Giorgia Giardina

Job title
Assistant Professor in Geo-monitoring and Data Analytics, CiTG, TU Delft
Dr Giorgia Giardina is a is an assistant professor in Geo-monitoring and Data Analytics at the Department of Geoscience and Engineering of the Delft University of Technology.  Her research aims at increasing urban resilience through the evaluation of buildings and infrastructure vulnerability. By integrating remote sensing data, experimental testing and computational modelling, she analyses the response of existing structures to urbanisation, earthquakes and climate change effects.

Prior to joining the TU Delft, she was a lecturer at the University of Bath, a visiting professor at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a Research Associate and a Junior Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge, and she was awarded a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship. She is a member of the Earthquake Engineering Field Investigation Team (EEFIT) committee and the International Scientific Committee on the Analysis and Restoration of Structures of Architectural Heritage (ISCARSAH) committee. 

In collaboration with NASA, she developed an integrated InSAR monitoring and structural assessment procedure for the evaluation of tunnelling-induced damage to structures. Her research interests include remote sensing and computational modelling, climate change resilience, risk and damage assessment, heritage protection, seismic vulnerability an retrofitting, tunnelling and underground excavations, and settlement-induced structural damage.

Relevant publications:

  • Giardina, G, Milillo, P, DeJong, MJ, Perissin, D and Milillo, G 2019, Evaluation of InSAR monitoring data for post-tunnelling settlement damage assessment, Structural Control and Health Monitoring, 26, 2
  • Giardina, G, Marini, A, Riva, P and Giuriani, E 2019, Analysis of a scaled stone masonry façade subjected to differential settlements, International Journal of Architectural Heritage, Engineering Structures
  • Giardina, G, DeJong, MJ, Chalmers, B, Ormond, B and Mair, RJ 2018, A comparison of current analytical methods for predicting soil-structure interaction due to tunnelling, Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology, 79, 319-333
  • Giardina, G, Hendriks, MAN and Rots, JG 2015, Damage functions for the vulnerability assessment of masonry buildings subjected to tunneling, Journal of Structural Engineering, vol 141, no. 9, 04014212
  • Giardina, G, Hendriks, MAN and Rots, JG 2015, Sensitivity study on tunnelling induced damage to a masonry façade, Engineering Structures, vol 89, pp. 111-129 
  • Giardina, G, van de Graaf, AV, Hendriks, MAN, Rots, JG and Marini, A 2013, Numerical analysis of a masonry façade subject to tunnelling-induced settlements, Engineering Structures, vol 54, pp. 234-247
  • Giardina, G, Marini, A, Hendriks, MAN, Rots, JG, Rizzardini, F and Giuriani, E 2012, Experimental analysis of a masonry façade subject to tunnelling-induced settlement, Engineering Structures, vol 45, pp. 421-434 
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