Dr Nicola Grillanda

Department of Civil and Structural Engineering

Research Associate in Bridge Engineering

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Dr Nicola Grillanda
Department of Civil and Structural Engineering
Room D120a
Sir Frederick Mappin Building (Broad Lane Building)
Mappin Street
S1 3JD

Dr Nicola Grillanda received his MSc degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Ferrara (Ferrara, Italy) in 2016. He spent almost two years as Research Fellow at the University of Ferrara before starting a PhD in Architecture, Built Environment, and Construction Engineering at the Politecnico di Milano (Milan, Italy). He obtained the PhD during March 2022, and after that he worked as Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the same university. Since January 2023, he is a Research Associate in at The University of Sheffield, UK, where he is working on the EPSRC-funded project “Exploiting the resilience of masonry arch bridge infrastructure: a 3D multi-level modelling framework”.

His research interests include numerical methods for the collapse behaviour of brittle structures, e.g. masonry structures, with particular attention to constructions characterized by curved geometries. Within these topics, he is author of more than 20 journal papers, 1 book chapter and several conference proceedings.

Research interests

Computational mechanics, structural engineering, failure analysis, geometry


Journal articles


Conference proceedings papers

Research group

Computational Mechanics & Design

Structural Engineering & Materials