Cristina Zanotti joined the Civil Engineering Department at UBC as Assistant Professor in July 2016. She earned a PhD degree in “Structural Rehabilitation and Maintenance of Ancient and Modern Buildings” and a MASc degree in Civil Engineering at the University of Brescia in Italy, and enrolled as postdoctoral fellow at UBC in 2013.
Cristina’s research aims at developing constructions and repairs that are durable, sustainable, and compatible with social and physical environment. Her current projects are focused on durable infrastructure repair, prevention of delamination in concrete repairs, alterative cementitious materials, and construction materials/technologies for sustainable communities.
Infrastructure repair and durability, sustainable construction materials, alternative cementitious materials, durability of concrete structures, historical heritage structures, concrete-concrete bond, numerical analysis of reinforced concrete structures, early-age thermal cracking, fiber reinforced concrete.
Topics in Civil Engineering
Project Based Learning in Civil Engineering Materials
Physical and chemical properties and microstructure of hydrated Portland cement; construction practices; modern use of industrial by-products such as fly ash, blast furnace slag, silica fume and metakaolin; use of chemical admixtures; environmental issues; properties of hardened concrete; issues in standardized and accelerated testing, non-destructive testing.
Solid Mechanics II
Deflection of beams, combined axial load and bending moment, inelastic bending, plastic analysis of structures, beam-columns, buckling (stability), principal axes and principal moments of inertia, biaxial stress and strain, Mohr’s circle.