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Dr Maria Pregnolato

Dr Maria Pregnolato

Dr Maria Pregnolato


Area of research

Resilience of national transport networks to flood-induced bridge failures

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Maria Pregnolato is a Lecturer in Civil Engineering and EPSRC Research Fellow at the University of Bristol. Her project “Resilience of national transport networks to flood-induced bridge failures” is within the Living with Environmental Change (LWEC) area and investigates the impact of flooding on bridges and transportation.

Beginning her academic career at Newcastle University, Maria developed an integrated flood-transport model to explore the impact of flooding on road networks.

Maria believes that science has a crucial role in developing solutions to global change and demand, by improving the resilience and the quality of urban infrastructure through applied research.


CENG3007 (2018/19) - Research Project

CENGM0037 (2018/19) - Hazard and Infrastrcture Assessment


Yuexaio Liu (PhD candidate, 2018-present): "An optimized OpenLISEM model for flash floods in Emilia-Romagna, Italy"

Wanshan Li (MSc, 2018/19): "Influence of scour effects on the seismic response of masonry bridge"

Gianna Gavriel (UG, 2018/19):  "An innovating rating system for assessing scour monitoring devices".

Harry Harding (UG, 2018/19): "Exploring the capabilities and applications of digital twin technology within bridge engineering".




  • Risk analysis
  • Risk assessment
  • Risk management
  • Flood Risk Assessment and Management
  • Natural Hazards
  • Climate Change
  • Infrastructure
  • Urban Flood
  • Urban Adaptation
  • Systems
  • Transport
  • Urban Planning
  • Bridge Assessment: Bridge Management



Department of Civil Engineering

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