Fabrizio Gara graduated in Civil Engineering at the University of Ancona in 1996 with full marks (110/110 “summa cum laude”) and in 2000 he received his PhD in “Structural Mechanics” at the University of Bologna. Since 2002 to 2015 he was Assistant Researcher; since 2015 he is Associate Professor at the Università Politecnica delle Marche where teaches Structural Rehabilitation and Advanced Engineering Structures.
His main research fields of interests are: (i) modelling of composite bridge girders; (ii) dynamic behaviour and seismic response of civil engineering structures; (iii) laboratory and in-situ experimentations for static and dynamic characterization of structural elements and systems.
Since 2001 he spent several periods for scientific collaborations at foreign universities, such as the University of New South Wales and the University of Sydney.
In 2006 he received the research award for the best researcher of the Faculty of Engineering of the Università Politecnica delle Marche for 2004/2005 academic year; in 2010 he obtained the Researcher award for the best researchers in the period of 5 years from 2004 to 2008.
He is involved in researches sponsored by the Italian Ministero dell’Università dell’Istruzione e della Ricerca (MIUR) and he is also the Principal Investigator of several funded applied researches.
He is co-author of about 120 research papers, among which 24 on International Journals and 60 on proceedings of International Conferences.
He is co-inventor of 1 patent regarding a new device for the pull-out test for the in-place estimation of concrete compressive strength.