Meet the Team

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Gemma Cremen, Ph.D.

Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Risk and Resilience Engineering, Research Group Co-Lead

Completed Degree: Ph.D. Earthquake Engineering, Stanford University, USA, 2019

Research Interests: Decision Support System for Earthquake Early Warning and Rapid Response; Multi-hazard Risks in Tomorrow's Cities

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Carmine Galasso, Ph.D.

Professor of Catastrophe Risk Engineering,

Research Group Co-Lead

Completed Degree: Ph.D. Earthquake Engineering and Risk, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Italy, 2011

 


Research Interests: Catastrophe Risk Modeling; Engineering Seismology; Structural Reliability; Disaster Risk Reduction

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Roberto Gentile, Ph.D.

Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Catastrophe Risk Modelling, Research Group Co-Lead

Completed Degree: Ph.D. Civil Engineering, Politecnico di Bari, Italy & University of Canterbury, New Zealand, 2018

Research Interests: Seismic Vulnerability Assessment and Reduction of RC Buildings; Catastrophe Risk Modeling; Earthquake Engineering

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Jawad Fayaz, Ph.D.

 Honorary Research Fellow @ UCL and Lecturer @ Teesside University

Completed Degree: Ph.D. Earthquake Engineering, University of California, Irvine, USA, 2021


Topic: Machine-Learning- and Deep-Learning- based Extreme Event Analysis

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Eyitayo (Tayo) Opabola, Ph.D.

Senior Research Fellow

Completed Degree: Ph.D. Civil Engineering, The University of Auckland, New Zealand, 2020

​Topic: Multi-hazard Vulnerability Assessment of Structures for Resilience Enhancement

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Yaan Wang, Ph.D.

China Scholarship Council Research Fellow

Completed Degree: Ph.D. Natural Disasters, Beijing Normal University, China & Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, 2020

​Topic: Multi-hazard Risk and Resilience of Infrastructure Systems

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Fabrizio Nocera, Ph.D.

 Research Fellow in Multi-hazard Risk & Resilience Engineering

Completed Degree: Ph.D. Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA, 2022


Topic: Modeling, Quantifying, and Managing Tomorrow's Risks from Natural Hazards

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Leandro Iannacone, Ph.D.

 Research Fellow in Multi-hazard Risk & Resilience Engineering

Completed Degree: Ph.D. Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA, 2022


Topic: Modeling, Quantifying, and Managing Tomorrow's Risks from Natural Hazards

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Catalina González Dueñas, Ph.D.

 Research Fellow in Multi-hazard Risk & Resilience Engineering

Completed Degree: Ph.D. Civil Engineering, Rice University, USA, 2022
 



Topic: Modeling, Quantifying, and Managing Tomorrow's Risks from Natural Hazards

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Salvatore Iacoletti

Ph.D. Candidate

Completed Degree: M.Sc. Structural and Geotechnical Engineering, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Italy, 2017

Topic: Time-dependent Earthquake Risk Modeling (with Willis Tower Watson) - Co-supervised by Gemma Cremen and Carmine Galasso

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Andrea Franchini

Ph.D. Student

Completed Degree: M.Sc. Civil Engineering, Università di Trento Italy & Tongji University, China, 2018
 

Topic: Multi-hazard Structural Optimisation of Bridges - Co-supervised by Carmine Galasso and Jose Torero

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Umut Lagap

Ph.D. Student
 

Completed Degree: M.Sc. Project and Construction Management, İzmir Yüksek Teknoloji Enstitüsü, Turkey, 2020
 

Topic: Quantifying Post-disaster Housing Stock Resilience - Co-supervised by Roberto Gentile and Carmine Galasso

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Chenbo Wang

Ph.D Student
 

Completed Degree: M.Sc. Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University, USA, 2021

Topic: Modeling, Quantifying, and Managing Tomorrow's Risks from Natural Hazards - Co-supervised by Gemma Cremen and Carmine Galasso

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Nicole Paul

Ph.D. Student

Completed Degree: M.Sc. Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University, USA, 2015

Topics: Disaster-induced population displacement risk - Co-supervised by Carmine Galasso and Jack Baker (Stanford University)

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Karim Aljawhari

 Ph.D. Student (IUSS Pavia)

Completed Degree: M.Sc. Earthquake Engineering with Disaster Management, University College London, UK, 2018



Topics: Multi-Criteria Decision-Making for Seismic Retrofit of Building Portfolios - Co-supervised by Roberto Gentile and Carmine Galasso

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Kenneth Otárola Madrigal

 Ph.D. Student (IUSS Pavia)

Completed Degree: M.Sc. Civil Engineering for Mitigation of Risk from Natural Hazards, IUSS Pavia, Italy, 2020
 

Topics: Accounting for Ground-motion Duration in Building-portfolio Loss Assessment; Multi-hazard Structural Vulnerability

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Carlos Mesta Cornetero

 Ph.D. Student (IUSS Pavia)

Completed Degree: M.Sc. Civil Engineering, Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru, Peru, 2017

 


Topic: Multi-hazard Risks in Tomorrow's Cities - Co-supervised by Gemma Cremen and Carmine Galasso

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Diego Suarez Salinas

Ph.D. Student (IUSS Pavia)
 

Completed Degree: M.Sc. Civil Engineering for Mitigation of Risk from Natural Hazards, IUSS Pavia, Italy, 2022

 

Topic: Risk-based design of structures - Co-supervised by Carmine Galasso and Roberto Gentile

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Gabriella Tocchi

Visiting Ph.D. Student

(Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Italy)

Completed Degree: M.Sc. Building Engineering, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Italy, 2018

Topic: Multi-hazard Risk Modeling - Co-supervised by Carmine Galasso and Gemma Cremen (UCL) and Maria Polese (UniNa)

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Giandomenico Mastrantoni

Visiting Ph.D. Student

(Sapienza - Università di Roma, Italy)

Completed Degree: M.Sc. Engineering Geology, Sapienza - Università di Roma, Italy, 2019

Topic: Multi-hazard Risk Modeling - Co-supervised by Carmine Galasso and Gemma Cremen (UCL) and Paolo Mazzanti (Sapienza)

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Himanshu Agrawal

Ph.D. Student (Edinburgh Uni/UCL)
 

Completed Degree: Integrated B.Sc.-M.Sc. Geological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Kolkata, India, 2020
 

Topic: Physics-based Ground-motion Simulations for Seismic Risk Assessment - Co-supervised by John McCloskey and Carmine Galasso

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Yujia Hu

Research Assistant

Completed Degree: M.Sc. Earthquake Engineering with Disaster Management, University College London, UK, 2022

Topic: Seismic risk assessment for present and future scenarios in
Yangbi, China - Co-supervised by Carmine Galasso and Yaan Wang

We are always pleased to hear from people interested in joining our team to conduct research in any of the areas mentioned here. Please note that we only consider applications from highly-qualified students with a specialized MSc degree. Get in touch via email only if you have a first-class honours (or equivalent) and have secured or actively sought a competitive scholarship. Competitions for funding opportunities may exist through internal and external schemes for exceptional applicants.

Group Photos

Research Group, May 2022
Research Group, May 2022

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Research Group at 12NCEE, Salt Lake City, Utah
Research Group at 12NCEE, Salt Lake City, Utah

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Christmas 2015
Christmas 2015

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Research Group, May 2022
Research Group, May 2022

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