Instructor's Summary

Dr. Andrea Mercalli

Dr. Andrea Mercalli, PhD, is a Senior Civil Engineer with over 25 years of experience. He is currently the Materials Manager of Autostrade per l’Italia, where he is in-charge of the tests on all the materials involved in Structure and highway construction (bituminous pavement, concrete, reinforcement steel, maintenance and repair) and research and development of new materials and techniques collaborating with several Universities and external institutes. The activity also concerns peculiar types of structures monitoring.

Dr. Mercalli is a Senior Researcher in the field of corrosion of concrete reinforcement, and an author of many papers in this field. He is an Expert in the monitoring of the corrosion state of reinforcement by means of chemical, physical and electrochemical techniques.

Dr. Mercalli participated to the European project BRITE – SMART STRUCTURES concerning the corrosion monitoring on concrete bridges in Denmark and Italy collaborating with Danish partners and Berlin BAM. He is the responsible scientist for the project “Monitoring of the corrosion state in existing structures” of European concerted action COST 521 Corrosion of steel in reinforced concrete structures” (1998-2002). Further, he is the Italian responsible scientist for the project “Long term durability and service life of post-tensioned structures” of European concerted action COST 534 New Materials and Systems for Prestressed Concrete Structures”.