Alessandro Dazio received his Ph.D. from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich in 2000 with a thesis on design and detailing of RC-wall buildings under seismic action advised by Hugo Bachmann and Tom Paulay. Afterwards he joined the University of California, San Diego as a post-graduate researcher where he worked with Frieder Seible on the large scale proof tests for the new San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, on blast tests on reinforced concrete bridge decks and on the design verification of the new Gilman-I/5 advanced technology bridge.
From August 2003 to January 2010 he was chair of Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics at the Institute of Structural Engineering of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich. Since beginning of 2010 he is the deputy director of the ROSE School and coordinator of the Reinforced Concrete research area of the EUCENTRE Foundation. His research is focused on the experimental, numerical and analytical investigation of the seismic behaviour of reinforced concrete and masonry structures.