malagaDr Christian Málaga-Chuquitaype  (c.malaga@imperial.ac.uk )

South Kensington Campus, SKEM 322

 Tel: +44 (0)20 7594 5007 - Office hours: Friday 3-4 pm


 Research Associates and Visiting Scholars

umutDr Umut Almac (u.almac@imperial.ac.uk)

PhD, Istanbul Technical University

Research project:   Seismic performance of Byzantine and Otoman buildings


 PhD Students

LFSLuis Fernando Sirumbal Zapata (l.sirumbal-zapata14@imperial.ac.uk)

BEng, UNI, MSc, TU Delft

Research project:   Modelling damage accumulation for seismic performance assessment of timber structures

 cadCagatay Demirci (c.demirci14@imperial.ac.uk)

BS, PamukkaleMSc, UCL

Research project:   Seismic design and response modification of tall timber buildings

zhanZhan Lyu (z.lyu15@imperial.ac.uk)

BEng, Harbin, MSc, Tongji

Research project:   Dynamic response of innovative post-tensioned timber bridges

 adeAdeyanju Teslim-Balogum (adeyanju.teslim-balogun13@imperial.ac.uk)

BEng, Lagos, MSc, Imperial

Research project:   Structural response of tall steel buildings to post-blast fires

 fridaysFirdaus Abdol Kalary (f.abdol-kalary15@imperial.ac.uk)

BEng, Malaysia, MEng, UT Malaysia

Research project:   Multi-sotrey CLT buildings subjected to blast and progressive collapse

 leenaLeena Tahir Kibriya (l.kibriya16@imperial.ac.uk)

BSc, Toronto, MSc, City

Research project:   Damage-avoidance rocking structural frames

 rodrigoRodrigo Thiers Moggia (r.thiers16@imperial.ac.uk)


Research project:   Kinetic response modification systems for tall timber buildings


Exchange Students

  • Carlos Menéndez Vicente, RWTH Aachen, Research project: Structural implementation of motion-control devices

MSc Students

  • Manousos Psaltakis, Assessment of acceleration demands through low-order building models
  • Hend Tubaila, Equivalent viscous damping for performance-based design of rocking CLT walls
  • Xiao Pan, External resonators for seismic control of monumental structures
  • Yiwei Hu, Influence of alternative degradation modelling strategies on the seismic response of RC columns

MEng Students

  • Marco Lok Fung Cheng,  Motion control through supplemental rotational inertia
  • Jeremy Ilkanaev,  Dynamic behaviour of digitally-manufactured wooden beams with integrated resonators



  • Vasileios Karagiannis (PhD 2017), Behaviour of hybrid timber-steel beam-to-column connections
  • Mohammed Abdelhadi (MSc 2016), Avanced Cross-Laminated-Timber (CLT) stability systems, in collaboration with Ramboll UK
  • Manon Dangelser (MSc 2016), Impact of building type on seismic losses considering environmental costs
  • Yara Achcouty (MSc 2016), Modelling fatigue induced collapse of RC bridge piers
  • Bryan Carroll (MSc 2015), Performance of Cross-Laminated-Timber (CLT) subjected to fires
  • Konstantinos Bougatsas (MSc 2015), Probabilistic seismic assessment of alternative building systems.
  • Shijia Yang (MSc 2015), Interaction between ground motion characteristics and structural model in nonlinear dynamic analysis.
  • Ishan Abeisekara (MSc 2014), Dynamic response of tall timber buildings. ★ First Prize for MSc research from the IStructE
  • Katerina Zographou (MSc 2014), Dimensional response analysis of regular and irregular RC frames