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Paolo Bocchini

Department: Civil and Environmental Engineering

Position: Assistant Professor

Address: ATLSS Engineering Research Center
IMBT Labs 108B
117 ATLSS Drive
Bethlehem, PA 18015
(610) 758-3066

Areas of Research

  • Distributed Infrastructure Systems
  • Maintenance, Management and Performance Assessment of Bridge Networks
  • Disaster Management and Resilience of the Infrastructure
  • Computational Mechanics
  • Computational Stochastic Mechanics
  • Random Processes and Fields in Mechanics
  • Stochastic Finite Elements
  • Probabilistic Structural Analysis
  • Structural Identification and Damage Detection
  • Infrastructure Hazard Mitigation
  • Life Cycle of Structural Systems
  • Structural Engineering


Dr. Paolo Bocchini is an Assistant Professor of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Bologna (Italy) after completing a dual-advisor program under the guidance of Prof. Erasmo Viola from the University of Bologna and Prof. George Deodatis from Columbia University in the City of New York, where he had been a Visiting Scholar for one year.

Dr. Bocchini's research interests lay in the broad area of Computational Mechanics. In particular, he works on the numerical simulation of uncertain structures and distributed civil infrastructure systems.


  • Ph.D., Structural Mechanics, University of Bologna, Italy, 2008
  • Laurea Degree (B.Sc. + M.Sc.), Civil Engineering,¬†University of Bologna, Italy, 2004
  • Degree of the Collegio Superiore,¬†University of Bologna, Italy, 2004