NEWS ARCHIVE
  • 17 January 2020: Biao Song and Carmine Galasso are collaborating with Prof Amit Kanvinde and his research group at the University of California, Davis, to investigate improved design strategies and structural reliability of exposed column base plate connections subjected to flexure and axial compression. This is part of a much wider project investigating exposed column base plate connections in steel moment-resisting frames involving various US partners and UCL. Some preliminary results of our study have been presented at the recent 2020 Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center (PEER) Annual Meeting, in Berkeley, CA. You can find here our presentation.
     

  • 30 November 2019: Congratulations to David Wilkie for being selected as one of the 10 finalists of the 2019 Allianz Climate Risk Research Award. A summary of David's PhD work, investigating offshore wind farm risk/resilience, has been included in the 2019 Allianz Research Award Compendium. Well done David!
     

  • 20 September 2019: Several members of the research group have given presentations on their research at the XVIII Convegno Nazionale Associazione Nazionale Italiana di Ingegneria Sismica (ANIDIS) – L'Ingegneria Sismica in Italia, Ascoli Piceno, Italy, September 15-19, 2019; and the Society for Earthquake and Civil Engineering Dynamics (SECED) 2019 Conference: Earthquake Risk and Engineering Towards a Resilient World, Greenwich, UK, September 9-10, 2019. Details associated with those presentations are available on the Research Outputs > Conference Proceedings/Abstracts page.
     

  • 6 September 2019: Congratulations to Earthquake Engineering with Disaster Management MSc students Alexandros Tsantoulis and Matthias Fuentes for having received the 2019 EPICentre Best Poster Award (1st and 2nd place respectively) for their final MSc Research Projects. Alexandros worked on ‘A Framework for Seismic Resilience Assessment of RC Building Portfolios’, supervised by Dr Carmine Galasso and Dr Fabio Freddi; Matthias worked on ‘Impact of Directivity-Induced Pulse-Like Ground Motions on Building-portfolio Seismic Loss’, supervised by Dr Carmine Galasso and Dr Roberto Gentile. Students were evaluated on different criteria (visual appeal, contents, presentation and Q&A) by a panel composed by Dr Alexandra Tsioulou (Willis Tower Watson, UK), Mr Paolo Perugini (ARUP, UK), and Dr Karim Tarbali (Politecnico di Milano, Italy).
     

  • 6 September 2019: Congratulations to David Wilkie for passing his final PhD viva today. David's PhD dissertation is titled ‘Advancing probabilistic risk assessment of offshore wind turbines on monopiles’. The examiners were Dr Susana Lopez-Querol, UCL, and Dr Raffaele De Risi, University of Bristol. David will now stay in our team as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow through a very prestigious EPSRC Doctoral Prize Fellowship.
     

  • 1 September 2019: The website for Carmine Galasso's research group is now live. Welcome!
     

  • 30 June 2019: Several members of the research group gave presentations on their research at the 7th International Conference on Computational Methods in Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering (COMPDYN2019), Crete, Greece, June 24-26, 2019; at the 2nd International Conference on Natural Hazards & Infrastructure (ICONHIC2019), Chania, Greece, June 23-26, 2019; and at the 13th International Conference on Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering (ICASP13), Seoul, South Korea, May 26-30, 2019. Manuscripts associated with those presentations are available on the Research Outputs > Conference Proceedings/Abstracts page.
     

  • 30 May 2019: Many congratulations to David Wilkie for having received the 2019 CERRA Student Recognition Award by the International Civil Engineering Risk and Reliability Association (CERRA) for the paper ‘Fatigue Reliability of Offshore Wind Turbines using Gaussian Processes’ (by D. Wilkie and C. Galasso), presented at the 13th International Conference on Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering (ICASP13), Seoul, South Korea, May 26-30, 2019. David has received an award certificate and a cash prize during a ceremonial event at the conference. The manuscript and videoclip of the presentation associated with this award are available on the Research Outputs > Conference Proceedings/Abstracts page. Well done David!