Luigi Di Sarno
University of Liverpool
Luigi Di Sarno
Dr Luigi Di Sarno is senior lecturer in structural design at the University of Liverpool.
Since 2002, he has also held the position of visiting professor in the Mid-America Earthquake Center, headquarters at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA. In addition, he has been an honorary member of staff at the College of Engineering, University of Bristol, UK, since 2011, plus is adjunct professor in seismic engineering at INTEC, Dominican Republic.
Dr Di Sarno’s research interests include:
- analysis, design and retrofitting of critical structures and infrastructure,
- use of innovative low-carbon materials for sustainable and resilient infrastructure,
- engineering solutions for climate change adaptation, and
- advanced experimental testing and numerical simulations, including digital twins for asset management.
He has authored about 250 research publications, including refereed journals, conference papers, research reports, book chapters and field investigation reports. He has also co-authored with Professor A.S. Elnashai the international textbook: ‘Fundamentals of Earthquake Engineering’, edited by Wiley & Sons.
Dr Di Sarno is reviewer for several international journals dealing with structural analysis and design, seismic assessment and vulnerability. He is also part of the editorial board of international journals dealing with structural engineering.
In terms of networks, Dr Di Sarno is member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Performance Based Design for Structures Committee, as well as its Seismic Effects on Structures Committee. He is also part of the prestigious Disaster Management Advisory Group of the Pan-American Health Organisation, part of the World Health Organisation. Additionally, he is a member of Working Group 11 of the European Association for Earthquake Engineering dealing with the seismic design of bridges, plus a member of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction of the United Nations.
Dr Di Sarno is leader of the Civil Infrastructure Research Cluster in the School of Engineering. He is also global consultant in disaster risk analysis and response mitigations.