The technical expertise of Professor Bursi spans multidisciplinary areas including earthquake analysis, risk assessment, petrochemical/oil & gas plants, industrial piping systems, probabilistic analysis and hybrid simulations.  

Some of the research areas in which Professor Bursi has recently been involved include:

Professor Bursi possesses a rich publications history in international journals and conferences. It works in close collaborations with several European academic and industrial organizations by actively participating and coordinating large research projects funded by several national and International bodies including the following:


Selected European Union Projects

  • LASTTS: Laser cutting technology for tubular structures. (Grant No: 101034038)
    • Planned Duration: 48 months
    • Consortium: 10 European universities and 5 private companies.
    • Principal Investigators: Oreste S. Bursi and Gabriele Zanon
    • Total Funding: € 1,764,644 EURO
  • INSPIRE: Innovative ground interface concepts for structure protection. (Grant No: 813424)
    • Planned Duration: 48 months
    • Consortium: 8 European universities and 5 private companies.
    • Principal Investigators: Oreste S. Bursi and Davide Bigoni
    • Total Funding: € 3,892,123 EURO
  • DISSIPABLE Fully Dissipative and Easily Repairable Devices for Resilient Buildings with Composite Steel-Concrete Structures. (Grant No: 800699)
    • Planned Duration: 36 months
    • Consortium: 8 participants.
    • Principal Investigators: Nicola Tondini and Oreste S. Bursi
    • Total Funding: € 907,405.82 EURO 
  • SERA: Seismology and Earthquake Engineering Research Infrastructure Alliance for Europe. (Grant No: 730900).
    • Planned Duration: 36 months
    • Consortium: 21 participants.
    • Principal Investigator: Oreste S. Bursi
    • Total Funding: € 10,000,000 EURO
  • XP-RESILIENCE: Extreme loading analysis of petrochemical plants and design of metamaterial-based shields for enhanced resilience. (Grant No: 721816)
    • Planned Duration: 48 months
    • Consortium: 8 European universities and 7 private companies.
    • Co-ordinators and PIs: Oreste S. Bursi and Nicola Tondini
    • Total Funding: € 3,393,812 EURO

Selected National Projects

  • RELUIS: RELUIS Information System
    • Duration: 2018 (12 months)
    • Consortium: 4 universities
    • Principal Investigator: Oreste S. Bursi
    • Budget: € 15,300