PhD student (University of Cambride, CERN), visiting scholar
Office: Davis Hall
Vanessa Di Murro graduated from the University of Cassino and Southern Lazio, in italy, in 2013 with a MSc. She then worked with the AGS spin-off of the University of Cassino for almost a year before starting a PhD in 2014 at the University of Cambridge, by receiving a sponsorship by CERN, the European Centre for Nuclear Research based In Switzerland. Her doctoral research project involves the long-term investigation of a concrete-lined tunnel called TT10 tunnel which was excavated in the rock molasse at CERN. The evaluation of the mechanisms of long-term tunnel behaviour was carried out through field observations by adopting a novel monitoring technique such as Distributed Fibre Optic sensors and finite elment numerical analyses.
Vanessa is currently a Visiting scholar at the University of California,Berkeley, where she is manly focused in numerical modeling of CERN tunnels by using ABAQUS software.