Keynote Speaker

Dr. Marco Domaneschi

Dr. Marco Domaneschi

Department of Structural, Geotechnical and Building Engineering, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Speech Title: Sustainable and Resilient Retrofit Strategies in Civil Structures and Infrastructures

Abstract: The keynote is focused on the implementation of innovative design and optimization strategies for solving multi-criteria problems, in which the structural design of civil buildings complies with the sustainability goals of this century. Moreover, resilience aspects in structure and infrastructures will be discussed with reference to monitoring and control.

The first part of the discussion will include also the Greece's Polyfytos viaduct, the nation's second-longest bridge spanning 1,372 meters, renowned also for providing access to key power plants in South-East Europe. The study has interdisciplinary aspects, considering not only different technological solutions but also LCA and LCC, along with a study of quantifying the resilience of the different solutions under investigation. Thus, the focus in reinforcement and retrofitting solutions is not purely on technical aspects but associates considerations related to economic and environmental costs, and the overall resilience of the solution. So the design proposal that emerges is characterized by a holistic and multidisciplinary approach for transportation infrastructure that in many countries around the world is facing these kinds of issues related to aging and capacity degradation.

The second part of the discussion will focus on a Genetic Algorithm and the well-known one-dimensional bin packing problem (BPP) within a structural optimization process for civil engineering structures. The Objective Function formulation lies in a marked change of the paradigm, in which the target function is represented by the amount of steel required by the factory instead of the structural cost (e.g. weight). The proposed approach is tested on different steel structures with an increasing number of pieces moving from 2D truss beams to 3D domes. The comparison between the traditional minimum-weight approach and the proposed one has been provided for each case study, highlighting economic and environmental benefits deriving from the latter one.

Biography: Dr. Marco Domaneschi is Assistant Professor and lecturer of courses in Earthquake Engineering and Structural Design (since 2016) at Politecnico di Torino. He graduated at University of Pavia in Civil Engineering, specialization at UPC Barcelona. He was a professional structural engineer and consultant for special structures (3 years), and also a consultant in mechanical and computational engineering for industry (8 years). He had his PhD in civil engineering at the University of Pavia (2006). He was associate researcher and adjunct professor in Structural Engineering courses at Politecnico di Milano (2007-2016). He is Associate Editor of the Journal of Vibration and Control SAGE, Associate Editor of Bridge Engineering of The Institution of Civil Engineers UK, and Associate Editor of Frontiers in Built Environment. He is Editorial Board Member of Advances in Eng. Software ELSEVIER, J Traffic and Transportation Eng. ELSEVIER, J Building Pathology and Rehabilitation SPRINGER, Structural Monitoring and Maintenance TECHNO-PRESS, and Bridge Eng. - ICE (2014-2022). He is reviewer for several journals, speaker, session chair, editorial board member and organizer of more than 20 conferences. He is holder of patents, registered and under evaluation. He received Takuji Kobori Prize 2014 and other research awards. He is scientific leader and participant in commercial and public research programs. He is author of more than 70 journal publications, 130 papers to conference proceedings, 1 book and some chapters. He is member of professional and research societies EACS, IABMAS, ISHMII, SPONSE, SISCON (, ArtIStE ( He is included in "World's Top 2% Scientists" list, Stanford University - Elsevier.