Damage Detection of Large Scale Structures under Seismic Ground Motions
Maura Imbimbo is Associate Professor of Structural Analysis and Design at the University of Cassino. She received a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley and a Ph.D. in Structural Engineering from the University of Naples Federico II. From 1996 to 2003 she received fellowships and grants from the Italian Ministry of University and Scientific Research and from the Italian National Research Council (C.N.R.). In Fall 2004 she was a Fellow at Columbia's Italian Academy; in 2002 and 2003 she was visiting scholar at the Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics of Columbia University; and during 2000 she was visiting scholar at the Departamento de Ingeniería de la Construcción, Unversitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain. She was the local manager for the research project "R.C. structural elements strengthened in shear by FRP: theoretical and experimental modeling and structural health monitoring," supported by the Italian Ministry of University and Scientific Research. She was a member of the Scientific Committee for doctoral theses and the Tribunal for doctoral theses at the Departamento de Ingeniería de la Construcción, Unversitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain (2002-2003). She is the author of more than 60 papers published in international technical journals and conference proceedings. Her main research areas are base isolation, innovative material (FRP) for the strengthening of structures, modeling and analysis of masonry structures, dynamic identification and health monitoring.