Assistant Professor Andrea Calabrese has a Ph.D. in Construction Engineering with an emphasis in Structural Engineering. He joined CSULB’s Civil Engineering and Construction Engineering Management Department in 2017. He was a visiting research fellow at the Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center from 2010 to 2012 and a postdoctoral researcher of the ReLUIS Consortium, The Italian Network of University Laboratories in Earthquake Engineering, from 2013 to 2014.
Dr. Calabrese worked as a Structural Engineer at Foster & Partners, London and Italy for seven years, a registered engineer in Italy since 2009, and a Chartered Engineer and Full Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers in the United Kingdom since 2017. His current research interests are in the fields of experimental testing, structural dynamics, base isolation, vibration engineering and in the development of novel low-cost devices for the seismic protection of buildings.
He has carried out numerous large-scale experimental studies of base isolation systems and energy-absorbing devices on the shaking table at the Department of Structural Engineering of the University of Naples in Italy. This work has been instrumental in developing low-cost seismic isolation systems using recycled rubber and flexible reinforcements for seismic protection of buildings in developing regions.