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Dr Maurizio Guadagnini

Department of Civil and Structural Engineering
Sir Frederick Mappin Building
Mappin Street
S1 3JD

Telephone: +44 (0) 114 222 5757
Fax: +44 (0) 114 222 5700



  • PG Certificate in Learning & Teaching (The University of Sheffield, UK)
  • PhD (The University of Sheffield, UK)
  • Laurea in Structural Engineering (The University of Bologna, Italy)


Maurizio Guadagnini obtained his degree in Civil and Structural Engineering from the University of Bologna, Italy, in 1997. He was appointed as assistant co-ordinator of the European funded TMR ConFibreCrete Network (Development of Guidelines for the Design of Concrete Structures, Reinforced, Prestressed or Strengthened with Advanced Composites) in 1998 at the University of Sheffield where he was awarded his PhD on Shear Behaviour and Design of FRP RC Beams in 2002.
After his PhD, he was involved in the EU funded Co-operative research project (CRAFT) CURVEDNFR, whose aim was the development of curved non-ferrous reinforcement for reinforced concrete applications. In August 2005 he was appointed as a Lecturer in Advanced Composites in Construction.

He has extensive research experience in the experimental investigation and use of advanced composites as reinforcing materials and in the development of design recommendations. He has published over 90 publications and for the past 12 years he has contributed to the activities of Task Group 9.3 of the International Federation of Concrete (fib), of which he is secretary since 2009. He has been actively involved in several national and international network groups and collaborative projects, including two large European funded research training networks (ConFibreCrete and En-core).

Activities and Distinctions

  • Council Member of the International Institute for FRP in Construction (IIFC)
  • Secretary of the International Federation for Structural Concrete (fib) – TG 9.3 FRP reinforcement, 2009-present
  • Member of the RILEM Technical Committee on Concrete Strengthening with Composite Materials, 2009-present
  • Member of the RILEM Technical Committee on Masonry Strengthening with Composite Materials, 2007-present
  • Member of the International Federation for Structural Concrete (fib) – TG 9.3 FRP reinforcement, 1998-present
  • Member of NGCC - Network Group for Composites in Construction, 2001-present

Research Interests

  • New RC Structures: Fibre Reinforced Polymer (FRP) reinforcement, Deflection, Shear, Punching Shear, Bond and Detailing, Fibre Reinforced Concrete (FRC)
  • Existing RC Structures: Flexural and Shear Strengthening, Bond of Externally Bonded FRP Reinforcement and Near Surface Mounted FRP systems, Seismic Upgrading
  • Experimental Mechanics: Digital Image Correlation

Selected Publications (see full list)

  • Imjai, T., Guadagnini, M. and Pilakoutas, K. (2009) "Curved FRP as Concrete Reinforcement", Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers, Engineering and Computational Mechanics, 162(3), pp 171-178 [doi]
  • Mazzon, N., Guadagnini, M. and Valluzzi, M.R. (2008) "Strengthening of RC beams with an innovative timber-FRP composite system", Mechanics of Composite Materials, 44(3), May, pp 279-288 [doi]
  • Nardini, V., Guadagnini, M. and Valluzzi, M.R. (2008) "Anchorage strength models for end-debonding predictions in RC beams strengthened with FRP composites", Mechanics of Composite Materials, 44(3), May, pp 257-268[doi]
  • Six Chapters in fib Bulletin 40 "FRP reinforcement in RC structures", Technical Report prepared by TG 9.3 "FRP reinforcement for Concrete", International Federation for Structural Concrete (fib), Lausanne, pp 147(ISBN: 978-2-88394-080-2)
  • Guadagnini, M., Pilakoutas, K. and Waldron, P. (2006) "Shear Resistance of FRP RC Beams: An Experimental Study", Journal of Composites for Construction (ASCE), Vol. 10(6), pp 464-473 [doi]