Michele Barbato, Ph.D., PE (LA)

Associate Professor


Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
3230B Patrick F. Taylor Hall
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803


Phone: (225) 578-8719 / Fax: (225) 578-4945
Email: mbarbato@lsu.edu


Educational Background

  • Ph. D. 2007 – University of California, San Diego, CA (USA)
  • M.S. 2005 – University of California, San Diego, CA (USA)
  • B.S. (Laurea Degree) 2002 – University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Rome (Italy)


Employment History

  • 10/2007 – present: Assistant Professor, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA (USA)
  • 04/2002 – 09/2007: Research Assistant, University of California, San Diego, CA (USA)
  • 06/2007 – 07/2007: Teaching Assistant, ROSE School, Pavia (Italy)
  • 09/2006 – 02/2007: Visiting Scholar, University of Chiety-Pescara “G. D’Annunzio”, Pescara (Italy)


Research Interests

  • Modeling and analysis of reinforced concrete, steel, steel-concrete and wood-concrete composite structures;
  • Modeling and analysis of reinforced concrete structures retrofitted with fiber reinforced polymers;
  • Modeling and analysis of soil-foundation-structure interaction systems;
  • Finite element methods for response/response sensitivity analyses of structural/geotechnical systems;
  • Earthquake engineering and structural dynamics;
  • Hurricane engineering;
  • Random vibration theory and stochastic process modeling;
  • Computational reliability analysis of structural and geotechnical systems;
  • Numerical optimization methods and their application to structural engineering problems (e.g, structural reliability and structural optimization)