John DOUGLAS - Chairman
Has over 20 years of experience in engineering seismology and earthquake engineering, with a strong emphasis on the characterization and assessment of strong ground-motions.He is a senior lecturer in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Strathclyde (Glasgow).
Has 30 years of experience in earthquake engineering, seismic hazard analysis, and risk assessment and mitigation for earthquakes and other natural events. He also conducted many projects around the world related to the evaluation of seismic performance of specific structures and portfolios of buildings. He has been a professor for Earthquake Engineering and Risk Assessment at the University School for Advanced Studies (IUSS) in Pavia since 2012.
Is a professor at both UCLA Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Garrick Institute for the Risk Sciences. Dr. Bozorgnia’s expertise includes earthquake engineering and ground motion hazard, with emphasis on multidisciplinary aspects of earthquake science and engineering. He has extensively published scientific papers on earthquake ground motion models, seismic hazard analysis, and structural earthquake engineering. Dr. Bozorgnia has been a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) since 1998. In 2019, EERI, COSMOS and SSA jointly awarded Bozorgnia with the Bruce Bolt Medal for his extensive contributions to seismic hazard analysis and earthquake engineering.
Has 40 years of experience in Seismology and Tectonics. His main area of expertise is the study of past earthquakes and active tectonics in stable or tectonically active areas. He has been working as an observational seismologist at the Royal Observatory of Belgium since 1983.
Has 40 years of experience in Seismology of Strong motion to develop ground motion prediction models and empirical Green’s function approaches as well as site response analysis based on strong ground motion observations. He has been working as a senior nuclear safety officer for the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) since 2010 just 3 months before the Fukushima Daiichi accident and contributed to communication between IAEA and Japan. He is responsible to develop the IAEA safety standard on seismic hazard assessments and to review siting of nuclear installations for the Member States.
Has 40 years of experience in Seismic ground-motion analysis, Structural dynamics, Civil and Earthquake engineering. He has been a professor at the Disaster Prevention Research Institute at Kyoto University since 2008.
Has over 20 years of experience in Geology, Geomorphology and Tectonics, with a particular focus on the seismic cycle and on field studies of major earthquakes worldwide. He has been working as a CNRS Senior Researcher at the Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris since 2001.
Has over 35 years of experience in Structural dynamics and Earthquake engineering, with a special interest in stochastic processes and non-linear effects. He is strongly involved in the development of current European earthquake engineering standards. He was president of the Steering Committee for the first SIGMA project. He was nominated associated professor of French Universities in 1993, has been professor at Paris Institute of Technology (ParisTech) since 2010 and at Ecole Spéciale des Travaux Publics (ESTP) since 2015.
Has 35 years of experience in Geophysics and Statistics, with a particular emphasis on the analysis of Critical phenomena and of underground fluid flow processes taking place in the Earth’s Crust. He has been teaching as a professor in Seismology and Rock Physics at the University of Edinburgh since 2000.
Has 30 years of experience in seismic hazard assessment and earthquake risk analyses for the design of construction and critical facilities (e.g. nuclear power plants, dams, pipelines and bridges). After working for GEOTER for almost 20 years, he has been president of CM Consult International and Managing director of SEISTER since 2018.
Has 40 years of experience in Seismology, with a particular focus on historical seismology, macroseismology and seismic hazard assessment. He was formerly working for the British Geological Survey as Head of Seismic Hazard and Archives and led the creation of the UK historical earthquake catalogue. He is also responsible for the development of Monte Carlo approaches for seismic hazard assessment. He has been working as a private consultant on seismic hazard and historical seismology at seismologi.st Ltd since 2014.
Has 47 years of experience in Structural Dynamics and Earthquake engineering.He also led numerous projects in the field of soil mechanics and earthquake geotechnical engineering. Since 2000, he has been teaching as a professor at Ecole des Ponts ParisTech in the Civil Engineering and Construction department and as visiting professor at the University School for Advanced Studies (IUSS) in Pavia. He is also president of AP Consultant since 2015. He was president of the scientific Committee for the first SIGMA project.