I am a researcher, engineer, and educator currently working as a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Structures at Imperial College London where I lead the Emerging Structural Technologies Research Group. My research interests span the areas of earthquake engineering, structural timber engineering, applied dynamics, and the development and implementation of passive and semi-active damping systems. Having practiced for five years in large and small infrastructure projects in Latin America, I am continuously involved in specialised consultancy internationally. I also serve on a number of committees related to international code development and the advancement of engineering practice. A list of publications can be found in the tab above or in Scopus.
- PhD in Structural and Earthquake Engineering (2012), Imperial College London, UK
- Master Professionnel Level 2 in Engineering Seismology (2008), Université Joseph Fourier, France
- MSc in Earthquake Engineering (2007), IUSS Pavia, Italy
- Professional Title of Civil Engineer (2004), UNSA, Peru
Note to Prospective Students:
I am always pleased to hear from people interested in conducting research under my supervision in any of the areas mentioned above. Please note that I only consider applications from highly qualified students with a specialised MSc degree. Get in touch via email *only if* you: (i) have a GPA of 3.5/4 or higher, (ii) have formulated a thoughtful tentative research plan compatible with my research interests, and (iii) have actively sought or secured a competitive scholarship. Competitions for funding opportunities may exist through internal and external schemes for exceptional applicants.
Malaga Chuquitaype C, Menendez-Vicente C, Thiers-Moggia R, 2019, Experimental and numerical assessment of the seismic response of steel structures with clutched inerters, Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Vol:121, ISSN:0267-7261, Pages:200-211
Thiers-Moggia R, Malaga Chuquitaype C, 2018, Seismic protection of rocking structures with inerters, Earthquake Engineering & Structural Dynamics, ISSN:0098-8847
Malaga Chuquitaype C, Ilkanaev J, 2018, Novel digitally-manufactured wooden beams for vibration reduction, Structures, Vol:16, ISSN:2352-0124, Pages:1-9
Sirumbal-Zapata LF, Málaga-Chuquitaype C, Elghazouli AY, 2018, A three-dimensional plasticity-damage constitutive model for timber under cyclic loads, Computers & Structures, Vol:195, ISSN:0045-7949, Pages:47-63
Thiers Moggia R, Malaga Chuquitaype C, Seismic protection of cross-laminated timber buildings with supplemental inertia devices, 16th European Conference on Earthquake Engineering (16ECEE)