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Professor Stefano Utili



Professor of Geotechnical Engineering

Head of the geotechnics group


Room F334
University of Warwick
Tel:     +44 024 765 22339  
Email: s.utili AT

Laurea (equivalent to MEng, Politecnico di Milano, It), MSc (Chalmers University, Sweden), PhD (Politecnico di Milano), CEng FICE FGS, Eur Ing

Research profile




My research group



Honours and Awards

Research Interests

My current research lines are summarised in the following list:

  • Slope stability,
  • Discrete Element Method,
  • Modelling of debris flows and landslides,
  • tunnelling
  • Development of the DEM for non-spherical particles

PhD candidates are welcome to contact me to apply for a thesis in one of the mentioned areas or to propose their own research theme.



2014/2015 academic year:

Employment History

  • October 2011 to present: Associate Professor in Civil Engineering at the University of Warwick.
  • October 2008 to September 2011: Departmental Lecturer at University of Oxford and Tutor at St Anne's College .
  • November 2006 to October 2008: Post-doctoral Research Fellow (grade 7) in the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow (UK).
  • May 2005 to October 2006: senior engineer at SnamReteGas (ENI group, national oil and gas company), San Donato Milanese (Italy)
  • April 2004 to April 2005: technical office responsible at GL Locatelli Srl, Turate (Italy)
  • March 2001 to April 2004: PhD student at Politecnico di Milano, Milano (Italy).

Academic Qualifications

  • 2004: PhD in Geotechnical Engineering, with distinction, Politecnico di Milano, Milano (Italy)
  • 2001: M.Sc. in Structural Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology, Goteborg (Sweden)
  • 2000: Laurea (MEng) in Civil Engineering (5 years degree), summa cum laude, Politecnico di Milano, Milano (Italy)

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers (FICE).
  • Fellow of the Geological Society of London (FGS).
  • Full Member of the Italian Order of Engineers.
  • Member of the British Geotechnical Association.
  • European Engineer, FEANI member.

Academic collaborations

Currently I am collaborating with:

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