About Domenico Gallipoli


Prof. Domenico Gallipoli, PhD MEng

Professor Domenico Gallipoli was awarded a Master Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Naples Federico II (Italy) and a PhD from the University of Glasgow (UK). He started his career as a post-doctoral researcher at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (Spain) funded by a “Marie Curie” Fellowship of the EU. After that, he obtained his first permanent post as Lecturer at the University of Durham (UK) and subsequently moved back to the University of Glasgow where he was appointed Senior Lecturer and later promoted to Reader. He then moved to France where he was Professor at the University of Pau and Pays de l'Adour (France) working on sustainable construction and building materials with low embodied energy. Since 2020 he is Full Professor of Geotechnical Engineering at the University of Genoa in Italy. Prof. Gallipoli’s research activity has been funded by the EU, industry and public agencies in the UK and France. Prof. Gallipoli has participated in several international collaborative research projects, including 3 “Marie Curie” Networks funded by the EU (1 as coordinator and 2 as partner). He has been examiner of PhD degrees at universities worldwide including the Imperial College, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, the Trinity College, the University of New South Wales, the École Nationale des Travaux Publics de l'État, the Universidad de Los Andes and the Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha. He has been seconded for 21 months to industries in Germany, Austria and Italy to develop commercial systems for measuring capillary water tension in soils. Prof. Gallipoli is scientific consultant of the Finnish firm B+Tech Oy, for which he has reviewed technical reports about the design of underground nuclear waste repositories. Prof. Gallipoli has also been reviewer of research grant applications submitted to the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR), the British Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the Czech Science Foundation (GAČR).

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