Meet The Team

Roberto Gentile, Ph.D.

Marie Curie Research Fellow

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

Topic: Seismic Vulnerability Assessment of RC Buildings

Gemma Cremen, Ph.D.

Research Fellow

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

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Topic: Decision Support System for Earthquake Early Warning and Rapid Response

David Wilkie, Ph.D.

EPSRC Doctoral Prize Fellow

Completed Degree: Ph.D. Risk Engineering, University College London, UK, 2019


Topic: Resilience-Based Design and Life-Extension of Offshore Wind Farms

Karim Tarbali, Ph.D.

 Research Fellow

 

Completed Degree: Ph.D. Earthquake Engineering, University of Canterbury,
Christchurch, New Zealand, 2017



Topic: Physics-based Ground-motion Simulation and Validation

Salvatore Iacoletti

 Ph.D. Student

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

Topic: Time-dependent Earthquake Risk Modelling (with Willis Tower Watson)

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

Topics: Physics-based ground-motion simulations for seismic risk assessment in rapidly urbanising environments

Chen Huang

Ph.D. Candidate (completing)

Completed Degree: M.Sc. Earthquake Engineering with Disaster Management, University College London, UK, 2015

 

Topic: Ground-motion Models and Physics-based Simulations (with Politecnico di Milano, Italy)

Biao Song

Ph.D. Candidate (completing)

Completed Degree: M.Sc. Civil Engineering with Seismic Design, University College London, UK, 2015

 

Topics: Seismic Vulnerability of Steel Connections; Wind Engineering (with University of California, Davis, USA and Willis Tower Watson)

Omar Velazquez Ortiz

Ph.D. Candidate (completing)

Completed Degree: M.Sc. Earthquake Engineering with Disaster Management, University College London, UK, 2014

 

Topic: Engineering Applications of Earthquake Early Warning

Karim Aljawhari

 Ph.D. Student (IUSS Pavia)

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

 



Topic: Aftershock Vulnerability of Structures

Kenneth Otárola

 Ph.D. Student (IUSS Pavia)

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

 

Topic: Accounting for ground-motion duration in building portfolio loss assessment

Carlos Mesta Cornetero

 Ph.D. Student (IUSS Pavia)

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

 



Topic: TBD

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.