Risk and Resilience Engineering of Natural, Industrial and Built Environments

Coordinator of the Curriculum

Prof. Serena Cattari (DICCA, Università di Genova)

Research Lines

The research lines can be broadly classified in the following areas:

  • Studies to assess and tackle risks arising from:

    • natural hazards such as earthquakes, landslides, extreme weather and climate events

    • anthropic activities such as pluvial floodings, deep excavations, explosions, landfills and waste management, vehicle and human collision, multimodal transportation of hazardous materials, oil and HNS spills

    • industrial activities with chemical and process hazards

  • Studies to assess the impacts (i.e. economic, social and environmental consequences) on:

    • the natural environment such as atmosphere, soil and subsoil, fluvial and coastal environment

    • industrial and civil buildings (including the monumental ones)

    • the infrastructure and equipment related to transportation of people, goods and energy

  • Tools to plan and support mitigation policies

  • Loss assessment

  • Emergency, recovery and safety management