Faculty Profile

Paolo Gardoni

Civil and Environmental Engineering
Paolo Gardoni
Paolo Gardoni
Professor
3118 Newmark Civil Engineering Bldg
205 N. Mathews
Urbana Illinois 61801
(217) 333-5103

Administrative Titles

  • Excellence Faculty Scholar in Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Co-Director, Societal Risk Management Program
  • Director, MAE Center

Primary Research Area

  • Structural Engineering

Education

  • Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, University of California, Berkeley (2002)
  • Master of Arts in Statistics, University of California, Berkeley (2001)
  • Master of Engineering in Structural Engineering, University of Tokyo, Japan (1997)
  • Laurea (equivalent to BS and MS) in Structural Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Italy (1997)

Biography

Paolo Gardoni is a Professor and Excellence Faculty Scholar in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is the Director of the MAE Center which focuses on the creating of a Multi-hazard Approach to Engineering, and the Associate Director of the NIST-funded Center of Excellence for Risk-based Community Resilience Planning. Dr. Gardoni is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of the international journal Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure. He is a member of a number of national and international committees and associations that focus on risk and reliability analysis, specifically, he is a member of the Board of Directors of the International Civil Engineering Risk and Reliability Association (CERRA). Dr. Gardoni￿s research interests include sustainable and resilient infrastructure; reliability, risk and life cycle analysis; decision making under uncertainty; earthquake engineering; performance assessment of deteriorating systems; ethical, social, and legal dimensions of risk; policies for natural hazard mitigation and disaster recovery; and engineering ethics. He is the author of over 100 refereed journal papers and 4 edited volumes. Most of the publications are the result of research activities conducted in 32 funded research projects for over $29 million in research funding from multiple national and international agencies including the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Qatar National Research Funds (QNRF), the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and the Army Corp of Engineers.

Academic Positions

  • Professor (courtesy appointment), Department of Civil Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, Weihai, China (2017-Present)
  • Professor (courtesy appointment), School of Civil and Construction Engineering, Oregon State University (2017-Present)
  • Member of Engineering Faculty Leadership Forum Class of 2015 (2015-2016)
  • Excellence Faculty Scholar in Civil and Environmental Engineering (2016-Present)
  • Professor with Tenure, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2015-Present)
  • Associate Director, NIST Community Resilience Center of Excellence (2015-Present)
  • Director, MAE Center, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2013-Present)
  • Faculty Affiliate, Center for African Studies (CAS), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2013-Present)
  • Faculty Affiliate, Women and Gender in Global Perspectives (WGGP), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2012-Present)
  • Co-director, Societal Risk Management (SRM) Program, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2012-Present)
  • Associate Professor with Tenure, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2012-2015)
  • Visiting Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Princeton University (2010-2011)

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Other Professional Employment

  • Associate Research Engineer, Texas Transportation Institute, College Station, TX (2004-2011)

Research Statement

Dr. Gardoni￿s teaching and research are at the forefront of developing a new kind of engineer and researcher that has interdisciplinary knowledge and, as a result, the unique skills required to solve the most pressing global challenges of the 21st century. To achieve this, Dr. Gardoni has developed a new paradigm in co-advising students with faculty from diverse areas of expertise, thereby making his teaching and research cross-cutting and interdisciplinary. He has established successful collaborations working with several faculty members from the Colleges of Engineering, Liberal Arts and Science and Public Policy at both national and international universities.

Professor Gardoni￿s areas of expertise include sustainable development and planning; reliability, risk and life cycle analysis; decision making under uncertainty; performance assessment of deteriorating systems; ethical, social, and legal dimensions of risk; policies for natural hazard mitigation and disaster recovery; and engineering ethics.

Research Interests

  • Sustainable and resilient infrastructure
  • Reliability, risk and life cycle analysis
  • Decision making under uncertainty
  • Performance assessment of deteriorating systems
  • Earthquake engineering
  • Sustainable development and planning
  • Ethical, social, and legal dimensions of risk
  • Policies for natural hazard mitigation and disaster recovery
  • Engineering ethics

Books Edited or Co-Edited (Original Editions)

Chapters in Books

Selected Articles in Journals

Invited Lectures

  • "Society-based Design: Developing Sustainable and Resilient Communities"
  • "Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure: Emerging Needs, Engineering Tools and Interdisciplinary Considerations￿
  • ￿Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure: Emerging Needs, Engineering Tools and Interdisciplinary Considerations￿
  • ￿Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure: Emerging Needs, Engineering Tools and Interdisciplinary Considerations￿
  • "Acceptable and Tolerable Levels of Risk: The Role of Immediate Impact, Resilience and Human Rights"
  • Reliability and Resilience of Civil Infrastructure Systems subject to Multiple Hazards￿
  • ￿Reliability and Resilience of Civil Infrastructure Systems subject to Multiple Hazards￿
  • ￿Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure: Emerging Needs, Engineering Tools and Interdisciplinary Considerations￿
  • ￿Resilient Infrastructure￿
  • "Acceptable and Tolerable Levels of Risk: The Role of Immediate Impact, Resilience and Human Rights"
  • ￿Reliability of Civil Infrastructure Systems subject to Multiple Hazards￿
  • ￿Probabilistic Models and Reliability Analysis of Civil Infrastructure Systems￿
  • ￿Probabilistic Models and Reliability Analysis￿
  • ￿Reliability of Civil Infrastructure Systems subject to Multiple Hazards￿
  • ￿Reliability of Civil Infrastructure Systems subject to Multiple Hazards￿
  • ￿Reliability of Civil Infrastructure Systems subject to Multiple Hazards￿
  • "Reliability of offshore wind turbines subject to seismic loading"
  • ￿Reliability of Civil Infrastructure Systems subject to Multiple Hazards￿
  • ￿Reliability of Civil Infrastructure Systems subject to Multiple Hazards￿
  • ￿Reliability of Civil Infrastructure Systems subject to Multiple Hazards￿
  • ￿Reliability of Civil Infrastructure Systems subject to Multiple Hazards￿
  • ￿Reliability of Civil Infrastructure Systems subject to Multiple Hazards￿
  • ￿The Ethical Implications of Uncertainty in Engineering Modeling￿
  • ￿Seismic Fragility Estimates for Pristine and Deteriorating Bridges and Bridge Networks￿
  • ￿Probabilistic Models and Fragility Estimates for Structural Components and Systems￿
  • ￿Probabilistic Models and Fragility Estimates for Structural Components and Systems￿
  • ￿Probabilistic Models and Fragility Estimates for Structural Components and Systems￿

Magazine Articles

  • Cai, X. and Gardoni, P., (2015). ￿Preparing for the Worst,￿ The Huffington Post￿s series on ￿What￿s Working: Sustainable Development Goals,￿ in conjunction with the United Nations￿ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Journal Editorships

  • Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure, Taylor and Francis Group (2015-Present)
  • Members of the Editorial Board, International Journal of Earthquake and Impact Engineering (2016-Present)
  • Members of the Editorial Board, ASCE-ASME Journal of Risk and Uncertainty Analysis (2013-Present)
  • Corresponding Editor, ASCE Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice (2010-Present)
  • Associate Editor, ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering (2010-Present)

Conferences Organized or Chaired

  • Chair of the International Workshop on Climate Change and Its Impact: Risks and Inequalities, Champaign, IL, Spring 2016
  • Chair of the Symposium on Risk and Reliability Analysis, Champaign, IL, Fall 2015
  • Chair of the Inaugural International Conference on Multi-hazard Approaches to Civil Infrastructure Engineering (ICMAE), Chicago, IL, June 26-27, 2014
  • Chair of the International Conference on the Societal Risk Management of Natural Hazards (ICSRM), Champaign, IL, April 17-18, 2014
  • Co-chair, Organizing Committee, Workshop on Engineering Ethics for a Globalized World (EGW12), Champaign, IL, Oct. 7-9, 2012
  • Co-chair, Organizing Committee, Workshop on Engineering Ethics for a Globalized World (EGW11), Doha, Qatar, Oct. 23-25, 2011

Professional Societies

  • Member Board of Directors, International Civil Engineering Risk and Reliability Association (CERRA) (2015-Present)
  • Member of the Engineering Mechanics Institute (EMI) of the of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) (2012-Present)
  • Member of the Online Ethics Center for Engineering and Research sponsored by the National Academy of Engineering (2010-Present)
  • Member of the ASCE/SEI Technical Council on Life-Cycle Performance, Safety, Reliability and Risk of Structural Systems, Task Group 3: Risk Assessment of Structural Infrastructure Facilities and Risk-Based Decision Making, Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) of the American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE) (2009-Present)
  • Member of the International Association for Structural Safety and Reliability (IASSAR) Subcommittee 3 on Structural Reliability and Optimization (2008-Present)
  • Member of the International Civil Engineering Risk and Reliability Association (CERRA) (2007-Present)
  • Member of the ASCE Probabilistic Methods Committee (PMC), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) (2005-Present)

Service on Department Committees

  • Committee Member, CEE Advisory Committee (2016)
  • Committee Member, Graduate Affairs, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2013-2015)
  • Co-director and co-founder of the Societal Risk Management (SRM) Program, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2012-Present)

Service on Campus Committees

  • Reviewer for the Focal Point Initiative (2015)
  • Senator, Faculty Senate, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2014-Present)
  • Co-organizer, Illinois Inequality Initiative, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2013-Present)
  • Advisor, GRID Graduate Program, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2013-Present)

Teaching Honors

  • Named to the Fall 2015 "List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students," University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2015)
  • Named to the Spring 2015 "List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students," University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2015)
  • Ranked as Outstanding by Students in Fall 2013, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2013)
  • Named to the Fall 2013 "List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students," University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2013)
  • Named to the Spring 2013 ￿List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students,￿ University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2013)
  • Dick and Joyce Birdwell Endowed Teaching Award, Zachry Department of Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University (2007)
  • Excellence in Civil Engineering Education Teaching (ExCEEd) Fellowship, American Society of Civil Engineers (2005)

Research Honors

  • Engineering Council Outstanding Advising Award, College of Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2014)
  • TEES Select Young Faculty Award, Dwight Look College of Engineering, Texas A&M University (2007)

Other Honors

  • Danish Center for Applied Mathematics and Mechanics Scholarship, Danish Research Academy (Summer 2000)
  • Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials Fellowship, University of California, Berkeley (2000-2001)
  • Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials Fellowship, University of California, Berkeley (1999-2000)
  • Mombusho Scholarship, Ministry of Education, Science, Sports and Culture, Japan (1995-1997)