Mrs. Fatemeh’s research focuses on the application of probabilistic methods to civil engineering problems.
She is interested the natural and anthropogenic hazards and their impact on the building environment employing probabilistic methods. She has three main lines of research distinguished by the type of hazard: risk analysis for geohazards, rainfall-induced phenomena, and anthropogenic hazards.
She employs the probabilistic methods to quantify the lack of knowledge in the formulation of the problem at hand. Performing research by means of analytical and numerical methods, she is particularly keen on the practical implications of her research towards rendering a safer, more resilient, and sustainable living environment.
She pursued her Ph.D. (2003) at Stanford University. She was nominated the G. W. Housner Fellow at the Applied Mechanics Division of the California Institute Technology (2003-2005). After a post-doctoral period at University of Rome La Sapienza, in 2006, she joined the Department of Structures at University of Naples Federico II, where she is currently an Associate Professor. She was awarded the 2003 Normal Medal of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) for the seminal paper “The probabilistic basis for the 2000 SAC/FEMA steel moment frame guidelines” (Cornell et al. 2002) co-authored, together with Allin Cornell, Ronald O. Hamburger and Douglas A. Foutch.