• University of Huddersfield
    HD1 3DH

    United Kingdom

Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

The use of Titanium in earthquake engineering
Sustainability methods to reinforce masonry and timber
Thermal insulation mortars for reduction of emissions of masonry buildings

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Personal profile


Professor Marco Corrradi has a PhD from the University of Perugia, Italy. Marco's background is in structural engineering, having gained an undergraduate degree in earthquake engineering at the University of Perugia. He is actually a Full Professor in Civil Engineering at Huddersfield University. Prior to joining Huddersfield in his current post, he had repeated stays at Perugia University. In 1997-1998 he was a researcher at the ISRIM (Higher Research and Training Institute for Special Materials and Advanced Technologies). Marco has been appointed as a Departmental Lecturer in Structural Engineering at Perugia University in 2005, continuing to lend his extensive experience in earthquake engineering and retrofit methods of existing structures. From 2005 to 2013, he was also responsible of the Structures Laboratory of the University of Perugia. In 2013 he was appointed to a lectureship (Senior Lecturer) in the Department of Mechanical and Construction Engineering of the University of Northumbria at Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK, and he was promoted to Associate Professor in 2016. At Northumbria University, professor Corradi was also Head of Civil Engineering. His research is distinctively interdisciplinary and has engaged closely and collaboratively with humanities: he is noted for his work on new materials, historic buildings and monuments, natural fibres, masonry and timber structures, mechanical characterization and study of long-term behavior of advanced materials for structural applications. He lectured at the International Centre of Sangemini Preservation Studies, Italy. Marco is an appointed Member of the Academy Raffaello, Italy, History Society for Umbria (Deputazione Storia Patria) and the Order of Malta. He is an Editor of Construction and Building Materials (Elsevier) and he was the Chairman of the Northern Counties Committee of the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE) in 2020-2022. In addition, he sits on the editorial boards of several scientific journals (Journal of Composites for Construction (ASCE), Materials, Int. J. of Masonry Research and Innovation and 3 more international journals). He is author of 287 articles and 4 books. He is a fellow of IStructE and the Higher Education Academy (HEA). He sits in several standardisation committes in UK, EU and US (British standards, RILEM, masonry society, etc.)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Seismic reinforcement of masonry with composite materials, University of Perugia

Award Date: 7 Feb 2002

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Masonry structures
  • Earthquake engineering
  • Timber
  • Aluminium
  • Structural Analysis

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