy, 1984 – 1985
  • Research Doctoral Scholarship, 1984 – 1986
  • Research Scholarship, Foundation Stiftelsen Blanceflor Boncompagni Ludovisi fodd Bildt (Stockholm), 1985
  • Research Scholarship, ISMES, Bergamo, Italy, 1987
  • Research Scholarship, ISMES, Bergamo, Italy, 1988
  • Participation in more than 50 international congresses
  • Several seminars held in European and American Universities
  • Opening Lecture of the European Conference in Earthquake Engineering, Paris, 1998.
  • Invitation for a Keynote Lecture at the World Conference in Earthquake Engineering, Vancouver, 2004
  • fib Award for Outstanding Concrete Structure “for the contribution to the design and construction of the Rion–Antirion Bridge”, 2006
  • Doctor Honoris Causa, Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Argentina, August 2009
  • Prize “Lombardia per il lavoro”, 2009


PUBLICATIONS
Author of more than one hundred and twenty publications. Subjects of research related to design and assessment of reinforced concrete bridges and of reinforced concrete and masonry buildings, with emphasis on either experimental or numerical aspects.

Selected Recent Publications

  • Magenes, G., and G.M. Calvi, In-plane seismic response of brick masonry walls, Earthq Eng Struct Dyn, Vol. 26, 1997, 1091-1112
  • Calvi, G.M. and A. Pavese, Conceptual design of isolation systems for bridge structures, J Earthq Eng, Vol. 1, 1997, 193-218
  • Calvi, G.M., A displacement-based approach for vulnerability evaluation of classes of buildings, J Earthq Eng, Vol. 3, 1999, 411-438
  • Faccioli, E., V. Pessina, G.M. Calvi and B. Borzi, A study on damage scenarios for residential buildings in Catania city, J Seismol, Vol. 3, 1999, 327-343
  • Borzi, B., G.M. Calvi, A.S. Elnashai, E. Faccioli and J. J. Bommer, Inelastic Spectra for Displacement-Based Seismic Design, Soil Dyn Earthq Eng, Vol. 21, 2001, 47-61
  • Calvi, G.M., G. Magenes and S. Pampanin, Relevance of Beam-Column Joints Damage and Collapse in R.C. Frame Assessment, J Earthq Eng, Vol. 6, 2002, 75-100
  • Sullivan, T.J., G.M. Calvi, M.J.N. Priestley and M. J. Kowalsky, The Limitations and Performances of Different Displacement Based Design Methods, J Earthq Eng, Vol. 7, 2003, 201-241
  • Palermo, A., S. Pampanin and G.M. Calvi, Concept and development of Hybrid Systems for Seismic-Resistant Bridges, J Earthq Eng, Vol. 9, 2005, 899-921
  • Calvi, G.M., R. Pinho, G. Magenes, J.J. Bommer, L.F. Restrepo-Vèlez and H. Crowley, The development of seismic vulnerability assessment methodologies for variable geographical scales over the past 30 years, ISET Journal of Earthquake Engineering Technology, Vol. 43, 2006, 75-104
  • Grant, D.N., J.J. Bommer, R. Pinho, G.M. Calvi, A. Goretti and F. Meroni, A prioritization scheme for seismic intervention in school buildings in Italy, Earthq Spectra, Vol. 23, 2007, 291-314
  • Petrini, L., C. Maggi, M.J N. Priestley and G.M. Calvi, Experimental Verification of Viscous Damping Modeling for Inelastic Time History Analyzes, Journal of Earthquake Engineering, Volume 12, Issue 1, 2008, pp.125-45
  • Sullivan, T.J.,  M.J.N. Priestley and G.M. Calvi , Estimating the Higher-Mode Response of Ductile Structures, J Earthq Eng, Vol. 12, Issue 3, 2008, 456-472
  • D. Pennucci; G.M. Calvi; T.J. Sullivan, Displacement-Based Design of Precast Walls with Additional Dampers, Journal of Earthquake Engineering, Volume 13, Issue 1, 2009, pp. 40–65
  • K.K. Wijesundara;  D. Bolognini;  R. Nascimbene; G. M. Calvi, Review of Design Parameters of Concentrically Braced Frames with RHS Shape Braces, J Earthq Eng, Vol. 13, Issue 1, 2009, 109 – 131
  • Adhikari G., Petrini L., Calvi G.M., Application of direct displacement based design to long span bridges, Bul of Earthq Eng Vol. 8, 2010, pp. 897–919
  • Lago, A., T.J. Sullivan and G.M. Calvi, A novel seismic design strategy for structures with complex geometry, J Earthq Eng, Vol. 14, S1, 2010, 69–105
  • Calvi, G.M., T.J. Sullivan and A. Villani, Conceptual Seismic Design of Cable-Stayed Bridges, J Earthq Eng, Vol. 14, ISS8, 2010, pp. 1-33

OTHER RELEVANT ACTIVITIES IN LAST YEARS

  • Seismic design or verification of more than one hundred buildings and bridges.
  • Member, Scientific Board of the Italian National Group for Defense against Earthquake (GNDT)
  • Chairman, WG 2 ("Displacement based design") of the fib (Federation Internationale du Beton)
  • Associate Editor of the Journal of Earthquake Engineering