Invited Lectures and Reviews


S1 BURSI, O. “Adaptive Time Steps and Secant-Newton Iterations for Pseudodynamic Testing of Strain-softening Structures”, held at the Department of Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder, October 8, 1993.

S2 BURSI, O. “From the Realm of Tricks to a Legitimate Methodology for Finite Element Modelling of Bolted Steel Connections”, held at the Mécanique des matériaux, Stabilite des constructions, Mécanique des structures, Université de Liège, September 19, 1995.

S3 BURSI, O. “Il Progetto SPRINT e la Semplificazione del Progetto dei Giunti Rigidi e Semi-rigidi – Esempi Applicativi”, held at the Ordine degli Ingegneri della Provincia di Genova, 24 Novembre, 1995.

S4 BURSI, O. “Il Progetto SPRINT e la Semplificazione del Progetto dei Giunti Rigidi e Semi-rigidi – Esempi Applicativi e Dimostrazione Programmi Software”, held at the l’Ordine degli Ingegneri della Provincia di Avellino, 6 Dicembre, 1995.

S5 BURSI, O.S. “Seismic Performance of Composite Substructures with Full and Partial Shear Connection”, held at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 12 Giugno, 1997.

S6 BURSI, O.S. and ZANDONINI R., “Low-Cycle Behavior of Isolated Bolted Tee Stubs and Extended End Plate Connections”, held at the “Politehnica” Umversity of Timisoara, Romania, Giugno, 1997.

S7 BURSI, O.S., “Modelling and Identification Relevant to Degrading Hysteretic Restoring Force Models and Pseudo-dynamic Testing”, held at the I’ Università di Padova, Italia, Novembre, 1999.

S8 BURSI, O.S., “Identification and Modelling of Structural Systems: Current Activities at the University of Trento”, held at the ITC-IRST Centro per la Ricerca Scientifica e Tecnologica, Trento, Italia, Dicembre, 1999.

S9 BURSI, O.S., “Bolted End Plate Beam-to-Column Joints: Hysteretic and Low-Cycle Fatigue Behaviour”, held at the “Department of Building Engineering Tongji University, Shanghai, Febbraio, 2000.

S10 BURSI, O.S., “On a Hysteretic Connection Element and its Applications”, held at the Institute for Mechanics, Innsbruck University, Innsbruck, January, 2001.

S11 BURSI, O.S., “Experimental and Numerical Methods in Earthquake Engineering”, held at the Department of Structural Engineering, University of Pisa, Pisa, April, 2002.

S12 BURSI, O.S., “On-line computer controlled testing techniques for performance evaluation of structures under earthquake loads”, Short Course on Experimental Methods in Structural Engineering, ROSE School, Pavia, October, 2002.

S13 BURSI, O.S., “Computer models for the low-cycle fatigue behaviour of composite members and joints”, Special Lecture, The Ninth Int. Conf. on Civil and Structural Engineering Computing, Egmond aan Zee, The Netherlands, September, 2003.

S14 BURSI, O.S., “Identification and Control of Structural Systems”, held at the Department of Building Engineering, Tongji University, Shanghai, June, 2004.

S15 BURSI, O.S., “Numerical and Experimental Developments for Seismic Structural Testing”, held at the Department of Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, July, 2004.

S16 BURSI, O.S., “Damage detection and control of structural systems under monotonic and cyclic lateral loads”, held at the Dept. CGM, Ecole Polytechnique, Montreal, August, 2004.

S17 BURSI, O.S., “Damage assessment of structural systems and analysis of time integration methods for dynamics and control”, held at the Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Bristol, March, 2005.

S18 BURSI, O.S., “Real-time Compatible Algorithms for PsD and RT Testing with Dynamic Substructuring: Numerical and Experimental Results”, held at the University of Bath, Bath, June, 2006.

S19 BURSI, O.S., “Partitioned procedures for the analysis of mechanical and structural systems: numerical and experimental results”, held at the University of California at San Diego, San Diego, November, 2006.

S20 BURSI, O.S., “Partitioned procedures for multi-axis real-time Hardware-in-the-loop and Pseudo-dynamic substructure testing”, held at the Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, Montreal, November, 2006.

S21 BURSI, O.S., “Identification and Control of structural Dynamic Systems”, held at the Third International Summer School on Full-Scale and Model-Scale Studies of Dynamical Behaviour and Modal Analysis of Structures, Faculty of Civil Engineering, OPOLE University of Technology,Poland, 23-26 June, 2008.

S22 BURSI, O.S., “Current Status of Issues Related to Seismic Design in the European Union”, held at the Composite Construction in Steel and Concrete VI, Devil’s Thumb Ranch, Colorado, USA, July, 2008.

S23 BURSI, O.S., “Pseudo-Dynamic and Real-Time Testing with Dynamic Substructuring”, held at the Instituto de Ingenieria, UNAM, Mexico City, July 2008.

S24 BURSI, O.S., “Stability and accuracy analysis of a discrete model reference adaptive controller without and with time delay”, held at the School of Civil Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China, 9 June, 2010.

S25 BURSI, O.S., “Novel generalized-alpha methods for interfield parallel integration of heterogeneous structural dynamic systems”, held at the Institute of Engineering Mechanics China Earthquake Administration, Beijing, 12 June, 2010.

S26 BURSI, O.S., “Rosenbrock-based algorithms and subcycling strategies for real-time nonlinear substructure testing”, held at the Institute of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, 14 June, 2010.

S27 BURSI, O.S., “Performance of tubular structures subject to seismic loading”, PhD School in Structural Engineering, University of Palermo, Palermo, 20 April, 2011.

S28 BURSI, O.S., “Control and numerical strategies for seismic hybrid testing”, held for the Fourth Kwang-Hua Forum and Opening Symposium of Tongji Shaking Table Array, Tongji University, Shanghai, 10-12 December, 2011.

S29 BURSI, O.S., “Identification of hysteretic chain-like structures subject to pseudo-dynamic tests and advances in pseudo-dynamic testing based on partitioned methods”, held at the School of Civil Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China, 14 December, 2011.

S30 BURSI, O.S., “Advances in partitioned time integration methods for real-time heterogeneous testing”, held at the School of Civil Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China, 15 December, 2011.

S31 BURSI, O.S., “Pseudo-dynamic and real-time hybrid simulations: some on going activities in Europe”, International Mini-Workshop on Hybrid Simulations held at the School of Civil Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China, 18 May, 2012.

S32 BURSI, O.S., “Numerical advances in the pseudo-dynamic testing technique with non-linear substructuring applied to a reinforced concrete bridge”, Engineering Mechanics Institute 2013 Conference EMI 2013, Northwestern University, Evanston, USA, August 4-7, 2013.

S33 BURSI, O.S., “A novel hybrid testing approach for piping system of industrial plants”, NEEShub QUAKE SUMMIT 2013, University of Reno, Nevada, USA, August 7-8, 2013.

S34 BURSI, O.S., “Assessment/design of “special risk” plants subjected to seismic loading: needs for code improvements”, IRIS, NERA Summer Accademy 2013, Zell am See, Austria, September 01-03, 2013.

S35 BURSI, O.S., “Advances in Pseudo-Dynamic Testing of Complex Structures Based on Model Reduction Techniques”, 5th International Conference on Advances in Experimental Structural Engineering November 8-9, 2013, Taipei, Taiwan.

S36 BURSI, O.S., “Model Reduction and Identification of Dynamic Coupled Systems: Systems Techniques Advances in Pseudo-Dynamic Testing of Complex Structures”, Polish Academy of Sciences, 27 June, 2014, Warsaw, Poland.

S37 BURSI, O.S., “Results and Open Issues on the Dynamic Response of Coupled Tanks and Piping Systems Subject to Seismic Loading”, Northeastern University, 22 July, 2015, Boston, Massachusetts.

S38 BURSI, O.S., Hybrid simulation of complex systems with parallel and monolithic integrators, Tuesday 2 June 2016, ETH, Zurich, Switzerland.

S39 BURSI, O.S., Hybrid simulation and performance of as-built and isolated reinforced concrete bridges, Friday 1 July 2016, DISEG, Politecnico of Torino, Torino, Italy.

S40 BURSI, O.S., Frameworks for low-discrepancy simulation models and composite experimental dynamic substructuring methods based on partitioned algorithms and Lagrange multipliers, 7th International Conference on Advances in Experimental Structural Engineering September 6-8, 2017, Pavia, Italy.

S41 BURSI, O.S., Parallel partitioned algorithms and localized Lagrange multipliers for hybrid simulation and composite experimental dynamic substructuring methodsCEA/DEN/DANS/SEMT/EMSISaclay, Paris, 12 December, 2017.

S42 BURSI, O.S., Component fragility evaluation and  seismic safety assessment of process plants under design-basis and beyond-design-basis accident conditions”, National University of Defense Technology – College of Aerospace Engineering, Changsha University. Changsha, 14 April 2018.

S43 BURSI, O.S., “Seismic Isolation Systems for Fuel Storage Tanks based on Metamaterial Concepts”, Earthquake Eng. Research and Test Center, Guangzhou University. Guangzhou, 9 April 2018.

S44 BURSI, O.S., “Metamaterial-based shield for resilience enhancement of petrochemical plant”, 1st International Workshop on Risk and Resilience of Industrial installations against natural threats and mitigation strategies, ASME, PVP2018 Conference, Prague, Czech Republic, 19-20 July, 2018.

S45 BURSI, O.S., “SERA WP27/JRA5: Innovative Testing Methodologies for Component/System Resilience”, Joint ETH-MECHS Workshop: New Frontiers and Innovative Methods for Hybrid Simulation, March 13-15, 2019, at ETH Zurich.


The review activities represented a fundamental part of the research work; such activity regarded the following journals:

  • 2017 – Present:  Associate Editor of the J. of Pressure Vessel Technology, American Society of Mechanical Eng., ASME, (USA).
  • 2017 – Present:  Member of the Editorial Board of Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, Wiley, (USA). 
  • 2015 – Present: Member of Editorial Board of Heliyon, multi-disciplinary Open Access Journal, Elsevier, (UK).
  • 2014 – Present: Research Project Reviewer, The Research Council of Norway, Oslo, (N).
  • 2013 – Present: Member of Editorial Board of Structural Monitoring and Manteinance of KAIST, (KR).
  • 2012 – Present: Associate Editor of the J. of Structural Engineering, American Society of Civil Eng., (USA).
  • 2012 – Present: Research Project Reviewer, Invitalia’s Inward Investment for Industria 2015, (I).
  • 2003 – Present: Research Project Reviewer, Research Fund for Coal and Steel, European Union, (BE).

Reviewer for 36 academic journals and 12 conferences.