Oreste S. Bursi



Oreste S. Bursi graduated in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Padua in 1984, and achieved his PhD. in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Bristol. He interacted with, invited, financially supported and coordinated a number of visiting professors and scientists. See Benson Shing, Heterogeneous Substructuring, University of California, San Diego, (USA). Masayoshi Nakashima, Heterogeneous Substructuring, Kyoto University, (JP). R. Tremblay, Earthquake Engineering, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, (CA). Bin Wu, Numerical Methods in Structural Dynamics, Harbin Institute of Technology, (PRC). D. P. Stoten, S.D. Neild, Control Engineering, University of Bristol, (UK). David J. Wagg, Dynamic Substructuring, University of Sheffield, (UK). P. Pegon, F.J. Molina, Numerical methods in structural dynamics, Joint Research Centre, EU, Ispra, (I). L. Caracoglia, Random vibrations in structural dynamics, Northeastern University, Boston, (USA). J-P Jaspart, J-M Franssen, Steel Connnection modelling under static/fire loadings, Université de Liège, (BE). These successful interactions resulted in a large number of journal publications, published in the top journals of Structural Dynamics, Earthquake Engineering, Computational Mechanics, Numerical Methods and Control (200 ISI articles, 138 of which co-authored with partners from foreign Universities).


Head of the Research Group: 

Hazard Mitigation, Structural Dynamics and Control


HMSDC Group is a cutting-edge research group whose technical expertise spans multidisciplinary areas including earthquake analysis, risk assessment, petrochemical/oil and gas plants, industrial piping systems, probabilistic analysis and hybrid simulations.

Head of:
Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering / University of Trento


The primary objective of DICAM is the development of research and teaching in important fields of engineering and architecture. The research and teaching activities are developed in six main subject areas, aimed at enhancing the individual and society well-being were they are developed and applied. Within this framework they focus on the quality of the urban and natural environments, the enhancement of the quality of life, security and the harmonious development of society, through the innovation of products.