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Dr Andrea Franza is Assistant Professor of Geotechnical Engineering. His activity spans the areas of geotechnical and structural engineering. For this, he made use of reduced-scale physical testing, field monitoring, analytical and numerical modelling.

He is currently Associate Editor for the journal Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology. On behalf of the Danish Geotechnical Society, he is a nominated member of the Technical Committee 204 (TC204) Underground Construction ISSMGE.


  • Data-driven monitoring and analytics for linear geotechnical infrastructure
  • Deep foundations subjected to complex external loads in offshore applications
  • The response of buildings, existing tunnels, pile foundations to excavations and subsidence
  • Underground structures for energy storage

Contact Andrea if you are interested in joining his Research Group by applying for competitive scholarships and fellowships (in particular, Marie Curie Fellowship; DFF  International Postdoctoral Grant; Villum International Postdoc; AIAS fellowship) or as visiting PhD student or Postdoc.


  • BSc Deep foundations, excavations and embankments (coordinator)
  • MSc Advanced geotechnical engineering (coordinator)
  • BSc Integrated design of infrastructure/buildings (workshops and supervision)

Education/Academic qualification

Civil Engineering, PhD, University of Nottingham


Civil Engineering, Msc (cum laude), Marche Polytechnic University


Civil Engineering, BSc (cum laude), Marche Polytechnic University


External positions

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Reearch Fellow, Technical University of Madrid

Oct 2018Dec 2020

Research Associate, University of Cambridge

Oct 2016Sept 2018

Areas of expertise

  • Subject area
  • Underground construction
  • Deep foundations
  • Soil-structure-interaction
  • Mechanical energy storage
  • Tunnelling and excavations


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