PhD Awards


Edition 2016 Edition 2014

PhD Student Award Edition 2016

Innovation in Concrete Structures and Cementitious Materials


The II Edition of the PhD Student Award "Innovation in Concrete Structures and Cementitious Materials" aims at favoring the mutual understanding and cooperation between Building Industry and Professions and young Reasearchers.

The initiative was organized by the ACI Italy Chapter and it was supported by Federbeton. It consisted in the acknoledgment of the best three PhD theses about concrete structures and materials.

The competition was addressed to the PhD and PhD Students who defended their theses in 2014, 2015 and 2016.

Long abstracts were judged by a Scientific Committee and the accepted long abstracts are collected in a volume.

Scientific Committee

  • Prof. Luca Bertolini - Politecnico di Milano
  • Prof. Luigi Coppola - Università di Bergamo - ACI Italy Chapter
  • Prof. Pietro Gambarova - Politecnico di Milano - ACI Italy Chapter
  • Prof.ssa Livia La Mendola - Università di Palermo
  • Prof. Annibale Luigi Materazzi - Università di Perugia
  • Eng. Luca Turri - Federbeton
  • Winners

  • Isabella Colombo (Politecnico di Milano)
  • Irene Finozzi (Università di Firenze e di Braunschweig-D)
  • Forood Torabian (Politecnico di Milano)
  • Special mentions

  • Matteo Breveglieri (Università di Ferrara e del Minho-P)
  • Thomaz Butignol (Politecnico di Milano)
  • Bruno Dallago (Politecnico di Milano)
  • Iolanda Del Prete (Università di Napoli «Federico II»)
  • Jacopo Donnini (Università Politecnica delle Marche - AN)
  • Fabio Macobatti (Università di Brescia)
  • Andrea Tinini (Università di Brescia)
  • Partecipants to the 2nd edition of PhD Student Award

  • Breveglieri Matteo - Università di Ferrara (XXVI)
    Shear strengthening of RC beams using the embedded through-section technique
  • Cefis Nicola - Politecnico di Milano (XXVIII)
    Mechanical effects of sulfate attack on concrete: experimental characterization and modeling
  • Cimmino Maddalena - Università di Napoli Federico II - (XXVIII)
    Seismic retrofit of precast structures
  • Chilwesa Masuzyo - Università di Brescia (XXVIII)
    MDrying shrinkage cracking of concrete overlays used for structural repair and rehabilitation
  • Colombo Isabella - Politecnico di Milano (XXVIII)
    Multilayer Precast Façade Panels: Structural Optimization for Energy Retrofitting
  • Dal Lago Bruno - Politecnico di Milano (XXVI)
    Seismic Performance of Precast Structures with Dissipative Cladding-Panel Connections
  • De Risi Maria Teresa - Università di Napoli Federico II (XXVII)
    Seismic performance assessment of R.C. Buildings accounting for structural and non-structural elements
  • Del Prete Iolanda - Università di Napoli Federico II (XXVII)
    NSM FRP strengthening RC beams using high Tg FRPs & cementitious adhesives - Response at ambient and elevated temperature
  • Del Vecchio Ciro - Università di Napoli fedico II (XXVII)
    Seismic behavior of poorly detailed beam-column joints retrofitted with frp systems: experimental investigation and analytical modeling
  • Donnini Jacopo - Università Politecnica delle Marche (XIV NS)
    Study of enhanced fiber reinforced cementitious matrix (FRCM) systems for structural rehabilitation
  • Fadda Maria Luisa - Univerisità di Cagliari (XXVIII)
    Giudizio immediato sullo stato di degrado dei ponti in c.a. basato su indagini low-cost
  • Fain Elisa - Politecnico di Milano (XXVII)
    Comportamento e durabilità delle strutture miste in area archeologica. Il Tempio di Apollo Pizio all'Acropoli di Rodi
  • Faleschini Flora - Università di Padova (XXVII)
    Techniques for sustainable building materials production: Recycling in concrete industry
  • Fascetti Alessandro - Università di roma (XXVIII)
    Random Lattice Particle Modeling of Fracture Processes in Cementitious Materials
  • Finozzi Irene Barbara Nina - Università di Firenze (XXVII)
    Structural response of corrosion damaged RC members: numerical analyses and experimental investigation
  • Forood Torobian Isfahan - Poliecnico di Milano (XXVIII)
    Modification of durability properties of cement composites by nanoparticles
  • Irico Sara - Università del Piemonte Orientale (XXVIII)
    Study and development of multifunctional cement-based materials
  • Krelani Visar - Politecnico di Milano (XXVI)
    Self- Healing Capacity of Cementitious Composites
  • Macobatti Fabio - Università di Brescia (XXVII)
    Experimental and numerical study of early-age cracking in retrofitting of existing RC structures
  • Messina Francesco - Univeristà di Napoli Parthenope (XXVIII)
    Sustainable structural composites: the threefold strategy of waste reuse/stabilization, clinker reduction in high performance concrete and innovation through alkali activated binders/geopolymers
  • Mobili Alessandra - Università Politecnica delle Marche (XXVIII)
    Geopolymeric and cementitious mortars for buildings: comparison at the same strength class
  • Nardinocchi Alessandro - Università Politecnica delle Marche (XIV NS)
    Advanced cement-based composites: study of the synergic effect between fiber-reincorcement and expansive agent
  • Natali Maria Elena - Università di BOlogna (XXVIII)
    A comprehensive study of fly ash based geopolymers activated at room temperature
  • Nestovito Gianluca - Università di Napoli Parthenope (XXVII)
    Seismic response of an existing viaduct in Italy
  • Passoni Chiara - Università di Bergamo (XXVIII)
    Holistic renovation of existing RC buildings: a framework for possible integrated structural interventions
  • Pepe Marco - Università di Salerno (XXVII)
    A Conceptual Model for Designing Recycled Aggregate Concrete for Structural Applications
  • Spagnuolo Simone - Università di Roma (XXVIII)
    Evolution of GFRP rebars: Tunnel applications
  • Teixeira Buttignol Eduardo - Politecnico di Milano (XXVIII)
    On the Load-Induced Thermal Strains in Plain and Steel Fiber-Reinforced Concrete Subjected to Uniaxial Loading
  • Tinnini Andrea - Università di Brescia (XXVIII)
    Investigating Existing Beams and Slabs Experiencing  Flexure and Shear Deficiency
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