Dr Matteo Di Benedetti

University Teacher

Academic Liaison for Civil and Structural Engineering


T: +44 (0)114 222 6142




During my academic career, I extensively worked on projects related to structural health monitoring (SHM) of civil structures. In my M.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering, I developed an automated algorithm for continuous modal analysis of a football stadium, and then, in my Ph.D., I exploited acoustic emission technology in order to identify damage and to assess structural performance in buildings and civil infrastructures.

Throughout my interdisciplinary training, I gained experience in structural reliability, fracture mechanics, structural dynamics and corrosion engineering along with hands-on experimental skills such as mechanical and electrochemical testing, nondestructive evaluation techniques, and in situ load testing.

As a Teaching Associate In the Civil and Structural Department at The University of Sheffield, I assisted delivering and managing post-graduate modules, including Structural Dynamic, Advanced Concrete Design, and Innovation in Structural Concrete, while my research focused in the application of digital image correlation (DIC) to concrete reinforced with Fibre Reinforced Polymers to study shear behaviour and deflection.

I am currently the lead academic for the Structures and Dynamics Laboratory at The Diamond, where I deliver practical teaching to undergraduate and postgraduate students across the Faculty of Engineering.

Current practical experiments delivered in the Diamond
Module code
Hole in plate GEE207
Cantilever truss AMR136
Suspension cable CIV1000
Two-pinned arch CIV1000
Elastic bending MEC1333
Elastic shear CIV1000
Qualitative analysis CIV2100
Plastic collapse CIV2100
Steel joint testing CIV6275
Triaxial lab CIV2500
Shear box CIV150
Odometers CIV2500
Vibrating beams CIV4181 & CIV6181

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