Giovanni Pesce

Senior Lecturer

Research interests

Giovanni L. Pesce (Gianluca) is an Associate Professor at the Department of Architecture and Built Environment, Northumbria University Newcastle.

He is interested in the development of new sustainable materials for the construction industry and in the characterization of traditional construction materials. In particular he is interested in lime-based materials, that he has been investigating for over 20 years.

His multidisciplinary background allows him to understand the needs of the modern construction industry and bring these inside the laboratories where the new materials are developed. His expertise in the field of material culture (developed at the Institute for the History of Material Culture of Genoa, Italy) allows him to learn from the empirical knowledge of the past, and use this to further our knowledge of the past societies and to develop innovative construction materials.

Gianluca has a Master’s degree in Architecture from the University of Genoa (Italy, 1990-1999), a PhD in “Materials Engineering for the Sciences of Construction” from the same University (2002-2006), and a PhD in Civil Engineering from the University of Bath (UK; 2010-2014). Post-doctoral work has been taken at the University of Bath (2013-2016).



Organisational affiliations

Education/Academic qualification

  • PhD, Civil Engineering

    20 Oct 2010 - 25 Jun 2014
  • PhD, Materials Engineering

    5 Jan 2002 - 19 May 2006
  • MSc, Architecture

    15 Sep 1990 - 20 Apr 1999

Professional Qualifications

  • Associate Member of the Institute of Civil Engineers, AMICE

    3 Jan 2019 -
  • Fellow of the Higher Educational Academy, FHEA

    6 Jun 2018 -
  • Chartered Member of the Royal Institute of British Architects, RIBA

    1 Apr 2015 -
  • Member of the Architects Registration Board, ARB

    1 Apr 2015 -
  • Professional Graduate Member of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, PostGradIMMM

    2015 -