​Personal profile: 

Augusto, Cannone Falchetto

Assistant Professor

 Aalto Univesity

Department of Civil Engineering

 Rakentajanaukio 4, 02150 Espoo, Finland

 E-mail: augusto.cannonefalchetto@aalto.fi



• 2013, Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, U.S.

• 2011, Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, Universita’ di Parma, Parma, Italy

• 2010, M.S. in Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, U.S.


Current employment

• Assistant Professor, Aalto University, Department of Civil Engineering, Espoo


Previous work experience

• 2019-2021, Assistant Professor, University of Alaska Fairbanks, U.S.

• 2017-2019, Junior Professor, Technische Universität (TU) Braunschweig, Germany

• 2019 Visiting faculty through JSPS at the Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan, 

• 2013-2017, Research Associate, TU Braunschweig, Germany


Recent research work

•Morebit, Research Project, Väylävirasto and industry, (P.I.)

•Remix, Research Project, Väylävirasto and industry, co-I.

•Efficient and Data-Driven PMS using Artificial Intelligence, PacTrans (P.I.) 


Research Interests

•Construction Materials 

•Chemo-Mechanical Analysis

•Material Recycling, 

•Failure Analysis, 

•Statistics, Plasticity

•Artificial Intelligence


Selected publications:  

•Poulikakos L., Cannone Falchetto A., Wistuba M., Hofko B., Porot L. and Di Benedetto H., “RILEM CMB Symposium: Chemo Mechanical Characterization of Bituminous Materials”, RILEM Book Series, Springer International Publishing, 2019.

•Drissi S., Mo K.- H., Cannone Falchetto A., Ling T.-C.,  “Understanding the compressive strength degradation mechanism of cement-paste incorporating phase change material”, Cement and Concrete Composites, Elsevier, 2021, 104249. DOI: 10.1016/j.cemconcomp.2021.104249

•He L., Zheng Y., Alexiadis A., Cannone Falchetto A., Li G., Valentin J., Van den bergh W., Vasiliev Y. E., Kowalski K. J., Grenfell J. “Research on the self-healing behavior of asphalt mixed with healing agents based on molecular dynamics method”, Construction and Building Materials, Elsevier, vol. 295, 2021, 123430. DOI: 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2021.123430

•Hu C., Mai Y., Cannone Falchetto A., Tartari E., “Experimental investigation on the use of Selenice natural bitumen as an additive for pavement materials”, Materials, MDPI, vol. 14, 1023, 2021. DOI: 10.3390/ma14041023


Research supervision and leadership experience: 

•TU Braunschweig, Germany – Graduated as principal supervisor 1 Ph.D. student and 6 Master students 

•University of Alaska Fairbanks, AK, U.S. – Principal supervisor for 1 Master students (Frank Jordano, 2020). 

•Leadership experience in RILEM research groups TC 264-RAP TG3, and TC 279-WMR TG3: task group leader defining research and coordinating 17 international partners

•Leadership experience in projects for Väylävirasto, AKDOT&PF, PacTrans: coordinated the research, managed the research team including a post-doc and laboratory technician


Awards and honours:  

•Materials and Structures, Springer Nature - Best Reviewer Award 2020

•Robert L’Hermite Medal 2019 – RILEM Award for the exceptional scientific contribution to the field of construction materials and structures

•International Society of Asphalt Pavement - Excellent Paper, 2017

•European Asphalt Technology Association (EATA) 2015 Best Paper Award


Other key academic merits: 

•Peer reviewer for project applications, including NASA (U.S.) project proposal

•Member of the Transportation Research Board AKM20 and AKM30 committees, RILEM, Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists (AAPT), International Society of Asphalt Pavement (ISAP)

•Editor of the Journal of Traffic and Transportation Engineering, Science Direct

•Guest editor of one special issue in asphalt materials of Materials journal, MDPI

•Referee for 60 journal papers, such as Materials and Structure and RMPD

•Invited inaugural keynote lecture, 73rd RILEM Annual Week and IMSCE, August 25-30, 2019, Nanjing, China

•Chair and organizer of Shaping a Sustainable Future for Asphalt pavements – Workshop at the International Symposium on Frontiers of Road and Airport Engineering (iFRAE) 2021, July 15, 2021, Delft, The Netherlands

•Chair and organizer of RILEM TC 252-CMB Chemo-Mechanical Characterization of Bituminous Materials - Symposium, September 17-18, 2018, Braunschweig, Germany


Scientific and societal impact:

•"Size Effect in Asphalt Mixture at Low Temperature" - RILEM YouTube Channel, most viewed lecture/video of the channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxMe96WbBs4