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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

Dina D'Ayala

Prof D'Ayala nominated Director of the IAEE

Congratulations to Prof Dina D'Ayala, Co-Director of EPICentre, for her nomination as a Director of the International Association for Earthquake Engineering (IAEE). More...

Published: Jan 17, 2017 5:51:17 PM

EPICentre at WCEE

EPICentre at the World Conference on Earthquake Engineering

The 16th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering took place in Santiago, Chile, between Tuesday 10th and Friday 13th, January 2017. These world conferences have been taking place every four years from their inception in 1956 and offer a stimulating environment for the global exchange of knowledge, ideas, research results and practical experience. More...

Published: Jan 17, 2017 5:48:20 PM

EPICentre in the Science Museum

EPICentre in the Science Museum

On 8 December 2016 the Science Museum opened a pioneering new gallery that explores how mathematicians, their tools and ideas have helped to shape the modern world over the last four hundred years. More...

Published: Dec 13, 2016 10:20:10 AM


2nd ICCR-DRR Workshop on “International Research Network on Disaster Risk Reduction“

On December 7, EPICentre will host the second ICCR-DRR Workshop on “International Research Network on Disaster Risk Reduction“. This collaborative workshop between Nepal, Bangladesh, China and UK, aims to provide a platform for international communication and knowledge, technique and experience sharing on disaster risk reduction. Experts from University of Dhaka (Bangladesh), National Society for Earthquake Technology (Nepal), Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) and Beijing Normal University (China) will come to UCL to attend this workshop to discuss and share their experience with researchers in UK on disaster risk reduction. More...

Published: Dec 2, 2016 4:35:22 PM

EPICentre Seminar “Factors Affecting Site Response Analysis” by Prof Atilla Ansal

Epicentre is very pleased to announce the next EPICentre seminar by Prof Atilla Ansal, from Ozyegin University in Istanbul, Turkey. The seminar will take place on 23 November at 1pm in Lecture Hall G08 of Chadwick Building. More...

Published: Nov 17, 2016 11:16:02 AM


EEFIT and EPICentre lead ongoing field mission into Italian earthquakes

On the 24th of August 2016 at 3:36 am local time, a Mw 6.2 earthquake struck a mountainous region of central Italy on the borders between Umbria, Marche, Lazio and Abruzzo, burying residents under mounds of masonry in the hardest-hit towns of Amatrice, Accumoli Pescara and Arquata del Tronto. More...

Published: Nov 1, 2016 10:50:21 AM