Imperial College London

Nina Jirouskova

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Postgraduate







422Skempton BuildingSouth Kensington Campus






Nina Jirouskova is a Ph.D. researcher at the Port Operations Research & Technology Centre (PORTeC) within the Transport Systems and Logistics Laboratory of the Centre for Transport Studies. Her research is supported by the EPSRC Center for Doctoral Training in Sustainable Civil Engineering.

Her current doctoral research under the supervision of Dr. Panagiotis Angeloudis  and Dr. Arnab Majumdar focuses on improving and optimising natural disaster resilience management for container terminals. Her work aims at delivering a top-down operational framework integrating natural disaster impact analyses to resilience management based on the identification of high-level stakeholder-based targets. It is carried out in partnership with a major container terminal operator (confidential). More details can be found here.

In addition to her research, she helps in supporting teaching for the MSc. course on Ports and Maritime Transport.

She is also active in professional institutions such as the Institution of Civil Engineers as a Graduate Member (GMICE), in the Society for Earthquakes and Civil Engineering Dynamics (SECED) and the Earthquake Field Investigation Team (EEFIT), which are associated to ICE, the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE) and supported by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)  and the The Geological Society. As part of EEFIT, she was mobilised for the 2016 post earthquake investigation mission in Ecuador following the 7.8Mw event that stroke the Manabi and Esmeraldas regions on the 16th of April 2016. The full technical report can be found on the EEFIT website and an article will be published in the upcoming Imperial Engineer.

Before joining Imperial College as a PhD Student in 2014, she worked as a seismic engineer for four years at Arup, in Hong Kong and London. The projects which she was involved in as an analyst and/or project manager included seismic microzonation, hazard assessments, time history analyses, site response analyses, soil-structure interaction analyses, geotechnical design, design code and load checks, as well as geotechnical investigation specification and site supervision. Clients ranged from Oil & Gas to Heritage businesses, through to Governmental institutions, Urban planning and development as well as International Aid organisations.

She holds a Titre National d'Ingenieur since 2011 upon graduating with an MSc. in Geotechnical Civil Engineering from Ecole Polytech'Paris - Universite Pierre et Marie Curie. She carried out her final year of master degree studies at the University of Hong Kong (HKU). Her final year thesis, carried out in partnership with Arup Hong Kong, and supervised by Dr. Jack Pappin and Dr. Catherine Beltran was entitled "Site Response Analysis in Hong Kong North West New Territories - a Pilot Study for a Seismic Microzonation Study by the Hong Kong Government".



Jirouskova, N., Majumdar, A., Angeloudis, P. (2019). A top-down integrated approach to define key vulnerability indices for disaster risk management at container terminals. ICONHIC 2019, Chania.

Jirouskova, N., Achurra-Gonzalez, P., Goldbeck, N., Angeloudis, P. (2018). Probabilistic Assessment of container shipping route disruption costs from natural disasters - An application to the KIX Australia-New Zealand Service Line.  7th International Conference on Transport Reliability (Sydney, 17-19 January, 2018).

Jirouskova, N. & Stafford, Peter (2015). Resilience-based Seismic Impact Assessment for Urban Infrastructure. Poster, UK CDT Conference 2015, Southampton.

Lubkowski, Z., Villani, M., Coates, K., Jirouskova, N. & Willis, M. (2014). Seismic Deisgn Considerations for Africa. 2nd EECES.

Pappin, J., Jiang, H., Ho, K., Yu, Y., Koo, R., So, M., Jirouskova N., & Kwan, J. (2012). Seismic Hazard Assessment in Hong Kong. 15 WCEE, Lisbon.

Pappin, J., Jiang, H., Ho, K., Yu, Y., Koo, R., So, M., Lou, B., Yim, I., & Jirouskova N. (2012). Liquefaction Assessment in Hong Kong. 15 WCEE, Lisbon.

Journal articles

Chian, S.C., Wilkinson, S.M., Whittle, J.K., Mulyani, R., Alarcon, J.E., Pomonis, A., Saito, K., Fraser, S., Goda, K., Macabuag, J., Offord, M., Hunt-Raby, A.C., Sammonds, P., Franco, G., Stone, H., Bayes, A., Hughes, F.E., Jirouskova, N., Kaminski, S.,  and Lopez, L. (submitted). Lessons learnt from the 2009 Padang, 2011 Tōhoku and 2016 Muisne earthquakes. Frontiers in Built Environment.