Imperial College London

Dr Christian Malaga-Chuquitaype

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Lecturer in Structural Engineering



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Ms Ruth Bello +44 (0)20 7594 6040




322Skempton BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Short Bio:

Dr Christian Málaga is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Structural Engineering in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Imperial College London. He holds Masters in Earthquake Engineering (IUSS Pavia, 2007), and Engineering Seismology (Université Joseph Fourier, 2007) and a PhD in Structural and Earthquake Engineering (Imperial College London, 2011). He has over five years of industrial experience in the design, construction and management of large and small infrastructure projects.

Christian is actively involved in teaching and supervision at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels as well as specialised consultancy internationally. He participates in various committees and working groups related to international code development and engineering practice. His research and teaching interests are related to earthquake engineering, structural timber engineering, hybrid construction, performance-based design and condition assessment under extreme loads, applied dynamics, and the development and implementation of passive and active damping and seismic isolation devices. A list of publications can be found in the tab above or in Scopus

    Prospective Students:

    I am always pleased to hear from people interested in conducting research in any of the areas mentioned above. Please get in touch via email only if you have a first-class (or equivalent) masters degree, have formulated a thoughtful tentative research plan compatible with my research interests, and have actively sought suitable scholarship programmes. Competitions for funding opportunities may exist through internal and external schemes for exceptional applicants.

    Selected Publications

    Journal Articles

    Malaga-Chuquitaype C, Bougatsas K, 2017, Vector-IM-based assessment of alternative framing systems under bi-directional ground-motion, Engineering Structures, Vol:132, ISSN:0141-0296, Pages:188-204

    Karagiannis V, Malaga-Chuquitaype C, Elghazouli AY, 2017, Behaviour of hybrid timber beam-to-tubular steel column moment connections, Engineering Structures, Vol:131, ISSN:0141-0296, Pages:243-263

    Karagiannis V, Malaga-Chuquitaype C, Elghazouli AY, 2016, Modified foundation modelling of dowel embedment in glulam connections, Construction and Building Materials, Vol:102, ISSN:0950-0618, Pages:1168-1179

    Malaga-Chuquitaype C, Elghazouli AY, Enache R, 2016, Contribution of secondary frames to the mitigation of collapse in steel buildings subjected to extreme loads, Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, Vol:12, ISSN:1573-2479, Pages:45-60


    Sirumbal Zapata LF, Malaga Chuquitaype C, Elghazouli AY, Coupled plasticity-damage material constitutive model for timber subjected to cyclic loading, 16th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering

    Malaga Chuquitaype C, Elghazouli AY, 2014, Response of blind-bolted connections under extreme dynamic actions, 7th European Conference on Steel and Composite Structures

    Malaga-Chuquitaype C, Elghazouli AY, 2012, Evaluation of Fatigue Damage and Park and Ang indexes in steelstructures, 15th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering

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