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Prof. Tiziana Rossetto, cartoon for a day!

The Tsunami research made an appearance in the printed version of "Science et Vie Junior" magazine. More...

Published: Aug 31, 2017 5:31:36 PM

Promoting Safer Buildings Conference on 13th July at Royal Geographical Society, London

The Promoting Safer Building Programme is a multidisciplinary research study being carried out by an alliance between University College London-EPICentre (EPICentre), Overseas Development Institute (ODI), CARE International UK (CARE UK) and the British Geological Survey (BGS). The project focuses on safer post-disaster reconstruction and brings together expertise from structural engineering and geo-sciences with international development and shelter practice. More...

Published: Jun 22, 2017 5:58:37 PM

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Prof. Tiziana Rossetto attends the Royal Garden Tea Party!

On the 16th May 2017, Tiziana attended the Royal Garden Tea Party at Buckingham Palace! Every summer, The Queen hosts three Garden Parties at Buckingham Palace. Historically, Garden Parties took the place of presentation parties attended by debutantes, and have evolved into a way of recognising and rewarding public service. On this sunny afternoon, Her Majesty the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, and The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (Prince William and Kate) were amongst the members of the Royal Family to attend. Unfortunately, Tiziana was not amongst the lucky few who were able to converse with the Royals but she did enjoy the tea and cucumber sandwiches! More...

Published: May 26, 2017 3:09:14 AM


Professor Tiziana Rossetto won the 2017 Shah Family Fund Distinguished Lecture award

Professor Tiziana Rossetto won the 2017 Shah Family Fund Distinguished Lecture award. This prestigious annual prize was awarded by the Blume Earthquake Engineering Center of Stanford University. Tiziana delivered a lecture title “New Approaches for Tsunami Impact Assessment” at Stanford on the 21st February 2017. Whilst at Stanford, Tiziana also had the opportunity of delivering a lecture to PhD students of the Civil Engineering department on the 2009 L’Aquila earthquake and its recovery. The image shows Tiziana with some of these students in the main square at Stanford.   More...

Published: May 26, 2017 2:53:17 AM


China Earthquake Administration Visit to UCL EPICentre

UCL EPICentre hosted a workshop for China Earthquake Administration (CEA) on 4th May 2017. The aim of the workshop was to bring researchers from EPICentre and CEA together to discuss opportunities to build on current collaborations. More...

Published: May 8, 2017 9:52:39 AM

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Workshop on Disaster Resilient Cities: Risk Assessment and Forecasting of Geophysical and Atmospheric Hazards

The project titled “Disaster Resilient Cities: Forecasting Local Level Climate Extremes and Physical Hazards for Kuala Lumpur“ funded by Innovate UK&EPSRC – Newton Ungku Omar Funds as part of the Future Cities scheme has been launched in January 2017. For a 34 months duration, this project will look into physical and atmospheric hazards in Kuala Lumpur, with close collaboration with University of Cambridge, British Geological Survey, JBA and the Southeast Asia Disaster Prevention Research Initiative, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (SEADPRI-UKM), among others. UCL Epicentre’s Prof Dina D’Ayala, Prof Tiziana Rossetto, Dr Liora Malki-Epshtein and Dr Yasemin D Aktas, as well as UCL MSSL’s Prof Mark Saunders will be working in this project. More...

Published: May 3, 2017 12:48:50 PM

CRUST presented at the Naked Scientist

CRUST presented at the Naked Scientist

Dr Crescenzo Petrone presented CRUST (Cascading Risk and Uncertainty assessment under earthquake Shaking and Tsunami) project at "the Naked Scientist", one of the world's most popular science shows. Listen the broadcast from 9m23s. More...

Published: Mar 13, 2017 8:31:02 PM


SCOSSO Workshops in Philippines on Safer Schools against Natural Disasters

A team of EPICentre research centre, led by Prof Dina D’Ayala and Dr Carmine Galasso conducted a number of training sessions and workshops in two cities of Cagayan de Oro and Manila in the Philippines. These activities are within the SCOSSO (Safer Communities through Safer Schools) project, funded by the EPSRC GCRF Small Grant (£125k), PI: Dr Carmine Galasso, co-I: Prof Dina D'Ayala. The project is a collaboration between UCL EPICentre, De La Salle University (DLSU) and Xavier University, Engineering Resource Centre, looking at safety of school buildings in Phillipiness against natural hazards. These buildings act as critical infrastructure for the country, as they are the main facility of educating the future generation and are also used as the main shelters in case of any emergency. More...

Published: Feb 24, 2017 1:03:00 PM

CEGE-IRDR Workshop on Resilience of Power Systems | 27 March 2017 | Chadwick G08

We are organising a joint CEGE-IRDR workshop on the resilience of power systems on the 27th of March, with the aim of having a fruitful discussion on grid resilience and the future of and challenges associated with renewable energy sources in the face of a changing climate, with a policy and industry focus. We are hoping to have representatives from government organisations that are responsible for energy policy, and construction and maintenance of power systems, as well as from large energy companies, with the aim of providing exchange of knowledge and strengthen the network, opening possibilities of future collaboration. It also provides an opportunity for scientists and practitioners to address and discuss short and long term research gaps in the round-table discussion session. More...

Published: Feb 16, 2017 5:58:08 PM


Epicentre's Jose Melo Awarded Post-Doc Fellowship from Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology

Epicentre's Jose Melo has just been awarded the Post-doc fellowship from the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology for his work titled "Characterization of the biaxial behaviour of columns built with plain reinforcing bars and development of semi-empirical models for concrete elements strengthening". This fellowship support the researcher up to 6 years to develop the proposed work plan. The candidate CV, work plan, host universities and supervisors are evaluated in the selection process. The maximum score was obtained for the candidate CV, host universities (Porto University and UCL) and supervisors. More...

Published: Feb 14, 2017 10:56:03 AM