Barbara Frigo

Associate Professor (L. 240)
Department of Structural, Geotechnical and Building Engineering (DISEG)

  • Member of Interdepartmental Center SISCON - Safety of Infrastructures and Constructions


Research interests

Avalanche impact
Defence structures
Ice mechanics
Snow avalanche
Snow mechanics


Barbara Frigo is Associate Professor of Structural Mechanics at the Department of Structural, Building and Geotechnical Engineering at Politecnico di Torino. She holds her Master’s degree in environmental and Land Engineering and the Ph.D. in Structural Engineering at Politecnico di Torino. Her research interests include snow and ice mechanics, avalanche formation and release, , snowpack stability, interactions between snow flows and structures to design structure subject to mountain natural hazards and defence works.


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ERC sectors

PE10_3 - Climatology and climate change
PE10_18 - Cryosphere, dynamics of snow and ice cover, sea ice, permafrosts and ice sheets
PE10_20 - Geohazards: earthquakes, landslides, tsunamis and other ground instabilities
PE10_17 - Hydrology, hydrogeology, engineering and environmental geology, water and soil pollution

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Awards and Honors

  • Tesi ad interesse regionale conferred by Regione Autonoma Valle d’Aosta – Assessorato dell’Istruzione e Cultura, Italy (2008)
  • Avalanche Divas - Travel Grant conferred by Avalanche Divas (2010)
  • JCI (Japan Concrete Institute) - Best Technical Paper Award conferred by Japan Concrete Institute (JCI), Giappone (2015)
  • Avalanche Divas Awards ISSW 2018 conferred by Avalanche Divas (2018)


Collegi of the degree programmes



MostraNascondi A.A. passati

Master of Science

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Bachelor of Science

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Research fields

Research projects

Projects funded by commercial contracts

Supervised PhD students

  • Farmehr Mohammadpour Dehkordi. Programme in Ingegneria Civile E Ambientale (36th cycle, 2020-in progress)
    Thesis: Enhancing Mechanical Performance of Brittle Materials through Fiber Reinforcement


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