Research personnel
Grant recipient
+39 347 7018637
giacomo.tedesco (at)
Corso Stati Uniti, 4 35127, Padova

geo-risks management


Y. Zhang, K. Andresen, G. Tedesco. Ultimate bearing capacity of laterally loaded piles in clay – some practical considerations
Marine Structures. DOI: 10.1016/J.MARSTRUC.2016.09.002

A. Antonini, G. Tedesco, A. Lamberti, R. Archetti, S. Ciabattoni, L. Piacentini. Innovative combiwall quay-wall with internal rubble mound chamber: numerical tools supporting design activities. The case of Vlora’s harbor
Proceedings of the Twenty-sixth International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference [Rhodes | Greece | June 26th-July 1st, 2016], ISBN 978-1-880653-88-3, ISSN 1098-6189 

G. Tedesco, S. Bonduà, L. Borgatti, G. Marcato. Joints representation strategy: performance evaluation by a Finite Element code. A feasibility analysis of a tunnel infrastructure in the Carnian Alps
Proceedings of X Convegno dei Giovani Ricercatori di Geologia Applicata [Bologna | Italy | Feb. 18th-19th, 2016]. DOI:10.3301/ROL.2016.161


Soil-structure interaction. P-Y [pressure-lateral deflection] curves re-assessment by Finite Element code [PLAXIS3D] of laterally loaded pile in clay for offshore use. Monitoring system maintenance and data download. Subsidence-deformation analysis around deep excavation in urban areas. Finite difference [FLAC3D] and element [RS3] modelling unstable slopes interacting with underground structures. Evaluation through numerical simulations of the effectiveness for the proposed countermeasure works on a National Road. Simulation of damage on the concrete lining due to landslide movement. Planning and execution of soil and rock lab testing


Technical skills

Field and lab data interpretation • Monitoring system maintenance and data download • Geotechnical design of retaining walls | gabions wall | embankments | anchors | foundations • Lab testing on soils | rocks • Geological field surveys • Total station | GPS surveys • Finite Elements | Finite Differences numerical modelling

Working experiences 

Technical study on countermeasure works for underground infrastructures threated by landslides
Research fellow CNR | Research Institute for Hydro-Geological Protection [IRPI]
Padua | 2018

Landslide numerical modelling
Visiting Exchange PhD Student | NBK Institute of Mining Engineering – UBC
Vancouver – BC [Canada] | Mar-Set 2017

Feasibility assessment of a tunnel in high mountain contest
P.E. | Support to Studio GeoAlpina | Forni di Sotto [UD] | 2016-2017

Support to CPT data interpretation
Junior Geothecnical Engineer | Norwegian Geotechnical Institute [NGI] – Offshore Geotechnics Department
Oslo [Norvegia] | Jun-Sep 2014

Field engineer
Internship | BBT- Brenner base tunnel | Fortezza [BZ] | Sep-Nov 2012

Chemistry lab teacher | «Dal Cero» High school | San Bonifacio [VR] | Dec 2007-Jun 2008


PhD candidate 
DICAM - University of Bologna | 2018 [final defence on November]

Master of Science in Civil Engineering – curricula Geotechnical Engineering | University of Bologna | 2014

Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering – curricula Road and infrastructures | University of Bologna | 2010

Industrial chemistry technician | ITIS «G.Silva» High School | 2007

Selected courses, Winter/Summer Schools: Offshore Engineering | LARAM Landslide Risck Assessment and Mitigation | ECDL  

Awards | Scholarships

CNR IRPI scholarship on ANAS project about infrastructures resilience to landslide risk | Padua | 2018

Marco Polo grant for international exchange | Bologna | 2016

Biennial prize of the Italian Marine and Offshore Engineering Association [AIOM] for the MSc thesis
[Developed at NGI in Oslo – Norway | Aug - Dec 2013] | 2014


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