CEE Welcomes Alessandro F. Rotta Loria

Rotta Loria joined the department after previously working at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is excited to welcome Alessandro F. Rotta as an assistant professor.

Rotta LoriaRotta Loria is interested in fundamental and applied problems centered on the mechanics of geomaterials and structural systems, with applications in energy harvesting and storage, structural and infrastructural protection, and natural hazards prevention. Within his Mechanics and Energy Laboratory, he works to engineer the mechanical response of soils and rocks subjected to multiphysical perturbations, investigate the behavior of novel multifunctional geotechnologies, and analyze and design urban geoenergy systems. He hopes to develop unprecedented competence in the use of the subsurface as a spatial, material, and resourceful medium for the sustainability and development of human activity.

Rotta Loria obtained his PhD in mechanics from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) and his MSc and BSc degrees in building engineering from the Politecnico di Torino in Italy.