JEAN-PAUL PINELLI

Professor, Department of Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Florida Institute of Technology

  Jean-Paul Pinelli

PROFESSIONAL PREPARATION

B.S. in Civil Engineering, University of Buenos Aires Argentina 1982
M.S. in Civil Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology 1984
Ph.D. in Structural Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology 1992

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RESEARCH AND EDUCATION INTERESTS

Natural hazard risks modeling and prediction; wind engineering, vulnerability, and mitigation; natural hazard engineering cyber-infrastructure development; wireless instrumentation for monitoring of the effect of hurricanes on structures.

 


PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS

Professor, Department of Mechanical and Civil Engineering,
Florida Institute of Technology
Visiting Professor, Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University (2009 and 2017)
Lead Engineer, EQE International, San Francisco, California, 1994
Project Engineer, Techint S.A., Buenos Aires, Argentina (1984-1988)

SIGNIFICANT HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Florida Tech Senate Award for Excellence in Research, 2007

SYNERGISTIC ACTIVITIES

  • Wind and Hurricane Impact Research Laboratory (WHIRL) (http://research.fit.edu/whirl/) Founder and Director.
  • Florida Public Hurricane Loss Model: leader of the engineering team.
  • Natural Hazard Engineering Research Infrastructure (NHERI) cyber-infrastructure component
  • DesignSafe.ci: co-PI and leader of the data requirements team.