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Carmine Galasso | PhD

Professor (Full) of Catastrophe Risk Engineering @ UCL

Visiting Professor @ UBC

​​University College London (UCL) | Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering | Chadwick Building GM14 | Gower St | WC1E 6BT London | UK

The University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver | Civil Engineering | Civil and Mechanical Engineering (CEME) Building 2208D | 6250 Applied Science Lane | V6T 1Z4 Vancouver | Canada

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Welcome to the website for Carmine Galasso's research group!


I am a Professor of Catastrophe Risk Engineering in the University College London (UCL)'s Department of Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering (CEGE), UK, and a Visiting Professor at The University of British Columbia, Vancouver Campus, Canada, during my 12-month academic sabbatical from UCL. Before joining UCL, I worked as a Catastrophe Risk Modeler at Applied Insurance Research (AIR) Worldwide, San Francisco, USA, and as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Performance-based Earthquake Engineering Laboratory, at the University of California, Irvine, USA. I earned my PhD in Earthquake Risk at the Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Italy, in January 2011.

My research focuses on developing and applying probabilistic and statistical methods and tools for catastrophe risk modeling and disaster risk reduction. I investigate risks to building portfolios and infrastructure exposed to multiple natural hazards, including earthquakes, strong wind, and flooding, with particular emphasis on community infrastructure (schools, hospitals, heritage assets) in developing countries.

I co-lead the DE|RISC Lab: Disaster Engineering for ResIlient SoCieties Laboratory at UCL with Dr Gemma Cremen and Dr Roberto Gentile, working at the intersection of civil engineering and other disciplines to facilitate multi-hazard risk- and resilience-informed decision-making for a better tomorrow’s world. Our ultimate goal is to provide society with a more resilient, sustainable, and equitable built environment.

​​Our research is funded by the UK Research and Innovation and its Research Councils, the European Commission, the British Council, the Chinese International Centre for Collaborative Research on Disaster Risk Reduction (ICCR-DRR), the China Scholarship Council (CSC), the (Mexican) Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT), the World Bank and its  Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), the Motorola Solution Foundation, and the Willis Research Network, among others.


​We strive to create a lab that welcomes, supports, values, and includes people of diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives!



Catastrophe Risk Modeling for Natural Hazards

Performance-based Multi-Hazard Engineering

Earthquake-induced Ground-motion Modeling

Uncertainty Modeling and Structural Reliability

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