Queen's University, Belfast

Current Position Lecturer in Structural Engineering
Telephone +44 (0) 28 9097 4266
Email g.amato@qub.ac.uk
Departments School of Natural and Built Environment
Quadrat Core Themes Biodiversity, Environmental Management


Key Research Interests

  • composite materials for constructions (FRCM, FRP)
  • shape memory alloys (SMAs) for civil engineering applications
  • seismic and impact resistant structures
  • strengthening of existing structures
  • road safety barriers

Recent Key Papers

  • D’Anna, J., Amato, G., Chen, J. F., Minafò, G., & La Mendola, L. (2019). On the use of Digital Image Correlation (DIC) for evaluating the tensile behaviour of BFRCM strips. In Key Engineering Materials (Vol. 817, pp. 377-384). Trans Tech Publications Ltd.
  • Minafò, G., D’Anna, J., La Mendola, L., Monaco, A., & Amato, G. (2017). Effect of FRP Wraps on the Compressive Behaviour of Slender Masonry Columns. In Key Engineering Materials (Vol. 747, pp. 85-92). Trans Tech Publications.
  • Jing, D. H., Chen, J. F., Amato, G., Wu, T., & Cao, S. Y. (2018). Experimental investigation of masonry walls supported by steel plate-masonry composite beams. Steel and Composite Structures, 28(6), 709-

Summary Title of Current Studentships

  • 3D printing concrete: mix composition role on rheological properties, mechanical performance, durability and structural behaviour
  • Experimental investigation of basalt-fibre strengthening systems for confining masonry elements
  • Heat Activated Prestressing of SMA Wires for Seismic Retrofitting of RC Beam-Column Joints