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Fabio Tosti

Dr Fabio Tosti

Lecturer (Research Fellow)
Job title:
Lecturer (Research Fellow)
Higher qualifications:

BSc (Roma Tre University), MSc (Roma Tre University), PhD – European Doctorate Label – (Roma Tre University)

Professional organisations:
Ordine degli Ingegneri della Provincia di Roma
EGU (European Geosciences Union)
Biography:

Fabio Tosti received the MSc and Engineering degree cum laude in Road Transportation and Infrastructures from the Sciences of Civil Engineering Department of Roma Tre University, Rome, Italy, in 2010. In 2014, he has received his PhD with European Doctorate Label (excellent rating) in Civil Engineering from the same department, wherein he subsequently held a post-doctoral position. Since 2016 he is Lecturer (Research Fellow) in “Applications of Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR)” at the School of Computing and Engineering of the University of West London.

His research work is focused on the development of GPR-based methods and the use of other non-destructive testing (NDT) techniques in Civil Engineering and Geosciences. During his PhD, he was hosted twice at the Delft University of Technology - Department of Geoscience & Engineering - for the development and validation of new GPR techniques, and for the electromagnetic characterization of typical road materials.

He has been involved in several European and Italian Research projects as a Research team member. He is the leader of Project 2.5 “Determination, by using GPR, of the volumetric water content in structures, sub-structures, foundations and soil”, within the framework of the COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) Action TU1208 “Civil Engineering Applications of Ground Penetrating Radar”. Since 2013, he is co-Convener at the EGU General Assembly for Session GI3.1 “Civil Engineering Applications of Ground Penetrating Radar”. He has served as EGU Representative of Early Career Scientists (ECS) within the “Geosciences Instrumentation & Data Systems (GI)” Division for the year 2015-2016, and he is currently in charge for the year 2016-2017. He has served as Chairman in several International Conferences and Meetings on GPR and road safety issues. He has authored and co-authored about 60 publications in International journals, books, and conference proceedings, and served as guest editor in several international journals. He is the Assistant to Editors for the International journal “Advances in Transportation Studies” and a reviewer for many International ISI- and Scopus-listed journals.

Fellowships, Honours and Awards

Elected as Early Career Scientists (ECS) Scientists’ EGU Representative of the “Geosciences Instrumentation & Data Systems (GI)” Division, April 2015 – present.

Recognized as outstanding attendee (Excellent performance, outstanding knowledge and skills (excellent), grade A - European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) grading scale) at the COST Action TU1208 Training School on “Civil Engineering Applications of GPR”, September 22-25, 2014, Pisa, Italy.

Attendance (with grant) of the COST Action TU1208 Training School on “Civil Engineering Applications of GPR”, September 22-25, 2014, Pisa, Italy.

Research fellowship at the Department of Engineering, Roma Tre University, February 2014 – present.

Postgraduate position (with grant) in a three-month research project at the Department of Engineering, Roma Tre University, May 2010 – July 2010.

Research and scholarly output:
Journal articles

Benedetto, A., Tosti, F., Bianchini Ciampoli, L., and D’Amico, F., (2016). An overview of ground-penetrating radar signal processing techniques for road inspections. Signal Processing.

Benedetto, F., and Tosti, F. (2016). A signal processing methodology for assessing the performance of ASTM standard test methods for GPR systems. Signal Processing.

Tosti, F., Benedetto, A., Bianchini Ciampoli, L., Lambot, S., Patriarca, C., and Slob, E.C. (2016). GPR analysis of clayey soil behaviour in unsaturated conditions for pavement engineering applications. Near Surface Geophysics 14 (2), 127-144.

Benedetto, A., Tosti, F., Bianchini Ciampoli, L., D’Amico, F. (2016). GPR Applications across Engineering and Geosciences Disciplines in Italy: a Review. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing.

Benedetto, A., Tosti, F., Ortuani, B., Giudici, M., and Mele, M. (2015). Mapping the spatial variation of soil moisture at the large scale using GPR for pavement applications. Near Surface Geophysics. 13 (3), 269–278.

Benedetto, A., D’Amico, F., and Tosti, F. (2014). Improving safety of runway overrun through the correct numerical evaluation of rutting in Cleared and Graded Areas. Safety Science, 1 (62), 326–338.

Tosti, F., and Umiliaco, A. (2014). FDTD Simulation of the GPR signal for preventing the risk of accidents due to pavement damages. International Journal of Interdisciplinary Telecommunications and Networking (IJITN), 6(1), 1–9.

Benedetto, F., and Tosti, F. (2013). GPR spectral analysis for clay content evaluation by the frequency shift method. Journal of Applied Geophysics, 1 (97), 89–96.

Patriarca, C., Tosti, F., Velds, C., Benedetto, A., Lambot, S., and Slob, E.C. (2013). Frequency dependent electric properties of homogeneous multi-phase lossy media in the Ground Penetrating Radar frequency range. Journal of Applied Geophysics, 1 (97), 81–88.

Tosti, F., Patriarca, C., Slob, E.C., Benedetto, A., and Lambot, S. (2013). Clay content evaluation in soils through GPR signal processing. Journal of Applied Geophysics, 97, 69–80.

Benedetto, A., Benedetto, F., and Tosti, F. (2012). GPR applications for geotechnical stability of transportation infrastructures. Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation, 27 (3), 253–262.

Benedetto, A., Manacorda, G., Simi, A., and Tosti, F. (2012). Novel perspectives in bridges inspection using GPR. Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation, 27 (3), 239–251.

Benedetto, A., Tosti, F., Di Domenico, L. (2011). Elliptic model for prediction of deflections induced by a Light Falling Weight Deflectometer. Journal of Terramechanics, 49, 1–12.

Edited Journal Special Issues

Tosti, F., Pajewski, L., Benedetto, A., and Loizos, A. (2015). Near Surface Geophysics Special Issue on “Civil and Environmental Engineering Applications of Ground Penetrating Radar” – Foreword to the Special Issue, 14 (2), 103-104.

Benedetto, F., and Tosti, F. (2014). International Journal of Mobile Network Design and Innovation Special Issue on “Wireless Sensor Networks for Road Safety and Simulation” – Editorial, 5 (4).

De Blasiis, M.R., and Tosti, F. (2014). Advances in Transportation Studies 2014 Special Issue – Editorial, 1, 3–4.

Book Chapters

Pajewski, L., Tosti, F., and Kusayanagi, W. (2015). Antennas for GPR Systems. Chapter 2 - In: A. Benedetto & L. Pajewski (Eds.), Civil Engineering Applications of Ground Penetrating Radar. Springer Transactions in Civil and Environmental Engineering Book Series, 41–67. ISBN 978-3-319-04812-3. DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-04813-0_2.

Tosti, F., and Slob, E.C. (2015). Determination, by using GPR, of the volumetric water content in structures, substructures, foundations and soil. Chapter 7 - In: A. Benedetto & L. Pajewski (Eds.), Civil Engineering Applications of Ground Penetrating Radar, Springer Transactions in Civil and Environmental Engineering Book Series, 163–194. ISBN 978-3-319-04812-3. DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-04813-0_7.

Tosti, F., and Pajewski, L. (2015). Applications of radar systems in Planetary Sciences: an overview. Chapter 15 - In: A. Benedetto & L. Pajewski (Eds.), Civil Engineering Applications of Ground Penetrating Radar, Springer Transactions in Civil and Environmental Engineering Book Series, 361–371. ISBN 978-3-319-04812-3. DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-04813-0_15.

Professional Publications

Benedetto, A., Tosti, F., Bianchini Ciampoli, L. (2015). Georadar: le proprietà meccaniche della sovrastruttura stradale. Strade e Autostrade, 111 (5), 34–39.

Benedetto, A., Tosti, F., and Di Domenico, L. (2011). Il dominio di significatività con il Light Falling Weight Deflectometer. Strade e Autostrade, 89 (5), 152–157. ISSN: 1723-2155.

Benedetto, A., Tosti, F. (2010). L’uso del Georadar per lo studio delle instabilità della sovrastruttura e del corpo stradale. Strade e Autostrade, 84 (6), 155–160. ISSN: 1723-2155.

Conferences:
Guest Speaker

Invited Lecturer at the “COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) Action TU1208 Training School on “Ground Penetrating Radar for road pavement assessment and detection of buried utilities”. “Flexible-pavement assessment with GPR: estimation of water content”; “GPR detection of buried utilities”. University of West London, London, October 2015.

Invited Lecturer at the BSc Course “Laboratory of Microwaves and Antennas”. “Use of GPR technique for road and railroad monitoring”, Roma Tre University, Rome, March 2015.

Invited Lecturer at the “Training Course of Port Engineering for Iraqi Experts – 2012”. “Efficient inspection and advanced technologies for pavement engineering: the use of Ground Penetrating Radar”, Roma Tre University, Rome, April 2012.

Organisation of Meetings, Workshops, and Conferences

Co-Convener (with prof. dr. A. Benedetto, prof. dr. A. Loizos, dr. Lara Pajewski, and prof. dr. E.C. Slob) for Session GI3.1 “Civil Engineering Applications of Ground Penetrating Radar” at the European Geosciences Union (EGU) 2016 General Assembly, Austria Center Vienna, Vienna, Austria, April 18-22, 2016.

Co-Organizer (with prof. dr. A. Alani, prof. dr. A. Benedetto, and dr. L. Pajewski) of the “COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) Action TU1208 Training School on Ground Penetrating Radar for road pavement assessment and detection of buried utilities”, School of Computing and Technology, University of West London, London, UK, October 12-14, 2015.

Co-Organizer (with prof. dr. A. Benedetto, dr. L. Pajewski and prof. dr. Lidia Zakowska) of the “COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) Action TU1208 Training School on Applications of Ground Penetrating Radar in Urban Areas: the Sensitive Case of Historical Cities”, Cracow University of Technology, Cracow, Poland, May 5-7, 2015.

Co-Organizer (with prof. dr. Andrea Benedetto and dr. L. Pajewski) of the Splinter Meeting “SPM1.24 - Ground Penetrating Radar Technology and Methodology- Working Group Meeting of the COST Action TU1208”, Vienna, Austria, April 12-17, 2015.

Co-Convener (with prof. dr. A. Benedetto, prof. dr. A. Loizos, dr. Lara Pajewski, and prof. dr. E.C. Slob) for Session GI3.1 “Civil Engineering Applications of Ground Penetrating Radar” at the European Geosciences Union (EGU) 2015 General Assembly, Austria Center Vienna, Vienna, Austria, April 12-17, 2015.

Co-Organizer (with prof. dr. A. Alani, prof. dr. A. Benedetto, and dr. L. Pajewski) of the “COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) Action TU1208 3rd General Meeting”, School of Computing and Technology, University of West London, London, UK, March 4-6, 2015.

Co-Convener (with prof. dr. A. Benedetto, prof. dr. A. Loizos, dr. Lara Pajewski, and prof. dr. E.C. Slob) for Session GI3.1 “Civil Engineering Applications of Ground Penetrating Radar” at the European Geosciences Union (EGU) 2014 General Assembly, Austria Center Vienna, Vienna, Austria, April 27-May 2, 2014.

Co-Organizer (with prof. dr. A. Benedetto and dr. L. Pajewski) of the “COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) Action TU1208 2nd General Meeting”, Austria Center Vienna, Vienna, Austria, May 1-2, 2014.

Co-Organizer (with prof. dr. A. Benedetto, dr. A. Calvi, and dr. Fabrizio D’Amico) of the RSS 2013 “Road Safety and Simulation” International Conference, Department of Engineering, Roma Tre University, Rome, Italy, October 22-25, 2013.

Co-Convener (with prof. dr. A. Benedetto, prof. dr. A. Loizos, dr. Lara Pajewski, and prof. dr. E.C. Slob) for Session GI3.1 “Civil Engineering Applications of Ground Penetrating Radar” at the European Geosciences Union (EGU) 2013 General Assembly, Austria Center Vienna, Vienna, Austria, April 07-12, 2013.

Co-Organizer (with prof. dr. A. Benedetto and dr. L. Pajewski) of the “COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) Action TU1208 1st General Meeting”, Department of Engineering, Roma Tre University, Rome, Italy, July 22-24, 2013.

Conference Papers

Tosti, F., Benedetto, A., Bianchini Ciampoli, L., Calvi, A., and D’Amico, F. (2015). Prediction of rutting evolution in flexible pavement life cycle at the road network scale using an air-launched ground-penetrating radar system. In: Proc. of the 16th International Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar, Hong Kong, June 13–16, 2016, - To be published.

Tosti, F., Benedetto, A., Calvi, A., and Bianchini Ciampoli, L. (2016). Laboratory Investigations for the Electromagnetic Characterization of Railway Ballast through GPR. In: Proc. of the 16th International Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar, Hong Kong, June 13–16, 2016, - To be published.

Benedetto, A., Tosti, F., Bianchini Ciampoli, L., Pajewski, L., Pirrone, D., Umiliaco, A., and Brancadoro M.G. (2016). A simulation based approach for railway applications using GPR. In: Proc. of the 16th International Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar, Hong Kong, June 13–16, 2016, - To be published.

Bianchini Ciampoli, L., Benedetto, A., Pajewski, L., Alani, A.M., and Tosti, F., (2016). A comparison between different central frequencies of investigation in buried utility detection through GPR: a study case. In: Proc. of the 16th International Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar, Hong Kong, June 13–16, 2016, - To be published.

Tosti, F., D’Amico, F., Calvi, A., Bianchini Ciampoli, L., and Benedetto, A. (2015). Potential of an air-launched GPR system for detecting pavement damages evolution: a case study. In: Proc. of the COST Action TU1208 “Civil Engineering Applications of Ground Penetrating Radar” 2nd General Meeting, Vienna, Austria, April 30–May 2, 2014 (In press).

Benedetto, A., Tosti, F., D’Amico, F., and Bianchini Ciampoli, L. (2015). A semi-empirical approach for investigating mechanical properties of pavement through GPR. In: Proc. of the COST Action TU1208 “Civil Engineering Applications of Ground Penetrating Radar" 2nd General Meeting, Vienna, Austria, April 30–May 2, 2014 (In press).

Tosti, F. (2015). Project Report of Project 2.5 “Determination, by using GPR, of the volumetric water content in structures, substructures, foundations and soil”. In: Proc. of the COST Action TU1208 “Civil Engineering Applications of Ground Penetrating Radar" 2nd General Meeting, Vienna, Austria, April 30–May 2, 2014 (In press).

Tosti, F., Adabi, S., Pajewski, L., Schettini, G., and Benedetto, A. (2014). Large-scale analysis of dielectric and mechanical properties of pavement using GPR and LFWD. In: Proc. of the 15th International Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar, Bruxelles, Belgium, June 30–July 4, 2014, pp. 868-873, doi: 10.1109/ICGPR.2014.6970551.

Benedetto, A, Tosti, F., Pajewski, L., D’Amico, F., and Kusayanagi, W. (2014). FDTD simulation of the GPR signal for effective inspection of pavement damages. In: Proc. of the 15th International Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar, Bruxelles, Belgium, June 30–July 4, 2014, pp. 513-518, doi:10.1109/ICGPR.2014.6970477.

Tosti, F., Benedetto, A., and Calvi, A. (2014). Efficient air-launched ground-penetrating radar inspections in a large-scale road network. In: Proc. of the 3rd International Conference on Transportation Infrastructure ICTI 2014, Pisa, Italy, April 22-25, 2014, pp. 703-709, doi:10.1201/b16730-103.

Umiliaco, A., Benedetto, A., and Tosti, F. (2014). Prediction of hydraulic and acoustic properties of open-graded mixes. In: Proc. of the 3rd International Conference on Transportation Infrastructure ICTI 2014, Pisa, Italy April 22–25, 2014, pp. 609-619, doi:10.1201/b16730-89.

Tosti, F., Benedetto, A., and Calvi, A. (2013). An effective approach for road maintenance through the simulation of GPR-based pavements damage inspection. In: Proc. of the 2013 International Journal of Pavements Conference, São Paulo, SP, Brazil, December 9-10, 2013. 2013 IJPC Paper 124-1, pp. 1-9.

Tosti, F., and Umiliaco, A. (2013). Preventing the risk of accidents through the simulation of GPR-based pavements damage inspection. In: Proc. of the RSS 2013 “Road Safety and Simulation” International Conference, Rome, Italy, October 23-25, 2013, pp. 243. ISBN: 978-88-548-6415-3.

Umiliaco, A., and Tosti, F. (2013). A simulation approach to prevent the hydroplaning risk. In: Proc. of the RSS 2013 “Road Safety and Simulation” International Conference, Rome, Italy, October 23-25, 2013, pp. 244. ISBN: 978-88-548-6415-3.

Tosti, F. (2013). Determination, by using GPR, of the volumetric water content in structures, substructures, foundations and soil. State of the art and open issues. In: Proc. of the COST Action TU1208 “Civil Engineering Applications of Ground Penetrating Radar" 1st General Meeting, Rome, Italy, July 22-24, 2013, pp. 99-105. ISBN: 978-88-548-6190-9.

Benedetto, A., Tosti, F., Ortuani, B., Giudici, M., and Mele, M. (2013). Soil moisture mapping using GPR for pavement applications. In: Proc. of the 7th International Workshop on Advanced Ground Penetrating Radar (IWAGPR) 2013, Nantes, France, July 02-05, 2013, pp. 243-248, doi:10.1109/IWAGPR.2013.6601550.

Ortuani, B., Benedetto, A., Giudici, M., Mele, M., and Tosti, F. (2013). A non-invasive approach to monitor variability of soil water content with electromagnetic methods. In: Proc. of the International Conference on: Four Decades of Progress in Monitoring and Modeling of Processes in the Soil-Plant-Atmosphere System: Applications and Challenges, Naples, Italy, June 19-20, 2013. Procedia Environmental Sciences, 19, 446-455. doi:10.1016/j.proenv.2013.06.051.

Benedetto, A., and Tosti, F. (2013). Inferring bearing ratio of unbound materials from dielectric properties using GPR: the case of Runaway Safety Areas. In: Proc. of the 2013 International Airfield & Highway Pavements Conference, Los Angeles, CA (USA), June 9-12, 2013, pp. 1336-1347. doi:10.1061/9780784413005.113.

Tosti, F., and Benedetto, A. (2012). Pavement pumping prediction using Ground Penetrating Radar. In: Proc. of the 5th International Congress on Sustainability of Road Infrastructures SIIV 2012, Rome, Italy, October 29-31, 2012. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 53, 1045-1054. doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.09.954.

Benedetto, A., Tosti, F., Schettini, F., and Twizere, C. (2011). Evaluation of geotechnical stability of road using GPR. In: Proc. of the 6th International Workshop on Advanced Ground Penetrating Radar (IWAGPR) 2011, Aachen, Germany, June 22-24, 2011, pp. 1-6. doi:10.1109/IWAGPR.2011.5963858.

Conference Abstracts

Benedetto, A., Bianchini Ciampoli, L., Tosti, F., Pajewski, L., Alani, A.M., Loizos, A., Umiliaco, A., Brancadoro M.G., and Pirrone, D. (2016). A GPR-based simulation approach for the analysis of railway ballast. Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 18, EGU2016-17258-1, 2016. EGU General Assembly 2016, Vienna, Austria, April 17-22, 2016.

Bianchini Ciampoli, Alani, A.M., Pajewski, L., Benedetto, A., Loizos, A., Tosti, F. (2016). A guidelines handbook for GPR surveys in tunnels: a COST Action TU1208 contribution. Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 18, EGU2016-16178-1, 2016. EGU General Assembly 2016, Vienna, Austria, April 17-22, 2016.

Bianchini Ciampoli, Tosti, F., Benedetto, A., Alani, A.M., Loizos, A., D’Amico, F., Calvi, A. (2016). A semi-empirical model for the prediction of fouling in railway ballast using GPR. Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 18, EGU2016-16652-2, 2016. EGU General Assembly 2016, Vienna, Austria, April 17-22, 2016.

Pajewski, L., Loizos, A., Benedetto, A., and Tosti, F. (2016). COST Action TU1208 “Civil Engineering Applications of Ground Penetrating Radar”: ongoing research activities and third-year results. Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 18, EGU2016-18517, 2016. EGU General Assembly 2016, Vienna, Austria, April 17-22, 2016.

Pajewski, L., Marciniak, M., Benedetto, A., and Tosti, F. (2016). Overview and comparative study of GPR international standards and guidelines – COST Action TU1208. Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 18, EGU2016-18111, 2016. EGU General Assembly 2016, Vienna, Austria, April 17-22, 2016.

Vescovo, R., Pajewski, and Tosti, F. (2015). State-of-the-art and trends of Ground-Penetrating Radar antenna arrays. Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 18, EGU2016-18097, 2016. EGU General Assembly 2016, Vienna, Austria, April 17-22, 2016.

Benedetto, A., Pajewski, L., Adabi, S., Kusayanagi, W., and Tosti, F. (2015). An effective approach for road asset management through the FDTD simulation of the GPR signal. Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 17, EGU2015-13896-3, 2015. EGU General Assembly 2015, Vienna, Austria, April 12-17, 2015.

Pajewski, L., Benedetto, A., Loizos, A., Slob, E.C., and Tosti, F. (2015). COST Action TU1208 “Civil Engineering Applications of Ground Penetrating Radar:” ongoing research activities and mid-term results. Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 17, EGU2015-13969, 2015. EGU General Assembly 2015, Vienna, Austria, April 12-17, 2015.

Tosti, F., Ambrosanio, M., Battaglia, E., Bianchini Ciampoli, L., De Carlo, L., Matera, L., Prontera, S., and Sileo, M. (2015). GPR Activities in Italy: a Review. Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 17, EGU2015-10875-2, 2015. EGU General Assembly 2015, Vienna, Austria, April 12-17, 2015.

Tosti, F., Benedetto, A., Bianchini Ciampoli, L., Adabi, S., and Pajewski, L. (2015). Inferring strength and deformation properties of hot mix asphalt layers from the GPR signal: recent advances. Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 17, EGU2015-12822-2, 2015. EGU General Assembly 2015, Vienna, Austria, April 12-17, 2015.

Tosti, F., and Slob, E.C. (2015). Determination, by using GPR, of the volumetric water content in structures, sub-structures, foundations and soil – ongoing activities in Working Project 2.5 of COST Action TU1208. Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 17, EGU2015-15199, 2015. EGU General Assembly 2015, Vienna, Austria, April 12-17, 2015.

Benedetto, A., Tosti, F., and D’Amico, F. (2014). Investigation of mechanical properties of pavement through electromagnetic techniques. Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 16, EGU2014-13218, 2014. EGU General Assembly 2014, Vienna, Austria, April 27-May 2, 2014.

Pajewski, L., Benedetto, A., Loizos, A., Slob, E.C., and Tosti, F. (2014). COST Action TU1208 “Civil Engineering Applications of Ground Penetrating Radar: first-year activities and results”. Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 16, EGU2014-16933, 2014. EGU General Assembly 2014, Vienna, Austria, April 27-May 2, 2014.

Tosti, F., D’Amico, F., Calvi, A., and Benedetto, A. (2014). On-site inspections of pavement damages evolution using GPR, Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 16, EGU2014-12978, 2014. EGU General Assembly 2014, Vienna, Austria, April 27-May 2, 2014.

Tosti F., Patriarca C., Slob E.C., Benedetto A., and Lambot S. (2013). Evaluation of clay content in soils for pavement engineering applications using GPR. Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 15, EGU2013-12272, 2013. EGU General Assembly 2013 Vienna, Austria, April 07-12, 2013.

Benedetto, A., D’Amico, F., and Tosti, F. (2013). GPR-based evaluation of strength properties of unbound pavement material from electrical characteristics. Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 15, EGU2013-3648, 2013. EGU General Assembly 2013 Vienna, Austria, April 07-12, 2013.

Pajewski, L., Benedetto, A., Loizos, A., Slob, E.C., and Tosti, F. (2013). Civil Engineering Applications of ground Penetrating Radar: Research Perspectives in COST Action TU1208. Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 15, EGU2013-13941, 2013. EGU General Assembly 2013 Vienna, Austria, April 07-12, 2013.

Tosti, F., and Patriarca, C. (2012). Time and frequency GPR waveforms analysis for clay content evaluation in soils. Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 14, EGU2012-7780, 2012. EGU General Assembly 2012 Vienna, Austria, April 22-27, 2012.

Twizere, C., and Tosti, F. (2011). Potentiality of GPR for evaluation of clay content in soils. Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 13, EGU2011-7864, 2011. EGU General Assembly 2011 Vienna, Austria, April 03-08, 2011.

Conference Presentations

Italian workshop on “Le Applicazioni del Georadar nell’Ingegneria Civile”. Roma Tre University. Rome, Italy, April 29, 2016. “Le applicazioni del Georadar nel settore aeroportuale (GPR applications in airfield engineering)”. Oral presentation.

European Geosciences Union (EGU) 2016 General Assembly, Austria Center, Vienna, Austria, April 17-22, 2016. “Recent advances in the evaluation of the strength and deformation properties of flexible pavements using GPR” by Tosti et al. – Oral presentation.

4th COST Action General Meeting TU1208, Athens, Greece, October 19-20, 2015. “Summary of guidelines for investigating tunnels by using GPR, with particular regard to location of reinforcement in tunnel lining, thickness of tunnel lining, homogeneity of tunnel linings, structural detailing, moisture ingress detection”– Oral presentation.

4th COST Action General Meeting TU1208, Athens, Greece, October 19-20, 2015. “First draft of guidelines for investigating flexible pavements by using GPR, with particular regard to layer-thickness assessment, moisture-content sensing, pavement-damage detection and classification, and other main GPR-based investigations in pavement engineering”– Oral presentation.

COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) Action TU1208 Training School on Ground Penetrating Radar for road pavement assessment and detection of buried utilities”, London, UK, October 12-14, 2015. Invited lecture on “Flexible-pavement assessment with GPR: estimation of water content”; “GPR detection of buried utilities”.

2015 COST Action TU1208 WG Progress Meeting: Electromagnetic modelling, inversion, imaging and data-processing techniques for GPR, Edinburgh, UK, April 27-28, 2015. “Discussion on guidelines for investigating flexible pavements by using GPR, with particular regard to layer-thickness assessment, moisture-content sensing, pavement-damage detection and classification, and other main GPR-based investigations in pavement engineering”– Oral presentation.

European Geosciences Union (EGU) 2015 General Assembly, Austria Center, Vienna, Austria, April 12-17, 2015. “Determination, by using GPR, of the volumetric water content in structures, sub-structures, foundations and soil – ongoing activities in Working Project 2.5 of COST Action TU1208” by Tosti and Slob – Oral presentation.

European Geosciences Union (EGU) 2015 General Assembly, Austria Center, Vienna, Austria, April 12-17, 2015. “Inferring strength and deformation properties of hot mix asphalt layers from the GPR signal: recent advances” by Tosti et al. – Oral presentation (moved from the scheduled Poster Session).

3rd COST Action General Meeting TU1208, London, UK, March 4-6, 2015. “Determination, by using GPR, of the volumetric water content in structures, substructures, foundations and soil - Progress Report (Year II)” – Oral presentation.

3rd COST Action General Meeting TU1208, London, UK, March 4-6, 2015. “ASTM D6432-11 (2011), Standard Guide for Using the Surface Ground Penetrating Radar Method for Subsurface Investigation” – Oral presentation.

3rd COST Action General Meeting TU1208, London, UK, March 4-6, 2015. “ASTM D6087-08 (2008), Standard Test Method for Evaluating Asphalt-Covered Concrete Bridge Decks Using Ground Penetrating Radar” – Oral presentation.

3rd COST Action General Meeting TU1208, London, UK, March 4-6, 2015. “ASTM D4748-10 (2010), Standard Test Method for Determining the Thickness of Bound Pavement Layers Using Short-Pulse Radar” – Oral presentation.

2nd COST Action General Meeting TU1208, Vienna, Austria, April 30-May 02, 2014. “Determination, by using GPR, of the volumetric water content in structures, substructures, foundations and soil - Progress Report (Year I)” – Oral presentation.

RSS 2013 “Road Safety and Simulation” International Conference, Rome, Italy, October 23-25, 2013. “Preventing the risk of accidents through the simulation of GPR-based pavements damage inspection” by Tosti and Umiliaco – Oral presentation.

1st COST Action General Meeting TU1208, Rome, Italy, July 22-24, 2013. “Determination, by using GPR, of the volumetric water content in structures, substructures, foundations and soil. State of the art and open issues” by Tosti – Oral presentation.

7th International Workshop on Advanced Ground Penetrating Radar (IWAGPR) 2013, Nantes, France, July 02-05, 2013. “Soil moisture mapping using GPR for pavement applications” by Benedetto et al. – Oral presentation.

7th International Workshop on Advanced Ground Penetrating Radar (IWAGPR) 2013, Nantes, France, July 02-05, 2013. “Cylindrical-Wave Approach for Line-Source Electromagnetic Scattering by Buried Dielectric Cylinders” by Frezza et al. – Oral presentation (on behalf of authors).

2013 Airfield and Highway Pavement Conference, Los Angeles, CA (USA), June 9–12, 2013. “Inferring bearing ratio of unbound materials from dielectric properties using GPR: the case of Runway Safety Areas” by Benedetto and Tosti – Oral presentation.

2013 Airfield and Highway Pavement Conference, Los Angeles, CA (USA), June 9 – 12, 2013. “Aggregate size distribution and hydraulic permeability of HMA: a full simulation study” by Umiliaco and Benedetto – Oral presentation (on behalf of authors).

Italian workshop “Il monitoraggio della pavimentazione attraverso l’utilizzo di tecnologie tradizionali ed avanzate (Pavement inspections through the use of traditional and advanced techniques)” – Final Report, Rieti, Italy, 15 May 2013 – Oral presentation.

5th International Congress on Sustainability of Road Infrastructures, University La Sapienza, Rome, Italy, October 29–31, 2012. “Pavement pumping prediction using ground penetrating radar” by Tosti and Benedetto – Oral presentation.

6th International Workshop on Advanced Ground Penetrating Radar (IWAGPR) 2011, SuperC, Aachen, Germany, June 22–24, 2011. “Evaluation of geotechnical stability of road using GPR” by Benedetto et al. – Oral presentation.

Italian Workshop on road maintenance and construction using advanced methods and non-destructive techniques: “Le attuali esigenze della manutenzione del patrimonio stradale. Esperienze pilota e tecnologie avanzate per la funzionalità e la sicurezza dell’esercizio viario”. Aula Magna, Roma Tre University. Rome, Italy, June 20, 2011. “Perimetrazione e verifica delle instabilità geomorfologiche che interessano le strade (Geotechnical instability events in road infrastructures)”. Oral presentation.

Poster Presentations

European Geosciences Union (EGU) 2016 General Assembly, Austria Center, Vienna, Austria, April 17-22, 2016. “Overview and comparative study of GPR international standards and guidelines – COST Action TU1208” by Pajewski et al. – Poster presentation.

European Geosciences Union (EGU) 2016 General Assembly, Austria Center, Vienna, Austria, April 17-22, 2016. “A guidelines handbook for GPR surveys in tunnels: a COST Action TU1208 contribution” by Bianchini Ciampoli et al. – Poster presentation.

European Geosciences Union (EGU) 2016 General Assembly, Austria Center, Vienna, Austria, April 17-22, 2016. “A semi-empirical model for the prediction of fouling in railway ballast using GPR” by Bianchini Ciampoli et al. – Poster presentation.

European Geosciences Union (EGU) 2016 General Assembly, Austria Center, Vienna, Austria, April 17-22, 2016. “A GPR-based simulation approach for the analysis of railway ballast” by Benedetto et al. – Poster presentation.

European Geosciences Union (EGU) 2015 General Assembly, Austria Center, Vienna, Austria, April 12-17, 2015. “An effective approach for road asset management through the FDTD simulation of the GPR signal” by Benedetto et al. – Poster presentation.

European Geosciences Union (EGU) 2015 General Assembly, Austria Center, Vienna, Austria, April 12-17, 2015. “COST Action TU1208 “Civil Engineering Applications of Ground Penetrating Radar:” ongoing research activities and mid-term results” by Pajewski et al. – Poster presentation.

European Geosciences Union (EGU) 2015 General Assembly, Austria Center, Vienna, Austria, April 12-17, 2015. “GPR Activities in Italy: a Review” by Tosti et al. – Poster presentation.

15th International Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar 2014, Bruxelles, Belgium, June 30-July 04, 2014. “Large-scale analysis of dielectric and mechanical properties of pavement using GPR and LFWD” by Tosti et al. - Poster presentation.

15th International Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar 2014, Bruxelles, Belgium Bruxelles, Belgium, June 30-July 04, 2014. “FDTD Simulation of the GPR Signal for Effective Inspection of Pavement Damages” by Benedetto et al. - Poster presentation.

European Geosciences Union (EGU) 2014 General Assembly, Austria Center, Vienna, Austria, April 27-May 2, 2014. “Investigation of mechanical properties of pavement through electromagnetic techniques” by Benedetto et al. – Poster presentation.

European Geosciences Union (EGU) 2014 General Assembly, Austria Center, Vienna, Austria, April 27-May 2, 2014. “On-site inspections of pavement damages evolution using GPR” by Tosti et al. – Poster presentation.

European Geosciences Union (EGU) 2013 General Assembly, Austria Center, Vienna, Austria, April 07–12, 2013. “Evaluation of clay content in soils for pavement engineering applications using GPR” by Tosti et al. – Poster presentation.

European Geosciences Union (EGU) 2013 General Assembly, Austria Center, Vienna, Austria, April 07–12, 2013. “GPR-based evaluation of strength properties of unbound pavement material from electrical characteristics” by Benedetto et al. – Poster presentation.

European Geosciences Union (EGU) 2012 General Assembly, Austria Center, Vienna, Austria, April 22–27, 2012. “Time and frequency GPR waveforms analysis for clay content evaluation in soils” by Benedetto et al. – Poster presentation.

European Geosciences Union (EGU) 2011 General Assembly, Austria Center, Vienna, Austria, April 03-08, 2011. “Potentiality of GPR for evaluation of clay content in soils” by Twizere and Tosti – Poster presentation.