Chev. Prof. Marc Bonello

Chev. Prof. Marc Bonello

Chev. Prof. Marc Bonello

 B.E.&A.(Hons)(Melit.),M.Sc.(Lond.),Ph.D.(Lond.),D.I.C.,M.A.S.C.E.,M.S.E.I.,Eur.Ing.(FEANI),Perit

Associate Professor

Room 202
Built Environment Building
Civil Structural Engineering
University of Malta
Msida
  +356 2340 2861
ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS:

Ph.D. in Structural Reliability Analysis, Imperial College, University of London, London, UK, 1988-1992.

M.Sc. in Structural Steel Design & Diploma of the Imperial College (D.I.C.), Imperial College, University of London, London, UK, 1987-1988.

B.E.&A.(Hons)(Melit.), University of Malta, Msida, Malta, 1978-1985.

Commonwealth Scholar & Overseas Research Scholar, London, UK, 1987–1992.


ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE:

Head of Department, Department of Civil & Structural Engineering, Faculty for the Built Environment, University of Malta, Malta, 2019 to date.

Member, Faculty Board, Faculty for the Built Environment, University of Malta, Malta, 2015 to date.

Associate Professor, Department of Civil & Structural Engineering, Faculty for the Built Environment, University of Malta, Malta, 2021 to date.

Senior Lecturer, Department of Civil & Structural Engineering, Faculty for the Built Environment, University of Malta, Malta, 1997-2021.

Lecturer, Department of Building & Civil Engineering, Faculty of Architecture and Civil Engineering, University of Malta, Malta, 1992 – 1997.

Assistant Lecturer, Department of Building & Civil Engineering, Faculty of Architecture and Civil Engineering, University of Malta, Malta, 1990 – 1992.


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Maltese National Delegate on Structural Code Group SC8 of Technical Committee CEN TC250 of the Structural Eurocodes responsible for the preparation of the Maltese National Annexes of Eurocode 8 (EN 1998, Parts 1-6) on behalf of the Malta Competition and Consumer Affairs Authority (MCCAA), Malta, 2010 to date.

Member, Eurocodes Standing Committee, Building Industry Consultative Council (BICC), Malta, 2008 to date.

Member, EU High Level Group of Experts for the Revision of the Trans-European Networks of Transport (TEN-T), 2003-2004.

Member, Building Codes Sub-Committee, Malta Standards Authority, Malta, 2002-2004.

Board President, Foundation of Transport Studies, Malta, 2000-2008.

Board Chairman, Malta Maritime Authority, Malta, 2000-2008.

Board Vice-Chairman, Malta Maritime Authority, Malta, 1999–2000.

Board Member, Fire Safety Group, Malta Building Regulations, Malta, 1993-1996.

Board Member, San Andrea School, San_Anton_Parents'_Foundation_for_Education, Malta, 1992–2002.

Consultant and Founding Partner, aoM_Partnership, Malta, 2000-2011.

Consultant and Founding Partner, TBA_Periti, Malta, 1992 to date.

Architect, Malta_Development_Corporation, Malta, 1985-1990.

Detailing Architect, Raniolo_&_Bencini, Malta, 1984-1985.

Student-Worker, Malta_Development_Corporation, Malta, 1978-1985.
  • Structural steel design and detailing
  • Structural dynamics and vibration analysis
  • Earthquake engineering and seismic vulnerability analysis & design of buildings
  • Structural reliability analysis and design of bridge & offshore structures
  • Structural optimization
  • Structural conservation of historic and prehistoric monuments
  • Waste management and recycling of inert excavation, construction and demolition waste

SAPIANO, P., TORPIANO, A. and BONELLO, M.A., 2018. A Study of the Variation in Seismic Response of a Loadbearing Masonry Building Typology over Rock or Clay Subsoils through Numerical Modelling, S. D’AMICO, P. GALEA, G. BOZIONELOS, E. COLICA, D. FARRUGIA and M.R. AGIUS, eds. In: 36th General Assembly of the European Seismological Commission (ESC), Valletta, Malta, 2-7 September 2018, Mistral Services S.a.s., Messina, Italy, pp. 420-421.

BONELLO, M.A., 2017. The Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum Conservation Project:  Protective Visitors’ Centre for Tomorrow. In: M. HERITAGE MALTA, ed, The Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum. MT02/3 edn. Malta: Heritage Malta, pp. 37.

D’AMICO, S., GALEA, P., BORG, R.P. and BONELLO, M.A., 2017. Georisks in the Mediterranean and Their Mitigation. Natural Hazards, 86(2), pp. 199-202.

TORPIANO, A., BONELLO, M.A., BORG, R.P., SAPIANO, P. and ELLUL, A.M., 2016. The Development of a Seismic Vulnerability Assessment Methodology for Contemporary Load-Bearing Masonry Buildings in the Maltese Islands. International Journal of Sustainable Materials and Structural Systems, 2(3-4), pp. 283-307.

BAJADA, C., BORG, R.P., BONELLO, M.A. and SAPIANO, P., 2015. Rumble, Rumble, Toil and Tumble. THINK Magazine, 2(15), pp. 29-32.

CICERO, C., BONELLO, M.A., BORG, R.P. and LOMBARDO, G., 2015. Implementation of the New Expeditious Method: Malta. In: C. CICERO and G. LOMBARDO, eds, Establishment of an Integrated Italy-Malta Cross-Border System of Civil Protection. Vol.3 (Engineering Aspects) edn. Italy: Aracne Editrice, Ariccia, pp. 43-50.

CICERO, C., BORG, R.P., BONELLO, M.A. and LOMBARDO, G., 2015. Preliminary Assessment of the Seismic Vulnerability of Load-Bearing Masonry Buildings in Malta Through Numerical Modelling, P. GALEA, R.P. BORG, D. FARRUGIA, M.R. AGIUS, S. D'AMICO, A. TORPIANO and M.A. BONELLO, eds. In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Georisks in the Mediterranean and Their Mitigation, 20-21July 2015, Mistral Service S.a.s., Messina, Italy, pp. 229-231.

MANGION, A., TORPIANO, A. and BONELLO, M.A., 2015. Seismic Vulnerability of Masonry Heritage Buildings in Malta, P. GALEA, R.P. BORG, D. FARRUGIA, M.R. AGIUS, S. D'AMICO, A. TORPIANO and M.A. BONELLO, eds. In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Georisks in the Mediterranean and Their Mitigation, 20-21 July 2015, Mistral Service S.a.s., Messina, Italy, pp. 252-254.

TORPIANO, A., BONELLO, M.A., BORG, R.P., SAPIANO, P. and ELLUL, A.M., 2015. The Development of a Rapid Empirical Seismic Vulnerability Assessment Methodology for Contemporary Load-Bearing Masonry Buildings in the Maltese Islands, P. GALEA, R.P. BORG, D. FARRUGIA, M.R. AGIUS, S. D'AMICO, A. TORPIANO and M.A. BONELLO, eds. In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Georisks in the Mediterranean and Their Mitigation, 20-21 July 2015, Mistral Service S.a.s., Messina, Italy, pp. 272-275.

TORPIANO, A., BONELLO, M.A., BORG, R.P., SAPIANO, P. and ELLUL, A.M., 2015. A Methodology for the Seismic Vulnerability Assessment of Load-Bearing Masonry Buildings in Malta. In: C. CICERO and G. LOMBARDO, eds, Establishment of an Integrated Italy-Malta Cross-Border System of Civil Protection. Vol.3 (Engineering Aspects) edn. Italy: Aracne Editrice, Ariccia, pp. 135-179.

BONELLO, M.A., 2011. The Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum Visitors’ Centre – Structural Condition Assessment Report. HM 01/2011. Malta: Unpublished Report.

BONELLO, M.A., 2000. The Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum:  Conservation Through Compliant Building Technology. In: A. PACE, ed, The Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum 4000BC – 2000AD. 1st edn. Malta: PEG Limited, pp. 53-58.

SQAPI, R., BONELLO, M.A. and TORPIANO, A., 1999. A General Procedure for the Design of RC Plated Beams - Part 1: Steel Plate Bonded RC Beams Without End Anchorage System, R.N. SWAMY, ed. In: Conference on Infrastructure Regeneration and Rehabilitation (Improving the Quality of Life Through Better Construction - A Vision for the Next Millennium)
, 28 June - 2 July 1999, University of Sheffield, UK, pp. 983-994.

TORPIANO, A. and BONELLO, M.A., 1999. Urgent Restoration of Temple Sites - Interim Report. MD 01/1999. Malta: Unpublished Report.

BONELLO, M.A., CHRYSSANTHOPOULOS, M.K. and DOWLING, P.J., 1993. Ultimate Strength Design of Stiffened Plates Under Axial Compression and Bending. Journal of Marine Structures, 6(5-6), pp. 533-552.

CHRYSSANTHOPOULOS, M.K. and BONELLO, M.A., 1993. Report on Strength Assessment of Continuous Stiffened Panels. ISSC-V1. London, UK: International Technical Committee V.1 (Applied Design) of the International Ship and Offshore Structures Congress (ISSC).

BONELLO, M.A., 1992. Reliability Assessment and Design of Stiffened Compression Flanges. Ph.D. Thesis edn. London, UK: Imperial College, University of London.

BONELLO, M.A., CHRYSSANTHOPOULOS, M.K. and DOWLING, P.J., 1991. Probabilistic Strength Modelling of Unstiffened Plate Panels Under Axial Compression, C. GUEDES SOARES, C. OSTERGAARD, M.J. BAKER, A. PITTALUGA, M. HUTHER and P. THOFT-CHRISTENSEN, eds. In: Safety and Reliability Symposium (Volume II) of the 10th International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering (OMAE), 23-28 June 1991, The Society, ASME, New York, US, pp. 255-264.

CHAPMAN, J.C., DOWLING, P.J., CHRYSSANTHOPOULOS, M.K., DAVIDSON, P.C., BONELLO, M.A., SUBBARAO, H., YAU, K.F. and FRIEZE, P.A., 1991. Design of Flat Stiffened Plating
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CESLIC Report SP9. London, UK: Chapman Dowling Associates & Imperial College, University of London.

BONELLO, M.A., 1985. Economical Design of Portal Frames. B.E.&A.(Hons)(Melit.) Dissertation edn. Malta: Melitensia, University of Malta.

  • BEN3101 - Design Workshop - Design of a pedestrian footbridge over December 13th Road, Marsa
  • BEN3102 - Design Workshop - Long-span Roof Canopy
  • CVE5641 - Structural Analysis 1
  • CVE5642 - Structural Analysis 2
  • CVE5643 - Structural Mechanics 1
  • CVE5644 - Numerical Techniques in Engineering
  • CVE5645 - Structural Dynamics
  • CVE5654 - Special Topics in Engineering
RESEARCH WORK IN PROGRESS:

• Structural numerical computer modelling
• Structural analysis of tall and novel structures
• Structural analysis and design of steel-concrete composite structures
• Structural analysis and design of timber structures
• Structural strengthening using CFRP & GFRP laminates
• Seismic vulnerability of unreinforced & reinforced masonry buildings
• Repair and strengthening of masonry & concrete structures


PUBLICATIONS IN PROGRESS:

Cicero, C., Borg, R.P., Bonello, M.A. and Lombardo, G., ‘Assessment of the Seismic
Vulnerability of Load-Bearing Masonry Buildings in Malta using Numerical Modelling Based on
Macro Elements’.

Sapiano, P., Camilleri, L., Torpiano, A., Bonello, M.A. and Borg, R.P., Statistical
Sensitivity Analysis of the Main Predictors to be Included in a Seismic Vulnerability
Assessment Method for Buildings’.


INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH PROJECTS:

SIMIT INTERREG Italia-Malta Integrated Civil Protection Network.


SELECTED PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE PROJECTS FEATURED IN PUBLICATIONS:

Project: Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum Visitors’ Centre Refurbishment, Paola, Malta.
Client: Heritage Malta, Malta.
Completed in: 2017
Featured in:
Bonello, M.A., ‘The Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum Conservation Project: Protective Visitors’ Centre
for Tomorrow’, in Heritage Malta (Ed.), The Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum – MT02/3, pp.37, Malta,
2017.
Bonello, M.A., ‘The Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum Visitors’ Centre – Structural Condition Assessment
Report’, Unpublished Technical Report for Heritage Malta, Malta, 2011.

Project: Life Sciences Park, San Ġwann Industrial Estate, Malta.
Client: Malta Enterprise Corporation, Malta.
Completed in: 2015
Featured in:
Thake, C., ‘Contemporary Architecture in Malta’, pp.252-270, Kite Group, Malta, 2016.

Project: Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum Conservation and Visitors’ Centre, Paola, Malta.
Client: Museums Department, Malta.
Completed in: 2000
Featured in:
Bonello, M.A., ‘The Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum: Conservation Through Compliant Building
Technology’, in A.Pace (Ed.), The Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum 4000BC–2000AD, pp.53-58, PEG Limited,
Malta, 2000.


HONORARY AWARDS:

Chevalier de l'Ordre du Mérite Maritime conferred by the Government of the Republic of France
for the significant contribution to the improvement of international maritime safety, 31st
July 2002.


AFFILIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS:

Member, Kamra Tal-Periti (KTP), Malta.

European_Engineer (Eur.Ing.), FEANI, Belgium.

Graduate_Member, Institution_of_Structural_Engineers (IStructE), UK.

Chartered_Engineer (Stage 1), Engineering_Council, UK.

Member, American_Society_of_Civil_Engineers (ASCE), USA.

Member, Structural_Engineering_Institute (SEI), USA.

Former Member, Convocation of the University_of_London, UK.

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