Gian Maria Bocchini

Internship Project (September 2012 – February 2013)


University of Canterbury (New Zealand)


Post-disaster repair and pre-event mitigation planning for buried infrastructures

Main Research Topics

  • Seismic vulnerability and post-earthquake loss of functionality models
  • Generating resilience enhancement strategies
  • Optimisation framework for resilient buried networks


Personal Profile

Date of birth: 22/05/1986

Personal Contacts:


Telephone: +393337665088

Skype: giammy1986

Professional Interests:

Earthquake geology, Seismic hazard assessment, Natural hazards risk assessment, GIS-based territorial scale damage scenario analysis, Risk reduction and mitigation, Emergency planning, Satellite image processing.

Current status:

Collaboration with the Università degli Studi G. d’Annunzio  di Chieti-Pescara – GeoSis lab – for the Seismic Microzoning of Abruzzo.

June 2013-September 2013

Education and Training:

  • IUSS of Pavia (Italy)

Master in Risk and Emergency Management (REM)

Dissertation: Bridge performance: New understanding following the February 22, 2011 Christchurch earthquake.


  • University of Canterbury (New Zealand)


September 2012- February 2013

  • Università degli studi G. d’Annunzio Chieti-Pescara (Italy)

Master’s degree with honour in Structural Geology and Geodynamics of the earth and of the planets

Dissertation: Coulomb stress variations after the April 6, 2009 L’Aquila earthquake: implications on seismic hazard assessment.


  • University of Oulu (Finland)

Student exchange programme (Erasmus programme)

January 2010 – May 2010

  • Università degli studi G. d’Annunzio Chieti-Pescara (Italy)

Bachelor’s degree with honour in geological science

Dissertation: Evolution of Abruzzi coast line at the delta of the main rivers crossing the region in the last century.


Language Skills

Italian: Mother tongue

English:  Advanced

Computer Skills

Proficiency in Ms Office (Excel, Word, Power Point), Arc GIS, Corel Draw, Coulomb

Basics of Matlab, R, OpenQuake, CRISIS


Bocchini G. M., Crowley H. and Giovinazzi S. (2013), Bridge performance, new understanding following the February 22, 2011 Christchurch earthquake. 1st UME school seminar, Pavia, Italy.

 Bocchini G.M., Pace B., Boncio P. (2011),The Static Coulomb Failure Stress Change induced by the 2009 L’Aquila earthquake: implications for the seismic hazard assessment of central Italy. 30° Gruppo Nazionale di Geofisica della Terra Solida (GNGTS),Trieste, Italy.