Mariantonietta has a background in Environmental and Civil Engineering and her expertise includes structural dynamics, seismic engineering, resilience of critical infrastructures to natural hazards, disaster management and contingency planning. She holds a master’s degree in Environmental Engineering and a PhD in Sciences of the Civil and Environmental Engineering – Structures from the Technical University of Bari (Italy). She worked as a consultant and scientist before joining Anglia Ruskin University.
Mariantonietta holds a master’s degree in “Environmental Engineering” (equivalent to MEng(Hons)) and a PhD in “Sciences of Civil and Environmental Engineering – Structures” from the Technical University of Bari (Italy). She demonstrated a passion for seismic engineering during her master’s degree dissertation and expanded her research interests to structural dynamics and structural damage identification using the dynamic response in her doctoral dissertation. During her doctoral degree, Mariantonietta contributed to the teaching activities of the “Structures design” module at the Technical University of Bari. Mariantonietta also worked as a self-employed engineer in Italy, where she is a chartered engineer.
In 2012 Mariantonietta began working as a scientist at the Mobility Department of AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH (Austria) where she distinguished herself for her work in the European FP7 project NERA in which she led the Work Package 6 and was AIT’s representative. At AIT she researched on or assessed seismic vulnerability and fragility of historical masonry structures and bridges, structural identification through dynamic field-testing data, ground-borne vibrations produced by traffic and trains and seismic microzonation in several research and consultancy projects.
Mariantonietta joined Anglia Ruskin University in 2017 as a research fellow for the European H2020 project LIQUEFACT and became a senior lecturer in 2018. Since then, she contributes to the teaching activities of the Civil Engineering courses and was co-I of the European H2020 projects LIQUEFACT and TURNkey and she is co-I of the European HE project MEDiate. In these projects, she investigates the critical infrastructure resilience to natural disasters.
Mariantonietta developed research experience in the following subjects:
Mariantonietta applied the following methodologies according to the subject researched: computational methods (also including AI-based algorithms and stochastic analyses), Finite Elements Analysis, dynamic field tests, questionnaire and interviews.
Mariantonietta is available for research supervision in the following areas:
For further details or to express your interest please contact Mariantonietta by email: [email protected].
Module leader and tutor of the following modules
Jones, K.G., Morga, M., Wanigarathna, N., Pascale, F., Meslem, A., (2021) ‘Improving the resilience of existing built assets to earthquake induced liquefaction disasters events’, Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering, 19(10), pp 4145-4169
Greco, R., Morga, M. (2019), ‘Optimum design of tuned mass dampers for different earthquake ground motion parameters and models’, The Structural Design of Tall and Special Buildings, 28(17), e1672
Morga, M., Marano, G.C, (2015) ‘Chloride Penetration in Circular Concrete Columns’, International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials, 9(2), pp 173-183
Marano, G.C., Morga, M, Sgobba, S. (2013) ‘Parameters Identification of Stochastic Nonstationary Process Used in Earthquake Modelling’, in S. D’Amico (ed), Earthquake Research and Analysis - New Advances in Seismology, Croatia, IntechOpen, London. 10.5772/54891
Jones, K., Mulder, F., Morga, M., Wanigarathna, N., (2022). ‘Improving organisational resilience to disaster events: an FM perspective’, In Jylhä, T., Danivska, V.(eds) The 21st EuroFM Research Symposium, [Proceeding]. The 21st EuroFM Research Symposium, Breda, The Nederlands, Delft University of Technology - Breda University of Applied Sciences
Morga, M. and Jones, K., (2019) Toolkit for resilience assessment of critical infrastructures to earthquake induced soil liquefaction disasters. In: IABSE Symposium - Towards a Resilient Built Environment - Risk and Asset Management, Guimarães, Portugal
Morga, M., Pascale, F., Spacagna, R.L., Paolella, L., Modoni, G., Jones, K. (2018), ‘Risk analysis of the built environment: understanding strengths and weaknesses of both quantitative and qualitative methodologies’, In Martins, A.N., Hobeica, L., Hobeica, A., Santos, P.P., Eltinay, N., Mendes, J.M. The 8th ICBR Lisbon Book of Paper [e-Book of Proceedings], 8th ICBR Lisbon, Portugal (ISBN: 978-989-54741-0-3)
Morga, M., (2015), ‘Improving Seismic Vulnerability Assessment using Field Testing Data’, in Kruis, J., Tsompanakis Y., and Topping, B.H.V., (Eds) The Fifteenth International Conference on Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Computing, [Proceedings], The Fifteenth International Conference on Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Computing, Prague, Czech Republic, Civil-Comp Press, Stirlingshire, Scotland, Paper 185
Morga, M., (2014), ‘Identification of crack damage in a simple beam through stochastic characteristics of time response’, In: Cunha, A., Caetano, E., Ribeiro, P., Müller, G, (eds.) 9th International Conference on Structural Dynamics, EURODYN 2014 [Proceedings], EURODYN 2014 IX International Conference on Structural Dynamics, Porto, Portugal