Luca Piciullo, PhD and Yeganeth Attari, MSc

Luca Piciullo, PhD

Luca has a PhD and Postdoc from the University of Salerno, Italy, in Geotechnical engineering at the faculty of civil and environmental engineering, and a Post-doc from the University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy.

He has worked on early warning systems for landslides and is the author of several research papers on international journals and conferences, both as first author and co-author, collaborating with different national and international groups (i.e., CNR-IRPI in Perugia, Italy; NVE and NGI in Oslo, Norway; Geotechnical Foundation of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil). He is also the convener of the session on “Landslide early warning systems: monitoring systems, rainfall thresholds, warning models, performance evaluation and risk perception” at the European Geosciences Union (EGU, 2017, 2018, 2019), Vienna, Austria, and editor of the Special Issue on landslide early warning systems on natural hazards and earth system sciences (NHESS) Journal.

Luca will be working as a Post-doc at NGI within the BegrensSkade II / Remedy project. His work will mainly be related to risk assessment and risk management. He is currently dealing with the update of the excel VBA tool for the risk analysis of settlement-induced damages due to groundworks. Moreover, he is working on a method for defining a settlement risk map for buildings due to deep excavations.

Yeganeh Attari, MSc

Yeganeh holds BSc from Ferdowsi University of Mashhad in Iran and MSc of Engineering from University College Dublin, Ireland. She has extensive experience in the numerical analysis of complex soil-structure interaction problems, completing numerous research and commercial projects related to geotechnical engineering. While working as a Design engineer at GDG in Ireland, Yeganeh worked on a project to evaluate piling induced movements in soft clay in Gothenburg. This project has resulted in several publications and she was invited to give the keynote lecture at the Swedish foundation day in 2016.

Yeganeh is currently a PhD candidate at NTNU working within the BegrensSkade II / Remedy project on “Evaluating the effects of pore pressure build-up during pile driving on slope stability”. The aim of the research is to develop a method for industry practice. The project will identify relevant construction sites involving pile driving in soft deposits, where the various industry partners are involved, to monitor pore pressures and deformations. In addition, the project will use historic data.  The effects of pile driving will analyzed using empirical and numerical methods.