Carlo Oliveiri

I joined the Form Finding Lab in November 2022 as Visiting Researcher. I received my Ph.D. in Structural Engineering at the University of Salerno, where I am an Assistant Professor, in collaboration with the University of California, Berkeley.  In 2016, I received my MSc in Building Engineering and Architecture at the University of Salerno.  After graduation, I worked as Structural Engineer and Assistant Project Manager for an International General Contractor, where I was involved in relevant international projects. Thanks to these experiences, I acquired strong skills in the structural design of reinforced concrete and steel structures, the structural assessment and retrofitting of ancient masonry buildings, and complex project management. Indeed, among other projects, I was the Construction Manager for a stadium in Italy. During my PhD, I developed new strategies for the assessment and form-finding of complex curved structures using the membrane theory and an extension of the classical Thrust Line method to special structures called Linear Arch Static Analysis. This new methodology opens new possibilities to examine the complex topic represented by curved masonry and concrete constructions. I also investigated the dynamics of masonry arches subjected to ground motion from a theoretical and physical perspective. His research is currently directed towards new optimisation strategies for purely compressive shapes subjected to seismic actions and new strategies for using low-carbon material blocks to construct these structures. As co-founder partners of the KEIKO Cultural Association, I organised and participated as Teaching Assistant at the International Summer School on Historic Masonry Structures since 2018

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