About me

Civil Engineer (1970) and Doctor in Engineering (1978) by the Technical University of Iasi, Romania; Ingeniero de Caminos Canales y Puertos (1986) and Doctor Ingeniero de Caminos Canales y Puertos (1989) by the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC-BarcelonaTech, Spain. Professor of Structural Mechanics and of Earthquake Engineering at the UPC. Professor Emeritus since 2017. Senior researcher at the International Centre of Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE: www.cimne.com) Barcelona, Spain. Supervisor of 38 doctoral theses. Current research interests: seismic analysis and design of structures; evaluation of the seismic damage of structures; seismic vulnerability and risk evaluation; and active and passive control of structures. Publications: 8 books, 127 articles in journals indexed in the ISI Web of Knowledge or SCOPUS and 75 peer reviewed articles in other national and international journals. Collaboration in 15 projects in the framework of RTD programs of the European Commission, 11 of them as main researcher; in 22 projects funded by Spanish Ministries, 14 of them as main researcher. 25 consultancy contracts with Spanish and international companies or institutions like the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank or the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, UNISDR. Co-editor of Revista Internacional de Ingeniería de Estructuras, Quito, Ecuador and of Revista Internacional de Desastres Naturales, Accidentes e Infraestructura Civil, Puerto Rico. Editor of the Monograph Series in Earthquake Engineering, CIMNE, http://www.cimne.com/tiendacimne/monotema.asp?id_tema=10 President of the Spanish Association of Earthquake Engineering, AEIS; head of the Risk Assessment Group, http://rag.cimne.com/, CIMNE Doctor Honoris Causa by the by the “Ovidius” University, Constantza, Romania, by the Technical University “Gh. Asachi” of Iasi, Romania and by the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania.


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