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Antonella D'Alessandro is Assistant Professor of Construction Science at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of University of Perugia where she currently teaches Laboratory of Structural Analysis and Design and is teaching assistant of the course of Structural Design, Complements of Building Technology and Bridges. She graduated cum laude in Civil Engineering at University of Perugia in 2002. After her master degree she worked as a structural engineer. Since 2005 she has been a researcher fellow in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of Perugia. She received her PhD in Civil Engineering from University of Perugia in 2012. Her research topics are: Self-sensing cement-based nanocomposites, Innovative materials for constructions, Structural Health Monitoring, Fire engineering, Recycled concrete. She is author of more than 40 papers among national, international journals and conferences. She is reviewer for international journals among which: Cement and Concrete Composites, Materials, Materials and Design, Mathematical Problems in Engineering.

She won in 2003 the Master Degree Prize from Spoleto Crediti e Servizi. She won in 2014 the ACI Italy Chapter - Federbeton Award "Innovation in Concrete Structures and Cementitious Materials" with her Ph.D. Thesis "The use of nanotechnology to realize cementitious materials sensitive to the state of strain". She was one of the winners of the National Competition "Brain 2014" organized by Mensa Italy. In 2015 she won the "Mensa Foundation Copper Black International Award for Creative Achievement".


  1. Self-sensing cement-based nanocomposites Sensori cementizi nanomodificati
  2. Recycled concretes Calcestruzzi con aggregati riciclati
  3. Fire Resistance of concrete structures Resistenza al fuoco di elementi in c.a. e c.a.p.
  4. Structural Health Monitoring Monitoraggio continuo dell'integrità strutturale



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  1. E.García-Macías, A. D'Alessandro, R. Castro-Triguero, D. Pérez-Mira, F. Ubertini, "Micromechanics modeling of the electrical conductivity of carbon nanotube cement-matrix composites", Composites Part B: Engineering 108 (2017) 451-469
  2. A. D'Alessandro, C. Fabiani, A.L. Pisello, F. Ubertini, A.L. Materazzi, F. Cotana, "Innovative concretes for low-carbon constructions: a review", International Journal of Low-Carbon Technologies, 2016, doi: 10.1093/ijlct/ctw013 First published online: October 14, 2016
  3. A. D'Alessandro, M. Rallini, F. Ubertini, A.L. Materazzi, J.M. Kenny. “Investigations on scalable fabrication procedures for self-sensing carbon nanotube cement-matrix composites for SHM applications” Cement and Concrete Composites 65 (2016) 200-213.
  4. F. Ubertini, S. Laflamme, A. D’Alessandro."Smart cement paste with carbon nanotubes" (2016) In: Innovative Developments of Advanced Multifunctional Nanocomposites in Civil and Structural Engineering, Edited by K.J. Loh and S. Nagarajaiah, Woodhead Publishing, 97-120
  5. A. D’Alessandro, F. Ubertini, S. Laflamme, A.L. Materazzi. "Toward smart concrete for smart cities: Recent results and future application of strain-sensing nanocomposites" (2015) Journal of Smart Cities 1(1) 3-14
  6. M. Breccolotti,  M.F. Bonfigli, A. D'Alessandro, A.L. Materazzi. "Constitutive modeling of plain concrete subjected to cyclic uniaxial compressive loading" Construction and Building Materials 94 (2015) 172-180
  7. M. Breccolotti,  M.F. Bonfigli, F. Roscini, A. D'Alessandro. "Investigation of stress - strain behaviour of recycled aggregate concrete under cyclic loads" Environmental Engineering and Management Journal 14(7) (2015) 1543-1552
  8. A. D'Alessandro, F. Ubertini, A.L. Materazzi, M. Porfiri, S. Laflamme. "Electromechanical Modelling of New Nanocomposite Carbon Cement-based Sensors for Structural Health Monitoring" Structural Health Monitoring 14(2) (2015) 137-147
  9. S. Laflamme, F. Ubertini, H. Saleem, A. D'Alessandro, A. Downey, H. Ceylan, A.L. Materazzi. "Dynamic Characterization of a Soft Elastomeric Capacitor for Structural Health Monitoring" Journal of Structural Engineering ASCE 141(8) (2015), 04014186
  10. F. Ubertini, S. Laflamme, H. Ceylan, A.L. Materazzi, G. Cerni, H. Saleem, A. D'Alessandro, A. Corradini, 2014, Novel Nanocomposite Technologies for Dynamic Monitoring of Structures: a Comparison between Cement-Based Embeddable and Soft Elastomeric Surface Sensors, Smart Materials and Structures, vol. 23, 12pp.
  11. I. Venanzi, M. Breccolotti, A. D’Alessandro, A.L. Materazzi "Fire performance assessment of HPLWC hollow core slabs through full-scale furnace testing" Fire Safety Journal 69 (2014) 12-22
  12. F. Ubertini, A.L. Materazzi, A. D'Alessandro, S. Laflamme, 2013, Natural frequencies identification of a reinforced concrete beam using carbon nanotube cement-based sensors, Engineering Structures 60: 265-275.
  13. A.L. Materazzi, F. Ubertini, A. D’Alessandro, 2013, Carbon nanotube cement-based transducers for dynamic sensing of strain Cement and Concrete Composites 37 2-11.