Sebastiano Foti

Full Professor
Department of Structural, Geotechnical and Building Engineering (DISEG)

  • Head of Department Department of Structural, Geotechnical and Building Engineering
  • Member Academic Senate
  • Member Comitato di Ateneo per la ricerca, il trasferimento tecnologico ed i servizi al territorio
  • Member Commissione Didattica
  • Member of Interdepartmental Center SISCON - Safety of Infrastructures and Constructions
  • Member Steering committee for ANVUR assessment

Profile

Research interests

Geotechnical earthquake engineering
Geotechnical engineering
Hydrogen storage
Scour of foundations
Seismic hazard
Seismic response
Seismic risk
Seismic waves
Soil liquefaction
Soil-structure interaction

Biography

Sebastiano Foti is the Vice-Rector for Education and a Professor in Geotechnical Engineering at the Politecnico di Torino, where he also received his PhD degree. His research activity is mainly devoted to geophysical methods for geotechnical characterisation, with particular reference to surface wave testing, seismic waves in porous media and the use of geophysical techniques in the lab. His other research interests include seismic site response, soil-structure interaction, structural dynamic tests for the assessment of existing foundation systems and earth retaining systems in seismic zones. He authored over 200 scientific papers (of which 80 in peer-reviewed international journals), three books and six book chapters. He was awarded the Geotechnical Research Medal (Bishop Medal) 2003 by the Institution of Civil Engineers (UK); an Honorable Mention in the Best Paper category in 2011 by the Society of Exploration Geophysics (USA); and Outstanding Paper Awardby the EERI (Earthquake Engineering Research Institute), USA in 2018. He is a member of Technical Committee TC 203: Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering and Associated Problems, and a former core member of TC 102: Ground Property Characterization by In-Situ Tests of ISSMGE (Intern. Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering). He has been a member of the Editorial board of Soils and Foundations, the official journal of the Japanese Geotechnical Society. He has been actively involved in several research projects and contracts and has been the principal investigator for several research or consultancy contracts of Politecnico di Torino. The impact of his publications is quantified by the following indices (at the date of Mar 1, 2021): - number of citations: 2721 (scopus), 2174 (WoS), 5265 (Google Scholar) - h-index: 26 (scopus), 24 (WoS), 34 (Google Scholar)

Scientific branch

ICAR/07 - GEOTECHNICS
(Area 0008 - Civil engineering and architecture)

Skills

ERC sectors

PE8_3 - Civil engineering, architecture, maritime/hydraulic engineering, geotechnics, waste treatment

SDG

Goal 4: Quality education
Goal 7: Affordable and clean energy
Goal 9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities

Awards and Honors

  • Bishop Medal 2003 conferred by British Institution of Civil Engineers, United kingdom (2003)
  • Honorable mention in the category Best paper in GEOPHYSICS. conferred by SEG - Society of Exploration Geophysics, United States (2011)
  • 2018 Outstanding Paper Award from Earthquake Spectra conferred by Earthquake Spectra Editorial Board, the EERI Board of Directors, United States (2018)

Editorial boards

  • GEOTECHNICS (2021-), Editorial board member
  • SOILS AND FOUNDATIONS (2015-2017), Editorial board member

Other research or teaching roles outside Politecnico

  • Visiting Professor, presso Nagoya University (9/11/2013-17/11/2013)

Non-commercial collaboration agreements

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Teaching

Collegi of the PhD programmes

  • INGEGNERIA CIVILE E AMBIENTALE, 2022/2023 (39. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA CIVILE E AMBIENTALE, 2021/2022 (38. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA CIVILE E AMBIENTALE, 2020/2021 (37. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA CIVILE E AMBIENTALE, 2019/2020 (36. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA CIVILE E AMBIENTALE, 2018/2019 (35. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA CIVILE E AMBIENTALE, 2017/2018 (34. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA CIVILE E AMBIENTALE, 2016/2017 (33. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA CIVILE E AMBIENTALE, 2015/2016 (32. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA CIVILE E AMBIENTALE, 2014/2015 (31. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA AMBIENTALE, 2013/2014 (30. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA AMBIENTALE, 2012/2013 (29. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA PER L'AMBIENTE NATURALE E COSTRUITO, 2011/2012 (28. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA PER L'AMBIENTE NATURALE E COSTRUITO, 2010/2011 (27. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA PER L'AMBIENTE NATURALE E COSTRUITO, 2009/2010 (26. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA PER LA GESTIONE DELLE ACQUE E DEL TERRITORIO, 2008/2009 (25. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA PER LA GESTIONE DELLE ACQUE E DEL TERRITORIO, 2007/2008 (24. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA PER LA GESTIONE DELLE ACQUE E DEL TERRITORIO, 2006/2007 (23. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA PER LA GESTIONE DELLE ACQUE E DEL TERRITORIO, 2005/2006 (22. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA PER LA GESTIONE DELLE ACQUE E DEL TERRITORIO, 2004/2005 (21. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
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Collegi of the degree programmes

Teachings

Master of Science

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Bachelor of Science

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Research

Research fields

Research projects

Projects funded by competitive calls

Projects funded by commercial contracts

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Supervised PhD students

Publications

Last years publications

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