Paolo Gardoni

Paolo Gardoni
Paolo Gardoni
  • Alfredo H. Ang Family Professor in CEE
  • Director, MAE Center
  • Co-Director, Societal Risk and Hazard Mitigation Program
  • Excellence Faculty Scholar in Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Professor
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Primary Research Area

  • Structural Engineering

Research Areas

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Biography

Paolo Gardoni is the Alfredo H. Ang Family Professor and an Excellence Faculty Scholar in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in the Grainger College of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is a Professor in the Department of Biomedical and Translational Sciences in the Carle Illinois College of Medicine, and a Fellow of the Office of Risk Management & Insurance Research in the Gies College of Business at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prof. Gardoni has several international courtesy appointments including at Loughborough University in the UK, and the Harbin Institute of Technology and Jianghan University both in China.

Prof. Gardoni is the Director of the MAE Center, which focuses on creating a Multi-hazard Approach to Engineering and was created through NSF Engineering Research Center funding. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the international journal Reliability Engineering and System Safety published by Elsevier, and the founder and former Editor-in-Chief of the international journal Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure published by Taylor and Francis Group. He also serves on the Editorial Board of 8 other journals and as the Associate Editor of 3 journals.

Prof. Gardoni is a member of the Board of Governors of the Engineering Mechanics Institute (EMI) of the American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE), the Probabilistic Methods Committee (PMC) of the EMI, the Board of Directors of the International Civil Engineering Risk and Reliability Association (CERRA), the Advisory Council of the International Forum on Engineering Decision Making (IFED), and several national and international committees and associations that focus on risk, reliability, and resilience analysis.

His research interests include probabilistic mechanics; reliability, risk and life cycle analysis; decision-making under uncertainty; performance assessment of deteriorating systems; modeling of natural hazards and societal impact; ethical, social and legal dimensions of risk; optimal strategies for natural hazard mitigation and disaster recovery; and engineering ethics. Prof. Gardoni is the author of over 200 refereed journal papers, 28 book chapters, and 9 edited volumes, and has delivered over 60 invited, plenary, and keynote lectures. He has received over $50 million in research funding from multiple national and international agencies including the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Qatar National Research Funds (QNRF), the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), and the United States Army Corps of Engineers.

Prof. Gardoni is the 2021 recipient of the prestigious Alfredo Ang Award on Risk Analysis and Management of Civil Infrastructure from the American Society of Civil Engineers. The award was given for his contributions to risk, reliability, and resilience analysis, and his leadership in these fields. Prof. Gardoni has graduated 26 PhD students and 33 Master students. Several of his former students now hold faculty positions in the USA and around the world.

Education

  • Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, University of California, Berkeley (2002)
  • Master of Arts in Statistics, University of California, Berkeley (2001)
  • Master of Engineering in Structural Engineering, University of Tokyo, Japan (1997)
  • Laurea (equivalent to BS and MS) in Structural Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Italy (1997)

Academic Positions

  • Professor (courtesy appointment), School of Environmental and Civil Engineering, Jianghan University, Wuhan, China (2022-Present)
  • Professor of Structural Engineering and Societal Risk Mitigation (courtesy appointment), School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering, Loughborough University, UK (2021-Present)
  • Alfredo H. Ang Family Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2020–Present)
  • Fellow, Office of Risk Management & Insurance Research, Gies College of Business, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2019-2021)
  • Professor (courtesy appointment), Carle Illinois College of Medicine, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2018-Present)
  • Professor (courtesy appointment), Department of Civil Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, Weihai, China (2017-2021)
  • Excellence Faculty Scholar in Civil and Environmental Engineering (2016-Present)
  • Professor with Tenure, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2015-Present)
  • Director, MAE Center, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2013-Present)
  • Associate Professor with Tenure, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2012-2015)
  • Visiting Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Princeton University (2010-2011)
  • Associate Professor with Tenure, Zachry Department of Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University (2009-2012)
  • Assistant Professor, Zachry Department of Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University (2004-2009)

Journal Editorships

  • Editor-in-Chief, Reliability Engineering and System Safety, Elsevier (2020-Present)
  • Founding Editor and Member of the Editorial Board, Journal of Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure, Taylor and Francis Group (2020-Present)
  • Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure, Taylor and Francis Group (2015-2020)
  • Members of the Editorial Board, Sustainable Marine Structures (2019-Present)
  • Members of the Editorial Board, Applied Sciences (2019-Present)
  • Members of the Editorial Board, Structures and Infrastructure Engineering (2018-Present)
  • Members of the Editorial Board, Structural Safety (2017-Present)
  • Members of the Editorial Board, International Journal of Earthquake and Impact Engineering (2016-Present)
  • Members of the Editorial Board, ASCE-ASME Journal of Risk and Uncertainty Analysis (2013-Present)
  • Associate Editor, Structures and Infrastructure Engineering (2018-Present)
  • Associate Editor, ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering (2010-Present)

Professional Societies

  • Liaison for Technical Committee on Probabilistic Methods of the Engineering Mechanics Institute (EMI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) (2022–Present)
  • Liaison for Technical Committee on Objective Resilience of the Engineering Mechanics Institute (EMI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) (2022–Present)
  • Member of Board of Governors of the Engineering Mechanics Institute (EMI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) (2021–Present)
  • Member of the Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) (2020 – Present)
  • Member of the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE), Task Group TG1.8 - Design Requirements for Infrastructure Resilience (2020-Present)
  • Member of the the International Scientific Advisory Board for Next Generation Infrastructures, TU Delft (2019-Present)
  • Member of the External Scientific Committee of the Department of Civil, Environmental & Mechanical Engineering, University of Trento, Italy (2018-Present)
  • Member of the International Society of Catastrophe Managers (ISCM) (2018-Present)
  • International Member of the Center on Safety and Reliability Engineering of Infrastructure Systems at the Shandong Jianzhu University, Jinan, China (2018-Present)
  • Member of the Joint Committee on Structural Safety (JCSS) special task force on sustainability and resilience of the built environment (2017-Present)
  • Member of the International Association for Bridge Maintenance and Safety (IABMAS) (2017-Present)
  • Member of the International Association for Life-Cycle Civil Engineering (IALCCE) (2017-Present)
  • Member Advisory Council, International Forum on Engineering Decision Making (IFED) (2016-Present)
  • Member Board of Directors, International Civil Engineering Risk and Reliability Association (CERRA) (2015-Present)
  • Member of the Engineering Mechanics Institute (EMI) of the of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) (2012-Present)
  • Member of the Online Ethics Center for Engineering and Research sponsored by the National Academy of Engineering (2010-Present)
  • Member of the International Association for Structural Safety and Reliability (IASSAR) Subcommittee 3 on Structural Reliability and Optimization (2008-Present)
  • Member of the International Civil Engineering Risk and Reliability Association (CERRA) (2007-Present)
  • Member of the ASCE Probabilistic Methods Committee (PMC), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) (2005-Present)

Service on Campus Committees

  • Senator, Faculty Senate, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2014-2016)
  • Co-organizer, Illinois Inequality Initiative, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2013-Present)

Research Interests

  • Sustainable and resilient infrastructure
  • Reliability, risk and life cycle analysis
  • Decision making under uncertainty
  • Performance assessment of deteriorating systems
  • Modeling of natural hazards and societal impact
  • Extreme events modelling and loss analysis for insurance purposes and catastrophe bond pricing
  • Ethical, social, and legal dimensions of risk
  • Optimal strategies for natural hazard mitigation and disaster recovery
  • Impacts of climate change
  • Engineering ethics

Research Statement

Prof. Gardoni's research interests include probabilistic mechanics; reliability, risk and life cycle analysis; decision-making under uncertainty; performance assessment of deteriorating systems; modeling of natural hazards and societal impact; ethical, social and legal dimensions of risk; optimal strategies for natural hazard mitigation and disaster recovery; and engineering ethics.

Primary Research Area

  • Structural Engineering

Research Areas

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Selected Articles in Journals

Magazine Articles

  • Cai, X. and Gardoni, P., (2015). “Preparing for the Worst,” The Huffington Post’s series on “What’s Working: Sustainable Development Goals,” in conjunction with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Teaching Honors

  • Ranked as Outstanding by Students in Spring 2021, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2021)
  • Ranked as Outstanding by Students in Spring 2018, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2018)
  • Named to the Spring 2018 "List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students," University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2018)
  • Named to the Spring 2017 "List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students," University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2017)
  • Named to the Fall 2015 "List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students," University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2015)
  • Named to the Spring 2015 "List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students," University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2015)
  • Ranked as Outstanding by Students in Fall 2013, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2013)
  • Named to the Fall 2013 "List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students," University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2013)
  • Named to the Spring 2013 “List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students,” University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2013)
  • Dick and Joyce Birdwell Endowed Teaching Award, Zachry Department of Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University (2007)
  • Excellence in Civil Engineering Education Teaching (ExCEEd) Fellowship, American Society of Civil Engineers (2005)

Research Honors

  • ASCE Alfredo Ang Award on Risk Analysis and Management of Civil Infrastructure (2021)
  • Best Paper Award , ASCE Journal of Sustainable Water in the Built Environment (2021)
  • Telford Premium Prize (2019)
  • Top Scholar Abroad Visiting Fund (2018)
  • Excellence Faculty Scholar in Civil and Environmental Engineering (2016)
  • Engineering Council Outstanding Advising Award, College of Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2014)
  • TEES Select Young Faculty Award, Dwight Look College of Engineering, Texas A&M University (2007)

Other Honors

  • Danish Center for Applied Mathematics and Mechanics Scholarship, Danish Research Academy (Summer 2000)
  • Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials Fellowship, University of California, Berkeley (2000-2001)
  • Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials Fellowship, University of California, Berkeley (1999-2000)
  • Mombusho Scholarship, Ministry of Education, Science, Sports and Culture, Japan (1995-1997)