Barbara Rossi

University of Oxford

Associate Professor


Barbara Rossi joined the University of Oxford in March 2019 as Associate Professor and Tutorial Fellow in Engineering Science (Structures & Mechanics). Prior to this, she was an associate professor in Engineering Technology at KU Leuven in Belgium, where she led a research group exploring the structural behaviour of metallic structures, with a special interest in stainless steel and harsh environments, where corrosion plays an important role. Over the last ten years she also branched into the research area of life-cycle analysis and sustainability appraisal of (metal) structures.

Research Areas

behaviour of metal (steel, stainless steel, aluminium) structures under different kinds of loads and environments.


Barbara leads the Sustainable Metal Structures Research Group at the University of Oxford.