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Dr Fabio Freddi

Dr Fabio Freddi

Lecturer in Structural Design for MEng Engineering and Architectural Design

Dept of Civil, Environ &Geomatic Eng

Faculty of Engineering Science

Joined UCL
1st Sep 2017

Research summary

My research focuses on leading-edge structural engineering and the response of structures to extreme loads, including the areas of Earthquake Engineering and Structural Robustness. My research vision integrates structural modelling, computational techniques, large-scale experimental testing and probabilistic concepts into a coherent framework for the performance evaluation and design of innovative structures chasing the urgent needs of modern societies for resilience and sustainability.

Our research is supported by National and International funding bodies such as the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), British Council, Royal Society, European Commission, Chinese Scholarship Council (CSC), UK-India Education and Research Initiative (UKIERI), Government of India, Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologia (CONACYT), and several Industrial Collaborators.

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Teaching summary

I am the Programme Director of the MSc in ‘Earthquake Engineering with Disaster Management’ (EEDM) at UCL. This programme combines specialist structural and earthquake engineering knowledge with an advanced understanding of resilience and risk modelling for natural hazards. The programme is designed to produce engineers who are able to work in the civil and structural engineering sector, as well as taking roles in risk and catastrophe modelling or disaster management.


Moreover, I am highly involved in the development, planning and management of the MEng in ‘Engineering & Architectural Design’ (EAD) Programme. My teaching within the EAD aims at developing student’s intuition on structural engineering problems within an Architecture’s environment.



University College London
Other Postgraduate qualification (including professional), ATQ03 - Recognised by the HEA as a Fellow | 2018


I am a Lecturer in Structural Design at the University College London (UCL)’s Department of Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering (CEGE), UK. Prior to joining UCL, I have worked as Marie-Curie Fellowship at the University of Warwick (UK), as a Post-Doctoral researcher at the University of Trento (Italy), as a research fellow at the University of Camerino (Italy), and as visiting scholar at Rice University (Houston, TX, USA).

I earned my PhD in Structural and Infrastructural Engineering at the Università of Ancona, Italy, in March 2012.