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Carmine Galasso | PhD
  • Professor (Full) of Catastrophe Risk Engineering, Postgraduate Team Leader & Affiliate/Study Abroad Tutor @ UCL

  • Associate Professor of Structural Engineering @ IUSS Pavia

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

Scuola Universitaria Superiore (IUSS) Pavia | Centro di Formazione e Ricerca per la Mitigazione del Rischio Sismico (ROSE) | Palazzo del Broletto | Piazza della Vittoria 15 | 27100 Pavia | Italy

Email: c.galasso@ucl.ac.uk | carmine.galasso@iusspavia.it

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 part-time Associate Professor of Structural Engineering at the Scuola Universitaria Superiore (IUSS) Pavia, Italy, in the Centro di Formazione e Ricerca per la Mitigazione del Rischio Sismico (ROSE). 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.

Our research focuses on developing and applying probabilistic and statistical methods and tools for catastrophe risk modeling and disaster risk reduction. We 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. Our ultimate goal is to provide society with a sustainable, safer, and more resilient 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 & perspectives!

Research Group, May 2022
Research Group, May 2022

Welcome Fabrizio Nocera and Nicole Paul!

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Andrea being awarded a Student Research Grant by SFPE, June 2022
Andrea being awarded a Student Research Grant by SFPE, June 2022

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David Wilkie, CERRA Student Award, Seoul, South Korea, May 2019
David Wilkie, CERRA Student Award, Seoul, South Korea, May 2019

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Research Group, May 2022
Research Group, May 2022

Welcome Fabrizio Nocera and Nicole Paul!

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WHAT'S NEW

  • July 15, 2022: Carmine Galasso, Serena Cattari and Silvia de Angeli (Universitá degli Studi di Genova, Italy), and Xavier Romão (Universidade do Porto, Portugal), are organizing the Mini-symposium ‘Multi-hazard risk management of the built environment: recent advances and open challenges’ at the 9th International Conference on Computational Methods in Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering (COMPDYN 2023), to be held on June 14-16 2023, in Athens, Greece. Contributions are welcome by November 25, 2022!
     

  • July 14, 2022: Carmine Galasso and Gemma Cremen gave an invited talk on ‘Earthquake Early Warning in Europe' at the ‘Seismic Moment: From rupture to recovery’ international symposium in Aveiro, Portugal.
     

  • July 1, 2022: Several members of the research group attended and presented their research at the 12th U.S. National Conference on Earthquake Engineering (12NCEE), hosted by the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, on June 27-July 1, 2022. Details associated with those presentations are available on the Research Outputs > Conference Proceedings/Abstracts page.
     

  • July 1, 2022: An international team of researchers launched a new journal, Seismica, supporting free global access to cutting-edge seismological and earthquake science and engineering research. Carmine Galasso is Seismica’s Executive Editor for Operations and part of the journal’s management committee. He has led a task force aiming to develop the new journal’s editorial policies to publish rigorous peer-reviewed research that impacts the global community through accessible, transparent, respectful, credible, and progressive policies.
     

  • June 25, 2022: Many congratulations to Andrea Franchini for being awarded a Student Research Grant by the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) for the project ‘A Novel Risk-Based Fire Design Method for Sustainable Structures.’ This project is focused on developing an extension to the Maximum Allowable Damage approach to fire safety performance assessment using machine learning techniques and on implementing the approach into safe and sustainable structural optimization of bridge structures. Well done, Andrea!
     

  • June 23, 2022: Happy International Women in Engineering Day 2022 (#inwed2022)! In celebration of #inwed2022, Carmine Galasso was asked by Nature Communications Engineering to write a short tribute to a female engineering researcher who has inspired him along his academic research path. Inspiration came from intellectual creativity, insight, and passion for their research field, as well as mentorship and support during an early career stage.
     

  • June 1, 2022: The Willis Towers Watson (WTW) Research Network has published its annual report with key updates across several climate, wind, flood, earthquake, people, and technology projects feeding a better understanding of risk. An 'Integrated end-to-end approach to time-dependent earthquake risk assessment' by Salvatore Iacoletti, Gemma Cremen, and Carmine Galasso is featured in this year's WTW Research Network review (page 46).
     

  • May 28, 2022: Carmine Galasso, Gemma Cremen, and Tayo Opabola attended the 7th session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GP2022) in Bali, Indonesia, organized and convened by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) and co-chaired by the Government of Indonesia on May 23-28, 2022. The Tomorrow's Cities project was part of the action throughout GP2022, participating in events and discussions and hosting an official side-event and an interactive online platform. Watch here our new video about the project!
     

  • May 27, 2022: Several members of the research group attended the European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2022 (EGU22) in Vienna, Austria & Online, on May 23–27, 2022, contributing to it with the presentations across multiple sessions. Details associated with those presentations are available on the Research Outputs > Conference Proceedings/Abstracts page.
     

  • May 24, 2022: Carmine Galasso and Gemma Cremen presented a poster on ‘Towards next-generation impact-based earthquake early warning’ co-authored with Elisa Zuccolo and Francesca Bozzoni (Eucentre, Italy) at The Third Multi-Hazard Early Warning Conference (MHEWC-III) in Bali, Indonesia, organized by the International Network for Multi-Hazard Early Warning Systems (IN-MHEWS) on May 23-24, 2022.
     

  • April 1, 2022: Many congratulations to Eyitayo (Tayo) Opabola for being awarded a very competitive and prestigious £200k Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Postdoctoral Fellowship 2022 from the European Commission to work on ‘Multi-hazard Vulnerability Assessment of Structures for Resilience Enhancement’ at UCL.
     

  • March 31, 2022: Many congratulations to Nicole Paul and Chenbo Wang for being awarded two highly competitive UCL Overseas Research Scholarships for their PhD studies at UCL!


     

RESEARCH AREAS

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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