Giuseppe Marcantonio Del Gobbo

Research Student


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Academic Background

Giuseppe completed a Bachelor of Civil Engineering and Management at McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada. This five-year program combined civil engineering curriculum with the core requirements of a commerce degree. Giuseppe earned the Chancellor’s Gold Medal as the university’s top graduate in 2013 and is a four-time recipient of the Provost’s Honour Role Medal, earned for achieving a perfect cumulative grade point average. His studies included structural analysis and design of steel, reinforced concrete, masonry, and wood structures. His professional experience includes serving as a Junior Bridge Engineer at the Ontario Ministry of Transportation as well as a Construction Inspection for the City of St. Catharines.

Giuseppe joined the Department of Engineering Science as a DPhil student in October 2013. His research is funded by the Clarendon Scholarship.

Research Interests

Giuseppe is researching the seismic performance of non-structural systems in buildings. During earthquakes, buildings which experience minimal structural damage still sustain extensive damage to their non-structural systems. This non-structural damage can be life threatening and also causes lengthy disruptions and downtime. The objective of Giuseppe’s research is to design a system that minimizes non-structural damage and allows for a rapid return to occupancy. The results of this project will present an economical solution to minimize disruptions from seismic events and allow for communities to be more resilient to earthquakes.