Multichannel Analysis Surface Waves

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Curriculum Vitae of Vitantonio Roma

Academic Career

  • He receives the Master degree cun laude in Structural Engineering at the Technical University of Turin (Politecnico) when he was 24 years old. Title of the Master thesis: “ Attenuation of the seismic response of structures based on pil foundations”, Professors De Stefano e Lancellotta, awarded as best structural thesis in the years 1998-1999 of the Politecnico di Torino.
  • He receives his PhD research studies at the Technical University of Turin (Politecnico) with Prof. Lancellotta, spending 1 year at the Georgia Institute of Technology of Atlanta (USA) as visiting PhD student with Prof. Rix. From 2000 to 2001 at Georgia Tech he attends classes of Soil Mechanics (Prof. Santamarina), Soil Dynamics (Prof. Rix), Wave propagation (Prof. Jacob), Optimization in Engineering design (Prof. Bert). Title of his PhD thesis: “Soil Properties and Site characterization by means of Rayleigh Waves”.
  • He starts his professional carrier working a brief period as structural and geotechnical junior engineer at I.G. Srl (Ingegneria Geotecnica), the branch office in Turin of the Studio Geotecnico Italiano of Prof. Jamiolkowski
  • He worked as civil and structural and geotechnical engineer in Geodata and in Golder Associates
  • Now he works as Project Engineer and expert structural and geotechnical engineer


  • Geotechnical and structural Engineering
  • Seismic and vibration Engineering

Associations (member of):

  • Association of Engineers in Brindisi (http://web.tiscali.it/oringbrindisi)
  • Earthquake Engineering and Dynamics Group at the Department of Structural and Geotechnical Engineering of Technical University of Turin (Politecnico)
  • Italian Geotechnical Association (AGI) (www.associazionegeotecnica.it)
  • International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering
  • International Society of Rock Mechanics


  • “Frequencies and Wavenumbers of Resonance in Layered Media for Traveling Rayleigh Waves“, Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, USA), 23 Aprile 2001
  • “Determination of dynamic soil properties through propagation of Rayleigh waves”, Politecnico di Torino (Italy), 20 Luglio 2001
  • “Caratterizzazione Geotecnica e ProprietÓ dinamiche dei terreni attraverso la propagazione delle Onde di Rayleigh: recenti sviluppi della tecnica SASW ”, Ordine degli Ingegneri di Brindisi, 19 Aprile 2002



  • De Stefano A., Foti S., Lancellotta R., Roma V.: “ L’isolamento sismico delle strutture su pali ”, IX Italian Seismic Conference, Torino 20-23 Settembre 1999
  • De Stefano A., Foti S., Lancellotta R., Roma V.: “ Dissipazione dell’energia in strutture su pali ”, IX Italian Seismic Conference, Torino 20-23 Settembre 1999
  • Hebeler G., Lai C.G., Orozco C., Rix G., Roma V.: “ Recent advances in Surface Wave methods for Geotechnical Site Characterization ”, XV International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Istanbul 27-31 Agosto 2001
  • Roma V., Lancellotta R., Rix G.: “ Frequencies and wavenumbers of Resonance in horizontally stratified media for traveling Rayleigh waves “, XI International Conference on Waves and Stability in Continous Media, Porto Ercole 3-9 Giugno 2001
  • Roma V., Hebeler G., Rix G., Lai C.G.: “ Geotechnical soil characterization using fundamental and higher Rayleigh modes propagation in layered media “, XII European Conference on Earthquake Engineering, London 9-13 Settembre 2002
  • Iovieno M., Roma V.: “Two dimensional viscous flow between circular cylinders: application to damping devices for seismic isolation “, Mathematical and Computer Modelling, 35 (2002)
  • Foti S., Lai C.G., Rix G., Roma V.: “Simultaneous measurement and inversion of surface wave dispersion and attenuation curves”, Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering 22 (2002) 923-930
  • Roma V.: “Automated inversion of Rayleigh geometrical dispersion relation for geotechnical soil identification “, 3rd World Conference on Structural Control, Como 7-12 April 2002
  • Roma V.: "Soil Properties and Site characterization through Rayleigh Waves", International Conference on Pre-failure Deformation Characteristics of Geomaterials, Lione, September 2003
  • Roma V.: "Dynamic Soil Identification by means of Rayleigh Waves", XI Italian Seismic Conference, Genova, Jenuary 2004
  • Roma, V. and Mahtab, M. A. “Use of Rayleigh Waves as Reference for Determining Setback Distances for Explosions near Shorelines”, Poster Session, 6th Bay of Fundy Workshop, September 29-October 2, 2004, Cornwallis Park, Nova Scotia.
  • Mahtab A., Stanton K.L., Roma V. “Environmental Impacts of Blasting for Stone Quarries near Bay of Fundy”, 6th Bay of Fundy Workshop, September 29-October 2, 2004, Cornwallis Park, Nova Scotia.
  • Roma V., Pescatore M.: “Environmental impact caused by high speed train vibrations”, International Geotechnical Conference: Soil-structure interaction:calculation methods and engineering practice, 26-28 May, 2005, St. Petersburg
  • Bergamaschi M., Locatelli L., Quadrelli D., Roma V. “Soil-Structure dynamic interaction: application to design and construction of the facilities of a gas power plant”, XIIIth Danube-European Conference on Geotechnical Engineering (29-31 May 2006, Lubiana) Active Geotechnical Design in Infrastructure Development
  • Roma V.: "Impatto ambientale causato da vibrazioni prodotte da treni ad alta velocitÓ ", accepted to the XII Italian Seismic Conference, Pisa, June 2007
  • Roma V.: "Caratterizzazione geotecnica sismica dei suoli con il metodo MASW", accepted to the XII Italian Seismic Conference, Pisa, June 2007