Crescenzo Petrone received from University of Naples, Italy, the Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering in 2008, the Master of Science degree in Structural and Geotechnical Engineering in 2010 and the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Seismic Risk in 2014.

He is currently Research Associate in tsunami and earthquake engineering at University College London, after being Post-Doc Research Fellow at the University of Naples (Italy). In 2010 he has been a visiting student at the University of Ljubljana, where he studied for his MSc thesis. He has been a visiting research scholar at the University at Buffalo (US), thanks to a scholarship for a 6-month research period, after the completion of the PhD (June 2014 – December 2014).

His research studies focus on different topics of Earthquake Engineering, such as the performance of nonstructural components as well as reinforced concrete structures. He studied the performance of floating offshore wind turbine at University at Buffalo. He is currently working at UCL on both experimental and numerical research activities aimed at assessing the behavior of structures when subjected to earthquake and tsunami excitations.