Michele CALVELLO Curriculum

Michele Calvello was born in Potenza (Italy) on 20 October 1973. He is Associate Professor in Geotechnical Engineering at the University of Salerno (Italy), where he currently teaches “Soil mechanics” and “Landslide Risk”, respectively offered within the Bachelor Degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering and within the Master Degree in Environmental and Land Management Engineering. He graduated with honours in Civil Engineering from Università della Basilicata (Potenza, Italy) in 1997 and he earned a PhD degree from Northwestern University (Evanston, USA) in 2002, with a dissertation on ‘Inverse analysis of a supported excavation through Chicago glacial clays’.

His main research interests are focused on the engineering analysis of geotechnical boundary value problems and on the analysis and management of landslide risk, both at slope and regional scales, with special attention devoted to the following inter-disciplinary topics: early warning systems for rainfall-induced landslides, landslide zoning, risk perception, risk education and community resilience. He is currently the Coordinator of the LARAM School, an International School for PhD students on “LAndslide Risk Assessment and Mitigation”. He is Secretary of the Technical Committee TC-306 “Geo-Engineering Education” and member of the Technical Committees TC-304 “Engineering Practice of Risk Assessment and Management” and TC-309 “Machine Learning and Big Data” of the International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering. He is member of the Editorial Board of the scientific journals “Rivista Italiana di Geotecnica” and “Geoenvironmental Disasters“.

Last updated: December 2018