is full professor of structural engineering at Department of Civil, Chemical and Environmental Engineering of the University of Genoa (Italy), where she coordinates the M.Sc
Degree of Architectural Engineering, the PhD Curriculum on Structural and Geotechnical Engineering, Mechanics and Materials and she teaches Steel Construction and Wind Engineering courses.
She is member of the Giovanni Solari Wind Engineering and Structural Dynamics Research Group (GS-WinDyn), working in the multidisciplinary field of interactions between wind and structures (http://www.windyn.org
). She is actually leading the ERC-THUNDERR project "Detection, simulation, modelling and loading of thunderstorm outflows to design wind-safer and cost-efficient structures" financed by European Research Council (ERC). The project involves multidisciplinary research activities in the fields of construction technique and atmospheric physics, with experimental, numerical and analytical approaches.
Maria Pia Repetto is author of 125 scientific publications mainly addressed to wind engineering problems involving the analysis of wind-induced actions, response and fatigue of structures, risk assessment of infrastructures under wind actions, the wind fields modelling in urban environment, the analysis of thunderstorm wind flow and structural response, the full-scale monitoring of slender structures. The outstanding achievements and original contributions of her research have been awarded by the Junior Award 2011 from International Association for Wind Engineering (IAWE) and by the Raymond C. Reese Research Prize 2014 from American Society of Civil Engineer (ASCE-SEI).