Lucia Luzi is senior researcher at the Milan section of the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Geological Sciences in 1991 from the University of Camerino and a Master of Science degree in 1995 from the Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC) of the University of Twente (Holland).
She mainly deals with engineering seismology and, in particular, with predictive equations and soil motion characterization, site effects and seismic micro-zonation.
She has participated since 1996 in several European projects (SERGISAI, NERIES, NERA, EPOS-PP, EPOS-IP, SERA), also as work-package coordinator, and was research-unit leader of seismological projects within the framework of the convention between INGV and the Civil Protection Department.
She participated in the studies of seismic micro-zonation following the earthquakes of Umbria-Marche (1997-98), of L’Aquila (2009) and of Central Italy (2016).
In the period 2016-2017, she was general secretary of ORFEUS (Observatories and Research Facilities for European Seismology) and is currently head of the ORFEUS Strong Motion Service Management group.
She is responsible for the database of Italian (ITACA) and European (ESM) accelerometric records.
She is a member of the Scientific Committee of Eucentre and of the REDI consortium. In July 2019, she became director of the Milan section of the INGV and, in August 2019, member of the Technical Scientific Committee of the Structure of the Extraordinary Government Commissioner for the reconstruction in the territories of the Region of Abruzzo, Lazio, Marche and Umbria.
She was professor of the course in Seismic Risk at the University of Milan Bicocca and is the author of over 80 articles published in international journals.