Michele is a Research Associate in the Structures Research Group of the Department of Engineering. His scientific interests revolve around the development of efficient and sustainable concrete structures, bridging between academia and industry.

Michele's current research focusses on the development of more efficient reinforced concrete structures, through a holistic approach to the optimisation of their behaviour. His wider research interests include the 'riddle of shear failure' in reinforced concrete, tall building design, forensic engineering, failure analysis and risk management.

Prior to joining the Department, he was a Structural Engineer at Ove Arup & Partners.

Michele’s background is across Engineering and Architecture. He holds a Diplôme d'Ingénieur from École Spéciale des Travaux Publics, du Bâtiment et de l'Industrie de Paris, a Master's Degree from Politecnico di Milano and a PhD from the University of Cambridge. He also attended Stanford University as a visiting researcher.