UCL Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering

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 interests focus on the response of structures to extreme loads; including the areas of earthquake engineering and structural robustness. My research vision focuses on integrating structural modeling, computational techniques, probabilistic concepts and experimental results into a coherent framework for the performance evaluation and design of structures chasing the urgent needs of modern societies for resilience and sustainability.

During my academic career, I collaborated within several large research projects addressing several issues related to the structural design and assessment. My research expertise covers the areas of seismic design and retrofit, seismic response and risk evaluation, smart structural details, resilience and robustness of structural systems which involves analytical and probabilistic studies, numerical simulations and large scale structural tests.


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


I received my Master Degree in Civil Engineering in October 2008 and Doctoral degree in Structural and Infrastructural Engineering in March 2012 from the University of Ancona (Italy). In 2010 and 2011 I was a visiting scholar at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of Rice University of Houston (USA). In 2012 I was a research fellow at the University of Camerino and in 2013 and 2014 I was a Post-Doctoral researcher of University of Trento (Italy). 

In 2015 I was awarded with a Marie-Curie Fellowship and from September of the same year I was a Research Fellow at the University of Warwick (UK). 

From September 2017, I am appointed as a Lecturer in Structural Design in the UCL's Department of Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering (CEGE).