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EVENT: "Can we extend probabilistic performance based engineering to other hazards?"


Published: Nov 16, 2018 5:43:12 PM


EPICentre team participating in the new UKIERI funded project “Seismic Design and Fragility Assessment of Retrofitted Structures"

Dr Fabio Freddi has been awarded a collaborative, international research grant UKIERI (UK-India Education and Research Initiative) in collaboration with Dr Jayadipta Ghosh (Indian Institute of Technology - IIT Bombay) to investigate the topic of retrofit methods for reinforced concrete structures accounting for the influence of aftershocks and parameters uncertainty. The project is also supported by Dr Carmine Galasso from EPICentre and Dr Needhi Kotoky and Dr Meera Raghunandan from IIT Bombay. More...

Published: Oct 29, 2018 11:19:09 AM


EPICentre team participating in the new SERA funded project: HITFRAMES

Dr Fabio Freddi has been awarded a collaborative, international research grant to develop the ‘Hybrid Testing of an Existing Steel Frame with Infills under Multiple Earthquakes’ (HITFRAMES). The EPICentre team collaborating within the HITFRAMES project is composted by Dr Freddi and Fernando Gutierrez Urzua and is also supported by Dr Carmine Galasso and Dr Arash Nassirpour. More...

Published: Oct 26, 2018 5:11:09 PM


Is dynamics just earthquake engineering?

Dynamic engineering is too often used to refer to earthquake engineering. However, many of the young members are dynamic engineers of a different and widely varied nature. We aim to highlight the breadth of dynamics as well as the work and research currently being performed by three of our young members in vibration, offshore and blast engineering. After the evening talks, there will be networking in the ICE bar. More...

Published: Sep 11, 2018 2:00:30 PM

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EEFIT report Research Award 2017

The seismic swarm that affected Central Italy between August 2016 and January 2017 involved several municipalities including the historic town of Norcia, seat of a medieval Benedictine complex. More...

Published: Sep 10, 2018 4:31:59 PM

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Safer, more resilient communities through safe and resilient schools, London

On day two (23 October) of the Global Engineering Congress organized by the Institution of Civil Engineers, join this free-to-attend evening lecture organized in collaboration with the Society for Earthquakes and Civil Engineering Dynamics (SECED). Carmine Galasso and Dina Francesca D'Ayala from EPICentre will present the main findings of a number of recent projects they are leading on multi-hazard risk and resilience assessment of school facilities in developing countries. More...

Published: Sep 5, 2018 8:45:21 AM


EPICentre PhD student Rohit Kumar Adhikari has been awarded the 2018 EEFIT Research Grant

EPICentre PhD student Rohit Kumar Adhikari, studying under the supervision of Prof Dina D’Ayala, has been awarded the 2018 EEFIT Research Grant for the project entitled “Seismic Resilience of Private Housing in Nepal Constructed in the Post-Earthquake Recovery and Reconstruction after the 2015 Nepal Earthquake”. This is one of the grants that EEFIT awards each year to support short-term projects that will benefit earthquake (and related hazards) disaster mitigation and post-disaster reconnaissance efforts. This is the third year in a row that the UCL-EPICentre researchers have won the EEFIT research grant, namely Harriette Stone in 2016, Valentina Putrino in 2017 and Rohit Kumar Adhikari in 2018. In fact, another awardee this year, Viviana Novelli is also an alumnus of the UCL-EPICentre. More...

Published: Aug 30, 2018 10:39:34 AM

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Professor Tiziana Rossetto on Ring of Fire earthquake activity

The area in the basin of the Pacific Ocean, known as "Ring of Fire" for its frequent seismic and volcanic activity, was hit by sixty-nine earthquakes in the space of 48 hours this week, alarming the population of California.  More...

Published: Aug 23, 2018 5:43:35 PM


EPICentre at the European Conference on Earthquake Engineering

A large delegation from UCL Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering attended the 16th European Conference on Earthquake Engineering (16ECEE) in Thessaloniki, Greece, from 18th to 21th June 2018. The conference, hosted by the Hellenic Society of the European Association for Earthquake Engineering and Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, is held every four years, featuring the latest research findings in the field of earthquake engineering. Eighteen current and former researchers from EPICentre presented their research work. Nineteen papers were selected for oral presentation, and one for poster presentation. This is a recognition of the outstanding work carried out at EPICentre, as only a small portion of submitted papers are typically awarded oral presentation. Also, Prof Tiziana Rossetto, EPICentre Director, gave a thematic talk on “Advances in the assessment of buildings subjected to earthquakes and tsunami”. More...

Published: Jul 2, 2018 11:27:33 AM


Joined research activities on seismic risk prevention

The Earthquake Engineering with Disaster Management (EEDM) MSc programme and the Earthquake and People Interaction Centre (EPICentre) at the University College London (UCL) are conducting a reconnaissance field trip in Italy from the 4th to the 8th of June 2018. The team will study the impacts of the 2016-2017 Central Italy Earthquakes and will also visit the areas affected by the 2009 L’Aquila Earthquake. The reconnaissance trip will visits the cities of Camerino, Norcia, Amatrice and L'Aquila and will be focused on six main themes: More...

Published: May 30, 2018 3:53:37 PM