The Nineteenth Mallet-Milne Lecture


Gian Michele Calvi

Gian Michele Calvi



We are delighted to announce that Professor Gian Michele Calvi has accepted the invitation by the SECED Committee to deliver the 19th Mallet-Milne Lecture next year. As with previous Mallet-Milne lecture nominees, this recognises Prof Calvi’s wide contributions to earthquake engineering theory, practice and education. The 19th Mallet-Milne lecture will be delivered in the Telford Theatre in the ICE Headquarters in Westminster, London, on 28th May 2025.


A title and synopsis of the lecture will be provided in the coming months. For further information about the Mallet-Milne Lecture, SECED’s biennial prestige lecture, and its previous awardees, please see here.


Gian Michele Calvi (1957), is Professor at the IUSS Pavia, Italy, and Adjunct Professor at the North Carolina State University. He received a Master of Science from the University of California, Berkeley, a PhD from the Politecnico di Milano and an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Cujo, Mendoza, Argentina. He is the author of hundreds of research publications spanning diverse aspects of earthquake engineering, including seismic design and assessment methodologies for new and existing structures, with a special focus on masonry and reinforced concrete buildings and bridges; development of displacement-based seismic design methodologies; and seismic isolation technologies and their application. He has also been designer, consultant or checker for many structural projects, including the Rion-Antirion cable-stayed bridge (2883 m, in Greece), the Bolu viaduct (119 spans, in Turkey) and the new housing system developed in the aftermath of the 2009 L’Aquila earthquake, wherein 185 seismically-isolated buildings were constructed in just six months to rehouse the displaced population.

Professor Calvi is the founder of the Eucentre Foundation, the earthquake engineering research centre and laboratory based in Pavia, Italy, and of the ROSE School, the post-graduate training programme that has trained hundreds of engineers and researchers for more than two decades. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of the GEM Foundation and is the President Elect of the International Association of Earthquake Engineering (IAEE). He is also an associate editor of the Journal of Earthquake Engineering (Taylor and Francis) and has been an invited keynote speaker in tens of conferences, including two World and four European Conferences on Earthquake Engineering. 

Further information

Further information will be published in due course.