Marilù’s research interests include modelling of masonry mechanical behaviour, computer vision-based structural monitoring, constitutive modelling formulation, numerical simulations of boundary value problems, with emphasis on historical constructions, retrofitting techniques and soil-structure interaction.
She serves as reviewer for international journals in preservation, structural engineering, and mechanics.
She has been working as research fellow in UMinho - ISISE (Portugal), La Sapienza, and Roma Tre (Italy). She joined the Engineering Science Department of Oxford University to work on the mechanical identification of historic masonry, developing an innovative in-situ testing method.
MINT - Aims at developing new in-situ testing methods for historic masonry buildings.