SEBASTIANO FOTI

Full Professor (Department of Structural, Geotechnical and Building Engineering)

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Phone +39 0110904896 / 4896 (DISEG)
E-mail sebastiano.foti@polito.it
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Roles Member (Commissione istruttoria per il Coordinamento dell'Attività Didattica e formativa)
Coordinatore (Collegio di Ingegneria Civile)
Referente Corsi di Studio (Ingegneria civile L3LM)
Scientific branch ICAR/07 - GEOTECNICA
(Area 0008 - Ingegneria civile e Architettura)
Publications PORTO - Publications Open Repository TOrino
Curriculum Curriculum file application/pdf (95 KB)
Professore Ordinario di Ingegneria Geotecnica presso il Politecnico di Torino, dove docente dei corsi di Geotecnica Sismica e di Fondazioni nel corso di Laurea Magistrale in Ingegneria Civile e componente del Collegio dei Docenti del Dottorato in Ingegneria Ambientale. Laureato in Ingegneria Civile presso il Politecnico di Torino nel 1996 con voti 110/110 e lode, ha conseguito il titolo di Dottore di Ricerca in Ingegneria Geotecnica (XII ciclo) presso il Politecnico di Torino nel 2000 con tesi dal titolo Multistation Methods for Geotechnical Characterization using Surface Waves. Research Scholar presso il Georgia Institute of Technology di Atlanta, Georgia (USA) nel 1998. Ha prestato servizio come Research Associate presso la University of Western Australia di Perth. Nel 2007 stato Visiting Professor presso il Georgia Institute of Technology di Atlanta, nel 2013 Short-Term Visiting Scholar presso la Nagoya City University (Giappone) e nel 2014 presso lUniversit della California a Berkeley. E stato membro della Commissione Statuto del Politecnico di Torino e della giunta del Dipartimento di Ingegneria Strutturale e Geotecnica. Componente del consiglio di presidenza dellAssociazione Geotecnica Italiana (AGI) e del comitato tecnico TC102 dellISSMGE (prove in sito). La sua attivit di ricerca nel campo dellIngegneria Geotecnica riguarda in particolare lutilizzo di tecniche geofisiche per la caratterizzazione dei terreni in sito ed in laboratorio e la meccanica dei mezzi porosi. Altre attivit di ricerca riguardano linterazione terreno-struttura con particolare riferimento alle costruzioni in zona sismica e le fondazioni dei ponti in alveo. Autore di oltre 120 pubblicazioni scientifiche di cui 40 su rivista internazionale e 6 capitoli di libro. Autore delle monografie: Surface wave methods for near-surface characterization, CRC-Press, Boca Raton (USA), Input sismico e stabilit geotecnica dei siti di costruzione, IUSSpress, Pavia e Progettazione Geotecnica, Hoepli, Milano. Ha ricevuto la Geotechnical Research Medal 2003 (Bishop Medal) dallICE (Instit. of Civil Engineers, UK) per il miglior contributo nel campo dellingegneria geotecnica e la menzione speciale per la categoria miglior articolo del 2011 sulla rivista Geophysics dalla SEG. Relatore a invito a diversi convegni e conferenze in Italia ed allestero. Ha prestato inoltre attivit didattica per i corsi di Geotecnica e di Fondazioni ed ha svolto attivit seminariale per numerosi corsi di aggiornamento per professionisti. Ha partecipato a numerosi progetti di ricerca e contratti di consulenza del Politecnico di Torino, per diversi dei quali ha anche rivestito il ruolo di responsabile scientifico. Nellambito dellattivit professionale ha svolto consulenze per la progettazione di fondazioni superficiali e profonde per infrastrutture stradali e di opere di sostegno provvisionali. Inoltre ha svolto attivit concernenti la valutazione degli effetti di vibrazioni indotte in fase di costruzione o durante lesercizio di infrastrutture ferroviarie ed attivit industriali. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sebastiano Foti is a Professor of Geotechnical Engineering at Politecnico di Torino, where he teaches Foundation Systems and Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering for Master Students. He received a Master degree in Civil Engineering with honours and a PhD degree in Geotechnical Engineering from Politecnico di Torino. The PhD was awarded for a dissertation on Multistation Methods for Geotechnical Characterization using Surface Waves. He has been Visiting Research Scholar at Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta (USA) and Research Associate at the Centre for Offshore Foundation System of the University of Western Australia in Perth. He serves in the board of the Italian Geotechnical Society and is a Core Member of the Technical Commitee TC 102: Ground Property Characterization by In-Situ Tests of ISSMGE (Intern. Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering). He also served as a member of the administrative board of the Department of Structural and Geotechnical Engineering of Politecnico di Torino for 6 years. He has been awarded the Geotechnical Research Medal (Bishop Medal) 2003 by the Institution of Civil Engineers, UK for the best paper on geotechnical engineering published by the prestigious international journal Geotechnique in year 2002 for the paper Porosity of Fluid-Saturated Porous Media from Measured Seismic Wave Velocities (co-authors: C.G. Lai and R. Lancellotta). He has received travelling grants for young researchers of Politecnico di Torino in 2006 and 2007. He has been invited to deliver a Keynote Lecture at the international conference ISC-4 Geotechnical and Geophysical Site Characterization, Recife (Brasil), september 2012 and at the III Polish Conference on Computer Methods in Geotechnics and Engineering Geology, Rydzyna (Poland), november 2012. He delivered the General Report for the session Geophysical methods applied to geotechnical engineering at the international conference ISC-2 Geotechnical and Geophysical Site Characterization, Porto (Portugal), 19-22 september 2004 and a Panel Report for the session Siting at MERCEA08 Seismic Engineering International Conference commemorating the 1908 Messina and Reggio Calabria Earthquake, Reggio Calabria, 8-11 July 2008. He delivered invited lectures at international workshops: Vibrations from Blasting, 12-13 September 2009, Granada, Spain and Understanding the measurement of soil dynamic properties, Imperial College, Londra, 17 March 2010 He has been Visiting Professor at Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia (USA) in February-April 2007, within the framework of a cooperative agreement sponsored by the Italian Minister for Research and University, and delivered seminars in many prestigious international institutions, among which the UPC (Universitat Politcnica de Catalunya) in Barcelona, the WIAS (Weierstrass Institute for Applied Analysis and Stochastics) in Berlin, the ROSE School (European School for Advanced Studies in Reduction of Seismic Risk) in Pavia, the Universit J. Fourier in Grenoble, the Instituto Superior Tcnico in Lisbon, the University of Porto, the Katholieke Universiteit in Leuven, the Imperial College in London, the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Lund, the University of Catania. He has lectured for an advanced PhD course on Surface Waves hosted by the CISM (International Centre for Mechanical Sciences) in Udine in 2004 and has been involved in more than 40 courses for continuing education of civil engineers and geologists, in particular on the topics of geotechnical earthquake engineering and site characterization. His research is mainly related to geophysical methods for geotechnical characterisation, with particular reference to surface wave testing, seismic waves in porous media and use of geophysical techniques in the lab. Other research interests include soil-structure interaction, bridge scouring assessment on the basis of structural dynamics and earth retaining systems in seismic zone. He has published over 100 papers in scientific journals and technical conferences proceedings (35 in journals with international referees), two books (in Italian) and four book chapters. He has been actively involved in several research projects and contracts and has been the Principal Investigator for 14 research projects and contracts of Politecnico di Torino. In particular he has been PI for the Politecnico RU in two projects dealing with surface wave testing for site characterization within the National Research Project: Prediction of ground motion and generation of shaking maps in the near-fault region of an earthquake and the INGV (Italian National Institute for Geophysics and Volcanology) Project S4 Italian Accelerometric Database. He is PI for the Politecnico RU in the Project Reluis 2 founded by the Italian Civil Protection Agency and aimed at improving seismic design practice in Italy. He has served as a referee for the major international journals in the fields of Geotechnical Engineering and Applied Geophysics. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=xYDlPf4AAAAJ