Gardoni appointed Visiting Professor at Loughborough University

7/16/2021 11:11:59 AM

Paolo Gardoni
Paolo Gardoni

Professor Paolo Gardoni has been appointed Visiting Professor in Structural Engineering and Societal Risk Mitigation at Loughborough University’s School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering. Gardoni will support undergraduate and postgraduate programs, with seminars on Engineering Risk Analysis, Reliability Analysis and Engineering Ethics. Loughborough is located in Leicestershire, U.K.

“I am thrilled by the opportunity to collaborate with faculty and students at Loughborough University,” Gardoni said. “We share the same passion for first-class education and ground-breaking research. I am convinced that this partnership will be mutually beneficial.”

Gardoni's appointment began on July 1, 2021. 

Gardoni joined the CEE at Illinois faculty in 2012, where he is the Alfredo H. Ang Family Professor, Director of the MAE Center, an Excellence Faculty Scholar in Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Co-Director of the Societal Risk and Hazard Mitigation program. He is also 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 and Insurance Research in the University of Illinois Gies College of Business.  He serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the international journal Reliability Engineering and System Safety published by Elsevier.  

Gardoni’s research interests include probabilistic mechanics; 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; ethical, social and legal dimensions of risk; optimal strategies for natural hazard mitigation and disaster recovery; impact of climate change; and engineering ethics. See Gardoni’s full profile here.