Prof. Riccardo Zandonini, Italy

The International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE) presents the Honorary Membership 2016 to Prof. Riccardo Zandonini, Italy, ‘in high appreciation of his outstanding and dedicated services to the Association’.

Riccardo Zandonini,´s fields of expertise is the design of steel and composite steel/concrete structures dealing especially with buckling phenomena of frames, seismic behavior and design of steel connections and beam-to-column joints. He has carried out many national and European research projects realising large experiments in the laboratory built up under his special guidance. He is President of the National Committee for Composite Structures (UNI SC4), member of the National Committee for Steel Structures (UNI SC3) and member of the EC3 and EC4 Italian mirror groups. His interests for international cooperation were proved when being Vice-rector for international affairs of his university or as Chair of TC11 Composite constructions in ECCS (European Convention for Constructional Steelwork).

Riccardo Zandonini has been an active member since 1979: he served as Chair of Working Commission 2 ‘Steel and Timber Structures’ from 2003 to 2007 and Vice-Chair from 1999-2003 and as a Vice President of IABSE from 2007-2011. In this function and as member of a number of SC Committees including also the Advisory Committee of the Symposium in Venice 2010 he has always shown a talent to bring people together and bridge differences. He has been very engaged in the future development IABSE in recent time, e.g. by being member of the E-Learning Board and as member of the Strategy Group since 2015.