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Dr Andrea Franza


Andrea holds BSc (2010) and MSc (2013) degrees with full marks in Civil Engineering from the Università Politecnica delle Marche (Italy) with a thesis titled "A model for the dynamic analysis of foundations with inclined piles". In July 2017, he completed his PhD in Civil Engineering at the University of Nottingham (UK) with a thesis titled "Tunnelling and its effects on piles and structures". He joined the Department of Engineering of the University of Cambridge and the Cambridge Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction (CSIC) in November 2016 as a Research Associate (EPSRC Doctoral Prize Fellowship).

Research Interests

Andrea’s research activity spans the areas of geotechnical and structural engineering as well as machine learning. In particular, his work focuses on the topics of soil-structure interaction, tunnelling, pile foundations and smart infrastructure.