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Dr Maria Rosaria Marsico

Senior Lecturer Structural Engineering PhD, SFHEA, SFASPIRE, RIBA Chair, Chartered Architect


Telephone: 01392 723594

Extension: (Streatham) 3594

Dr. Maria Rosaria Marsico  is presently a Senior Lecturer at the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences of the University of Exeter, UK. She has obtained her Ph.D. degree in Structural Engineering at 2008 and she was Research Assistant at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at University of Bristol, UK.

She conducts research in Earthquake Engineering, Structural Dynamics, Structural Health Monitoring, Control Systems and Energy Dissipation.

She worked on the instability of cables in stay-bridges (EPSRC grant: EP/F030711/1, Experimental bifurcation analysis for hybrid testing methods) and she was Visiting Researcher at the Department of Civil Engineering of the University of California in 2008-2009.

She worked at the Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center (PEERC) of U.C. Berkeley with Prof. James M. Kelly. She optimised an innovative method to design buckling and roll-out displacement for multilayer elastomeric bearings used for seismic protection.

Dr. Marsico has been member of ReLUIS, University Network of Seismic Engineering Laboratories supported by the Department of Civil Protection in Italy. She is reviewer for highly ranked journals and she published several articles in reputed international journals.

Enjoy my design portfolio!

Personal web page: Maria Rosaria Research Group


Chair of the Royal Institute of British Architects RIBA Exeter Branch

Early Career Researcher Rep for Engineering. Fecabook ECRN. LinkedIn ECRN UoE Engineering

External Relations Champion for Engineering at CEMPS.

Equality & Diversity Co-ordinator (Engineering), University of Exeter.

Funder of Robogals Chapter at CEMPS.

Research-led learning. Watch my controbution to the Education Strategy 2015-2020.

2014-2016  Co-ordinator of the Exeter MSc in Structural Engineering


Professional Experience

2016: Member of the EPSC Associate Peer Review College.

2014: Member of the Italian Working Group ‘Earthquake Risk Assessment Plan’ (€444,176.02).

2010-2012: Project Engineer at SOMMA MECHANICAL ENGINEERING.

2006:  Expert witness for Italian Court, Potenza, Italy.

2005-2006: Project Engineer for GAMMA ENGINEERING.

2005-2008: Engineer Consultant for BLG ENGINEERING GROUP.

2005: Engineer Consultant for FEEVA Architecture. 


I would he happy to supervise PhD Students in Structural Engineering and Earthquake Engineering. Please contact me!