Dr. Giorgia Giardina 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.