Participants of the first ANIV-G meeting in Milan on 17 Jan 2020.

ANIV-G in a nutshell

ANIV-G is the group of young researchers within ANIV. Its goal is to promote cooperation in the Wind Engineering discipline, ease the exchange of ideas, support the spreading of knowledge and favor contamination with other scientific communities. The group is open to students, PhDs, researchers and practitioners who are interested in deepening their knowledge, sharing their experience and contributing to the development of Wind Engineering. Not limited to ANIV members and no membership fees required, ANIV-G is devoted to young researchers actively working in an Italian company or institution, or who has obtained a PhD in an Italian university.


Cristoforo Demartino
Zhejang University

Cristoforo is an Assistant Professor at the Zhejiang University/University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (ZJU-UIUC), China. B.Sc. and M.Sc. full marks with honors in Civil Engineering at Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria. 2nd level University Master degree at University of Rome “La Sapienza”. Ph.D. in Structural Engineering at the University of Naples “Federico II” with a thesis on “Aerodynamics and aeroelastic behavior of ice-accreted bridge cables”. Cristoforo is particularly interested in structural engineering with a multidisciplinary approach having wide research interest in structural engineering, with an emphasis on investigating dynamic behaviours of structures under natural and man-made loading, such as earthquake, wind, impact, etc. Awarded by the ANIV (Italian Association of Wind Engineering) for the best paper in wind engineering in 2016.

Luca Patruno
Università di Bologna

Luca received his MSc degree in Civil Engineering at University of Bologna. After an internship at CSTB Nantes, he obtained his PhD with a thesis on the use of Computational Fluid Dynamics for the evaluation of bridges aeroelastic stability. He has been member of Collegio Superiore of University of Bologna and has been awarded the Prix INNO-VENT 2016 provided by AIV (Association de l’Ingenierie du Vent Belgique – France – Suisse). He is currently Assistant Professor at University of Bologna and his research work concentrates on Computational Mechanics with a focus on Computational Wind Engineering.

Alessio Ricci
Università di Genova

Alessio received his MSc degree in Architecture and Construction Engineering at the University of Chieti. During his master, he was also student at the Polytechnic School of Valencia. He was awarded a double PhD degree by University of Genoa and Eindhoven University of Technology in Structural and Geotechnical Engineering and Urban Physics. He is member of the wind tunnel team at the Eindhoven University of Technology and the WinDyn research group of the University of Genoa. He is currently postdoctoral researcher at KU Leuven (Belgium) in a FWO research project. His is involved in different wind engineering reasearch projects and is supervisor of various MSc and PhD students in Belgium, Netherlands and Italy.


To date, ANIV-g brings together about one hundred young researchers in Wind Engineering from Italy and abroad.

Here you can download the participant list.

⥤ ANIV-G Meeting 2020

The first ANIV-G Meeting was held on 17 Jan 2020 at Politecnico di Milano. More than forty members from sixteen institutions participated to the initiative. In order to favor collaboration between the community, short presentations describing the main activities carried out within each research group were collected in the Book of presentations, which can be downloaded from the link reported below.

ANIV-G Meeting 2020 – Book of presentations

⥤ In-Vento 2020 PhD session

During congresses it is usually very hard to convey to the public the complexity of the research performed during a PhD. ANIV-G, in collaboration with the In-Vento 2020 organizing committee, organized an informal session specially dedicated to the dissemination of the research performed by young members which are completing their last year or just obtained their PhD. The book collecting the presentations can be downloaded below.


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