Gabriele Chiaro

Senior LecturerGabriele Chiaro

Deputy Postgraduate Research Director
Civil & Natural Resources Engineering E446A
Internal Phone: 92248

Qualifications & Memberships

Research Interests

My research interests include mainly, but not limited to, Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering and related problems (e.g. soil liquefaction and its remediation); constitutive modelling for geomaterials; development of advanced laboratory testing devices (triaxial tests with static local deformation and dynamic measurements; torsional shear tests from very small to large strain levels); geo-hazard reconnaissance and mitigation (e.g. 2015 Gorkha Nepal Earthquake; sinkholes in Pokhara Valley, Nepal); beneficial reuse/recycling of waste materials for sustainable geo-constructions; ground improvement techniques for granular soils.

Recent Publications

  • Chiaro G., Tasalloti A., Banasiak LJ., Palermo A., Granello G. and Rees S. (2020) Sustainable recycling of end-of-life tyres in civil (geotechnical) engineering applications: turning issues into opportunities in the New Zealand context. NZ Geomechanics News 99: 38-47.
  • Hernández E., Palermo A., Granello G., Chiaro G. and Banasiak LJ. (2020) Eco-rubber Seismic-Isolation Foundation Systems: A Sustainable Solution for the New Zealand Context. Structural Engineering International 30(2): 192-200. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10168664.2019.1702487.
  • Paolella L., Spacagna RL., Chiaro G. and Modoni G. (2020) A simplified vulnerability model for the extensive liquefaction risk assessment of buildings. Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10518-020-00911-2.
  • Umar M., Kiyota T., Ullah N. and Chiaro G. (2020) Effects of initial static shear on cyclic resistance and pore water generation of dense Toyoura sand in large-strain torsional shear tests. Bulletin of Earthquake Resistant Structure Research Center 53: 1-9.
  • Chiaro G., Umar M., Kiyota T. and Koseki J. (2019) Deformation and cyclic strength characteristics of loose and medium-dense clean sand under sloping ground conditions: insights from cyclic undrained torsional shear tests with static shear. Geotechnical Engineering Journal SEAGS 50(4): 8.