Imperial College London

Dr Christian Malaga-Chuquitaype

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Senior Lecturer



+44 (0)20 7594 5007c.malaga Website




Ms Ruth Bello +44 (0)20 7594 6040




322Skempton BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Research Group webpage can be found here.

My research aims to understand the structural response of structural components and systems subjected to complex loading and to provide practical solutions for their assessment and design. Of particular interest are emerging construction technologies with the potential to lead the industry towards the sustainability and resilience paradigms such as massive engineered timber, motion-control devices and low-cost sensing technologies.

I recently gave a short seminar to my department summarising some of the research we do in my research group. You can watch the recording here.


Guest Lectures

On the infuence of ground-motion parameters on the structural response of steel structures (in Spanish), Concytec, Cienciactiva, UNSA, Peru, 2017

Challenges in the seismic design and assessment of massive timber buildings, Concytec, Cienciactiva, UNSA, Peru, 2017

Seismic behaviour of timber-mortar-cane walls for social housing in Central America, Newton Fund - SRAMSEBS-16, Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolas Hidalgo, Mexico, 2016

Experimental response of Cross-Laminated-Timber (CLT) walls under cyclic loading, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile, 2016

Low-cost, high-rise and self-similar, studies in structural engineering, Universidad Nacional de San Agustin, Peru, 2016

Seismic assessment of steel buildings with alternative framing systems under bi-directional loading, University of Bristol, UK, 2015

Seismic behaviour of cane, timber and mortar panels for low-cost housing in developing countries, ICE, UK, 2015

Modelling: Simplicity, Uncertainty and Complexity - Keynote Lecture at the Latin American Conference on Civil Engineering (in Spanish), Catholic University of Saint Mary, Peru, 2014

Modelling the contribution of secondary frames to the mitigation of collapse in steel buildings subjected to extreme loads - OpenSees@Bristol, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK, 2014

Rigid-plastic models for the seismic design and assessment of steel structures, ROSE School, IUSS, University of Pavia, Italy, 2008