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Associate Professor

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Tel: (617) 373 - 5186

Fax: (617) 373 - 4419

Email: lucac@coe.neu.edu




Lab News

8th International Colloquium on Bluff Body Aerodynamics and Apllications

The group is organizing the 8th International Colloquium on Bluff Body Aerodynamics and Applications, forthcoming in 2016 (more details will follow).  (Official Conference website, link).


UMass-Northeastern Workshop on Fluid-Structure Interactions

First UMass-Northeastern workshop was held at UMass Amherst, September 17, 2012 (Official website, link). More details may also be found here (link).


CIVE 7400 Seminar Series

Prof. Horia Hangan, Director of the WindEEE Research Institute (link) visited the NEU campus on September 13, 2012 as part of the CIVE 7400 Seminar Series. (More details).


3rd American Association for Wind Engineering workshop (AAWE2012) organized by our group

Third AAWE workshop was held at Hyannis, MA 02601, August 12-14, 2012 (More details).

Workshop website (link)


Wind-related workshop organized by our group

Second mini-workshop on "Structural Dynamics and Monitoring of Bridges and Flexible Structures against Wind Hazards" was held on NEU campus, November 12-14, 2011 (More details).


CIVE 7400 Seminar Series

Prof. Soon-Duck Kwon visited NEU campus from South Korea, November 8, 2011 (More details).



Faculty spotlight - Prof. Luca Caracoglia: Wind Energy (More details).


Prof. Caracoglia awared tenure

Effective Sep 1, 2011, Prof. Caracoglia has been promoted to Associate Professor and awarded tenure.


Former under grad. student Dana Peck named NSF Research Fellow

Our undergraduate student Dana Peck has been awarded a Graduate Research Fellowship from NSF (More details).





Biographical Information

Luca Caracoglia is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. He joined Northeastern University in 2005 and was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor withTenure effective September 1, 2011.

He received his Ph.D. in Structural Engineeringfrom the University of Trieste, Italy in 2001. He joined Northeastern University in January 2005 after one year as a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Civil Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland (USA) and two and a half years as a post-doctoral research associate in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois(Urbana-Champaign, USA).

His interests are in structural dynamics, randomvibrations, passive structural control, wind engineering, fluid-structure interaction of civil engineering structures, linear and nonlinear cable network dynamics, wind-based energy harvesting systems. Luca Caracoglia received the NSF-CAREER Award in 2009.


•  Ph.D., University of Trieste, Italy, Structural Engineering, 2001

•  5-year Diploma,University of Trieste, Italy, Civil Engineering 1997


•  Structural engineering

•  Wind engineering

•  Structural dynamics

•  Wind-induced vibrationand cable dynamics

Research Interests

Please note that numbered items, indicated in parentheses, refer to specific Journal Publications, listed in "Publications"

•  Structural dynamics (J1, J4 to J9; J11 to J13; J15 to J24, J30)

•  Wind engineering (J1 to J3; J10 to J19; J21 to J28, J29)

•  Fluid-structure interaction (J1 to J3; J11, J15 to J17; J21 to J23, J29, J31)

•  Linear and nonlinear cable/stay and cable network dynamics (J5, J6, J8, J9, J18 and J22)

•  Wind-based energy harvesting systems (J20)

Honors and Awards


•  2010 ASCE Outstanding Reviewer Award. ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering.

•  2009 Faculty Early CAREER Development Award. National Science Foundation.


Study Fellowships

•  2004 Recipient of a travel fellowship. Engineering Mechanics Division of the American    Society of Civil Engineers to attend the 17th EM Conference.

•  1999, 2000 Recipient of two one-month study fellowships, ˇ°Short-Term Mobility Program    of Researchersˇ±. Italian National Research Council (CNR), Department of International    Exchanges (as a Visiting Scholar at JHU).


•  Professional Engineer: Italy


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•  American Association for Wind Engineering

•  American Society of Civil Engineers

•  Society for Experimental Mechanics

•  American Society of Civil Engineers

•  Italian National Association for Wind Engineering

•  Chi Epsilon, Civil Engineering Honor Society





















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