Edoardo Cosenza

Professor of Structural Engineering, University of Naples Federico II

Born in Naples on 3 May 1958, married with 3 children.
Degree in Civil Transportation Engineering from the University of Naples ‘Federico II’ in February 1982 (maximum marks with honours).
PhD in Structural Engineering (Consorzio Napoli Federico II, Roma La Sapienza, Palermo, Calabria) at the University of Naples ‘Federico II’ from 1986 (thesis on “Overall ductility of earthquake-resistant steel structures”).
Researcher in Structural Engineering at the University of Salerno, 1986-1992.
Associate Professor of Prefabricated Structures at the University of Naples ‘Federico II’, 1992-1994.
Full Professor of Structural Engineering at the University of Naples ‘Federico II’ since 1994.
National Secretary of the Group of Italian Professors of Structural Engineering, 1995-2001.
Director of the Department of Analysis and Structural Design of the University of Naples ‘Federico II’ from 1997 to 2003.
Member of the Council of the Science and Technology Hub of the University of Naples ‘Federico II’, 1999-2000.
Chairman of the Degree Course in Civil Engineering, 2000-2002.
Rector’s Delegate for Building at the University of Naples ‘Federico II’ from September 2001 to 31 October 2005.
Head of the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Naples ‘Federico II’ from 1 November 2005 to May 2010.
Councillor for public works, land protection and civil defence of the Campania Region 2010-2015.
Member and Vice Chairman of the National Committee for Major Risks – Earthquake Risk Section – 2002-2006.
Member of the reporting commission for Technical Standards, Seismic reclassification of national territory, National Annexes for Eurocodes, May-July 2007, Ministry of Infrastructure (Rapporteur for the new technical standard DM 14.01.08).
Member of the Governing Council of GNDT (National Earthquake Protection Group) 2000-2005.
Associate member and subsequently full member of National Academy of Physics, Mathematics and Natural Sciences since December 2003.
Associate member and subsequently full member of the Accademia Pontaniana since December 2005.
Member of the Board of Directors of the Foundation “In nome della vita”, Honorary Chairman Cardinal Crescenzio Sepe, since September 2009.
Winner of ‘Guido Dorso’ International Award, Culture section, presented by the President of the Senate of the Republic, 2003.
Chairman of the Organising Committee of the 2nd International Congress of the FIB (International Federation for Structural Concrete), Naples 2006.
Chairman of the Italian FIB Group since 2004.
Chairman of SC UNI-Eurocode 8, 2007-2010.
Member of the CNR Evaluation Panel (for the Civil Engineering and Architecture Area), 2007-2008.
Head of the Seismic Risk Section of the Regional Centre of Expertise ‘Environmental Risk Analysis and Monitoring’ since 2002.
Founder and Chairman of the ReLuis University Consortium (Network of University Seismic Engineering Laboratories), which received 16 million euros funding from the Civil Defence Department, Presidency of the Council of Ministers, from May 2003 to December 2005.
Director of the MIUR Centre of Excellence at the University of Naples Federico II ‘Structural Composites for Innovative Applications’, funded in 2003 by MIUR (1,420,000 euros).
Author of around 400 scientific publications. Author or editor of 10 books with a circulation of more than 20,000 copies. He has spoken at more than 300 conferences in Italy and abroad.
A member of the Scientific Technical Commission for management of rapid reconstruction following the L’Aquila earthquake, 2009
Quality controller and consultant for major innovative structural works in seismic areas, including the Auditorium Oscar Niemeyer in Ravello, the Ospedale del Mare in Naples and the University Hospital in Germaneto - Catanzaro.


Thursday, 19 October: from 9.00 am to 7.00 pm
Friday, 20 October: from 9.00 am to 6.30 pm


Aldo Moro


Piazza Costituzione 6
40128 Bologna


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Tel. +39 051 282218
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