Guido Magenes









Academic Position: Professor of Structural Engineering

Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering

University of Pavia

Office: Structures & Materials Division (ground floor)

Address: Via Adolfo Ferrata, 3 27100 Pavia – ITALY


Voice:  +39 0382 985402

Fax:     +39 0382 985589


Research area: Masonry structures

Courses: Seismic design, assessment and retrofit of masonry structures


Guido Magenes (b. 1963) since April 2015 is Full Professor of Structural Engineering at the University of Pavia, Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture (DICAr).

Since 2004 he is also collaborating with the EUCENTRE Foundation (European Centre for Training and Research in Earthquake Engineering) Pavia, where he is head of the Masonry structures division.

Guido Magenes has over 28 years research experience in the area of seismic analysis, design and assessment of structures, including extensive experimental activity. He has authored or co-
authored over 200 scientific papers in the field of structural engineering, with emphasis on masonry and reinforced concrete structures subjected to seismic and nonseismic loading.

His main research interest is the structural behaviour of masonry and reinforced concrete constructions and the relevant strategies and techniques of repair/rehabilitation/strengthening, with particular reference to seismic engineering.

He has been responsible of numerous research projects funded by public bodies such as MIUR (Ministry of University and Research), MAE (Ministry of Foreign Affairs), CNR (National Research Council), European Commission, Department of Civil Protection, Regional Authorities, and many
industrial partners (national and international).

For his contributions in the field of the seismic behavior of masonry structures he has been invited as a keynote speaker to several international conferences.