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
Giacomo Sevieri, Ph.D.
Completed Degree: Ph.D. Civil Engineering, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Italy & Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany, 2019
Topic: Multi-hazard Vulnerability Assessment of Heritage Structures
Karim Tarbali, Ph.D.
Completed Degree: Ph.D. Earthquake Engineering, University of Canterbury,
Christchurch, New Zealand, 2017
Topic: Physics-based Ground-motion Simulation and Validation
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
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)
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)
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
Completed Degree: M.Sc. Earthquake Engineering with Disaster Management, University College London, UK, 2014
Topic: Engineering Applications of Earthquake Early Warning
Ph.D. Student (IUSS Pavia)
Completed Degree: M.Sc. Earthquake Engineering with Disaster Management, University College London, UK, 2018
Topic: Aftershock Vulnerability of Structures
Research Assistant (IUSS Pavia)
Completed Degree: Licentiate Civil Engineering, Structures Major, University of Costa Rica, Costa Rica, 2014
Topic: Accounting for ground-motion duration in building portfolio loss assessment
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
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.