Muraro, S.


Stefano Muraro is a Post-Doctoral researcher at Delft University of Technology. He obtained his Bachelor and Master degree in Environmental & Civil Engineering at University of Trento (Italy) and his PhD at Delft University of Technology. His interests include laboratory soil testing, constitutive and numerical modelling, slopes stability, earth retaining structures and soil-structure interaction.


The research focuses on the comprehension of the physical processes ruling the multiphase behaviour of soils and on the proposal of innovative measures to mitigate complex challenges of soils in deltaic areas. A versatile research methodology is adopted combining laboratory testing and theoretical and numerical modelling, which serve geotechnical applications.

  1. Muraro, S. and Jommi, C. (2019). “Experimental determination of shear strength of peat from standard undrained triaxial tests: correcting for the effects of end restraint”. Géotechnique, (ahead of print),
  2. Jommi, C., Muraro, S., Trivellato, E. and Zwanenburg, C. (2019). “Experimental results on the influence of gas on the mechanical response of peats”. Géotechnique, 69(9): 753-766,
  3. Muraro, S. and Jommi, C. (2019). “Implication of end restraint in triaxial tests on the derivation of the stress-dilatancy rule for soils having high compressibility”. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 56(6): 840-851,
  4. Muraro, S., Madaschi, A. and Gajo, A. (2015). “Passive soil pressure on sloping ground and design of retaining structures for slope stabilisation”. Géotechnique 65(6): 507-516,
  5. Muraro, S., Madaschi, A. and Gajo, A. (2014). “On the reliability of 3D numerical analyses of passive piles used for slope stabilisation in frictional soils”. Géotechnique 64(6): 486-492,

Stefano Muraro

Post-Doctoral researcher

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