ICARO Award - 2010

Giuliano Augusti


  • 1958 - Degree in Civil Engineering (University of Naples)
  • 1964 - Ph. D in Structural Engineering (University of Cambridge)

University Experience

  • University of Naples
  • University of Palermo
  • University of Cagliari
  • University of Florence (Chairman of Civil Engineering Department)
  • University of Florence (Dean of Engineering School)
  • University of Sapienza-Roma
  • Brown University, USA (Post-Doctoral Teaching and Research Fellow)
  • National Somali University, Mogadishu
  • CRIACIV: Interuniversity Research Center on Building Aerodynamics and Wind Engineering
    • 1991 - Founder and Director. Partners: Universities of Roma. ”La Sapienza” and Firenze
    • 1998 - Honorary President. Partners: Universities of Roma. ”La Sapienza”, Firenze, Perugia, Trieste, Venezia and Chieti-Pescara

Research Interest

  • Instability problems, plasticity and structural dynamics
  • Wind and earthquake engineering
  • Reliability structural analysis


  • More than 250 papers and conference presentations

Leadership in research

  • Responsible of many research projects financed by the italian Ministry of Research
  • Representative of the Univ. “Roma-La Sapienza” in many Research Projects of National Interest related to building aerodynamics and wind engineering
  • Scientific Coordinator of the European Network Program BEATRICE (Building and Environmental Aerodynamics: Training, Research and Interchange of Expertise)
  • Scientific Coordinator of the BEATRICE Euroconferences (1994-1996)
  • One of the two Italian representatives in the European Project COST titled “Impact of wind and storms on the built environment”(2000-2004)

Organization of scientific conferences

  • IN-VENTO: Launcher and Chair of this biennial conference (1990 to 2010)
  • EURODYN: Instrumental role in the definition of this conference
  • ICOSSAR: Vice-Chairman (ICOSSAR´01) and Chairman (ICOSSAR`05)
  • Member of Scientific Committee of many international conferences

Scientific journals

  • Scientific Editor of “Meccanica”
  • Member of the Editorial Board of many scientific journals

Professional societies and committees

  • ANIV: Italian National Asssociation of Wind Engineering (President 1987-1999)
  • ANIDIS: Italian National Association for Earthquake Engineering (Board of Directors)
  • AIMETA: Italian Association for Theoretical and Applied Mechanics
  • EASD: European Association for Structural Mechanics
  • CERRA: Civil Engineering Risk and Reliability Association
  • IASSAR: Int. Association for Structural Safety and Reliability (President 2001-2005)
  • IFIP: International Association for Information Processing
  • Italian representative in Sub-Committee 1 (Basis of Design and Actions in Structures) in charge of preparing the European Technical Building Regulations (EUROCODES)
  • Chair of the similar Italian Sub-Committee within the Structural Engineering Commission
  • Member of the Project Team for the conversion into final European “Structural Eurocodes”of the Preliminary Standards ENV 1991-1 “Basis of Design” and ENV 1991-2-7 “Actions of Structures: Accidental Actions”

Activities in renovation of university education

  • Section coordinator in the Committee for International Relationship of the Italian Ministry of University and Research
  • Coordinator of the EU Working Group for Interaction between European Recognition of Diplomas for Academic and Professional Purposes
  • Italian Academic Representative on the ERASMUS Advisory Committee
  • Member of the Commissione per la Cooperazione Universitaria Internazionale
  • Member of the Italian Ministerial Committee for revision of engineering curricula
  • President of SEFI (European Society for Engineering Education)
  • Chair of Working Groups within the EU programme SOCRATES
  • Founder of ENAEE: European Network for Accreditation of Engineering Education

Awards and Honors

  • 1996 - Fellow of the European Association for Enginering Education
  • 1997 - Doctor Honoris Causa by the Ruhr University, Bochum, Germany
  • 1999 - Doctor in Science (highest degree) by the University of Cambridge
  • 2000 - Member of the Russian Academy of Architecture and Structural Sciences
  • 2004 - Leonardo da Vinci Medal of SEFI (2004) awarded to “living persons who have made an outstanding contribution of international significance to engineering education”
ICARO Award - 2010
ICARO Award - 2010