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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...

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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...

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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...


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...

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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...