Dr Marianna Ercolino Faculty of Engineering & Science

Dr Marianna Ercolino was appointed as a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Engineering Science of the University of Greenwich in January 2016. She received her Ph.D in Seismic Risk at the University of Naples "Federico II" in 2014 after which she spent 6 months as a visiting researcher at the State University of Buffalo (New York, USA) in 2014. She gained her Master in Structural and Geotechnical Engineering at the University of Naples "Federico II" in 2010 with 110/110 cum laude (equivalent to Distinction in British education). She was a visiting student at the University of Ljubljana in 2010 where she worked in the framework of a European project on industrial precast structures. She gained her Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering at the University of Naples "Federico II" in 2008 with 110/110 cum laude (equivalent to Distinction in British education).

Marianna has strong experience as a researcher in Structural and Earthquake Engineering. Her Ph.D dissertation researched seismic performance of precast industrial buildings. She studied seismic vulnerability of these structures by means of nonlinear analysis methods and innovative modelling approaches. Her experience in earthquake engineering was supported by participation in several national projects. She investigated the seismic performance of other structural typology, eg frame multi-story structures. During time spent at the University of Buffalo, Marianna studied the application of non-destructive techniques for corrosion detection in reinforced concrete elements. She worked in the laboratory of Smart Structures, where she developed a research study on acoustic emission techniques.

Marianna has a 6 years' experience as co-instructor in high education. She taught two courses in the Master of Science in "Structural and Geotechnical Engineering" at the University of Naples from 2011 to 2015: "Seismic design of reinforced concrete precast structures" and "Seismic design of reinforced concrete structures". She was the co-instructor for the tutorials in the course "Dynamic of Structures and Earthquake Engineering" from 2011 to 2015. She is currently the course leader of the courses "Structural Design" (BEng in Civil Engineering), "Soil Mechanics" (BEng in Civil Engineering" and "Analysis and Design for Seismic Action" (MSc in Civil Engineering) at the University of Greenwich. In these years she was the co-supervisor of BEng Final year project and MSc dissertations in Structural and Geotechnical Engineering. Marianna was the instructor of the course "Fundamentals of Seismic Engineering (higher education module for "Expert researcher in monitoring infrastructures") in 2014.