From 20 March 2015 to 3 April 2015，Prof.Giuseppe Marano from Technical University of Bari, Italy and Prof. Giorgio Monti from La Sapienza University, Italy as well as Hunan University, China visited our SIBERC. Some wonderful lectures have been given by them. In the afternoon of 25 March, Prof. Giuseppe Marano gave a lecture on the topic of "Structural Optimization" and Prof. Giorgio Monti gave a lecture on the topic of "Reliability of Structures" for postgraduate students of SIBERC. On 27 March, Prof. Giorgio Monti gave a lecture with the title of "Seismic retrofitting of a strategic building through base isolation and translation" for undergraduate students from College of Civil Engineering, Fuzhou University.
During their stay in SIBERC, they paid a visit to the laboratories of our college as well as some bridges designed by SIBERC in Fuzhou University and discussed with our professors by exchanging ideas and exploring potential cooperation fields in the near future. In order to promote the academic exchanges and cooperation between Fuzhou University and Technical University of Bari, external expert agreement was signed by Prof. Giuseppe Marano and SIBERC. We all believe that it will push forward the development of civil engineering. Prof. Giuseppe Marano also provided a useful self-programmed software PROVER beta for free.（Software for design and assessment ofreinforced concrete sections, including ductility check. Menus in Chinese,English and Italian.Comments and requests are very welcome!）
Prof. Giuseppe Marano
Technical University of Bari, Italy
Prof.Giuseppe Marano is a full time professor at the Department of Architectural and Civil Engineering Science, Technical University of Bari and a visiting professor of Hunan University. He is a consultant on analysis and design of steel-concrete structures for Metal.Ri snc and a consultant on structural optimization for Soft.Lab - software partnership as well as a consultant on bridges vulnerability analysis with IGEP srl. His main research topics are on random vibrations, seismic engineering, structural optimization, structural identification, concrete technology, uncertainty in structural analysis and soft computing in structural design; He has about 50 papers published on the international journals. He has lots of research projects as main investigator/scientific leader. For example: He is the principle investigator of research contract: "procedure di calcolo, verifica edottimizzazione delle tipologie speciali ed ordinarie di travi reticolari miste (analysis, verification and optimization of ordinary and special mixed steel/concrete reticular beams)". Project funded by metal.ri snc for 105,000,00€.
Prof. Giorgio Monti
La Sapienza University, Italy. Hunan University, China.
Prof.Giorgio Monti has a Master of Science from the University of California at Berkeley, a PhD from the University of Roma La Sapienza. He is full Professor at the Sapienza University of Roma. His scientific activity focuses on seismic modeling and analysis of reinforced concrete structure, assessment of existing structures, strengthening techniques with innovative materials (FRP), strategies for the preservation of historical city centers, and reliability analysis of structures and infrastructure. He has co-authored more than 250 papers. He has coordinated several national and international projects in seismic assessment and international cooperation inhigher education. He has scientific collaborations with Institutions in Europe,China, the USA, and Australia. Since 2007, he has been visiting professor at the University of California at Davis. He participated in the Commission that issued the new Italian Seismic Code and he is in the Coordinating Group that produced the new Italian FRP code.