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Gian Paolo Cimellaro
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Gian Paolo Cimellaro

Telephone: +39 (011) 090-4801

Fax: +39 (011) 090-4899

Address: Department of Civil, Structural and Building Engineering (DISEG), Room 7,

Politecnico di Torino,
10129, Torino, Italy

Prospective M.S. students (Thesis)

Several research topics are available. Interested candidates are encouraged to send an email to Prof. Cimellaro ( with
  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Grades of all undergraduate/graduate courses.
  • Any specific requests;
It is reccomended to contact Prof. Cimellaro as soon as possible and in any case before the end  of the courses, in order to plan activities in advance.

Prospective Ph.D. students

Prospective Postdoctoral Fellowships (Postdoc)

The Seismic Resilience Group is always looking for outstanding Ph.D. students in Civil Engineering. Ph.D. students will address specific problems within the areas of:
  • seismic engineering, 
  • resilience of infrastructures, 
  • infrastructure interdependencies, 
  • structural control, 
  • ground motion selection, 
  • computational methods, 
  • structural control of nonlinear buildings; 
  • etc.
Student candidates are expected to have a solid research experience in Mechanical Engineering and have a M.S. or equivalent degree in Engineering, Mathematics or Physics, Computer science, etc.. Ideal candidates should have strong motivations and have a strong background in applied mathematics and systems’ modeling.
Interested candidates are encouraged to submit, as soon as possible,
  • a curriculum vitae, 
  • a list of three references, 
  • and a cover letter including a description of prior research experience, 
by email ( to Prof.  Cimellaro. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the available positions are filled.  

I am not able to evaluate your potential for PhD admission without seeing your complete set of application materials. It is not possible for me to comment on your potential for admission based based on an e-mail inquiry. But I encourage you to apply to the Politecnico di Torino so that we can evaluate your complete set of materials. The admissions website (  gives you all the information you need to apply.
The Ph.D. Program in Environmental Engineering ( is the one you need to apply if you want to work within the Seismic Resilience Group. 
If you have an external fellowship that provides funding for you, please make that clear in your application as it makes it easier for an advisor to commit to admitting you.

Two Ph.D. positions are available starting Fall 2015 with full coverage which will be assigned on a competitive basis.
The Seismic Resilience Group is looking for outstanding Post-Doctoral Fellows in Civil Engineering. Responsibilities of Post-Doctoral fellows include:

i) perform state-of-the-art research in infrastructure interdependencies;
ii) develop new research plans and co-author research proposals;
iii) supervise and/or train undergraduate or graduate students in the group;
iv) author professional presentations, professional reports, and publications;
v) present research at professional conferences.

Post-Doctoral candidates are expected to have:

i) a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering or closely related fields;
ii) demonstrated ability to conduct original research as evidenced by high-quality journal publications;
iii) some experience with hands-on experimental research, both planning and conducting research experiments;
iv) outstanding English language oral and written communication skills;
v) outstanding training in one of the following disciplines: computational mechanics, fluid-structure interactions, mechanics of composites, and smart materials;
vi) strong work ethics with the ability to work independently as well as in a research group;
vii) evidence of good project management and laboratory management skills;
viii) ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of personnel in the organization.

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit, as soon as possible,
  • a CV listing your publications and educational experiences relevant to my group’s work
  • a list of three references,
  • and a cover letter including a description of prior research experience,
  • An explanation of how you envision that you would contribute to my research group
  • Copies of, or links to, your publications and theses
by email ( to Prof. Cimellaro. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the available positions are filled.
Two postdoctoral positions are currently available starting from  Fall 2015 with full coverage and it will be assigned on a competitive basis.

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