Earthquake engineering is an interdisciplinary branch of engineering. An earthquake engineer aims to protect the society, natural environment and man-made infrastructures from earthquake through limiting the seismic risk to acceptable levels.
Currently, there are 5 faculty members in earthquake engineering group, with 2 associate professor and 3 assistant professor ranks (3 structural engineering and 2 geotechnical engineering major) conducting research in the field of earthquake engineering. The main areas of interests are:
- Seismic design and performance of steel, RC and masonry buildings
- Experimental and numerical study on behavior of steel/ RC and masonry buildings
- Seismic performance of lifelines including pipelines/roads/etc.
- Seismic hazard analysis
- Structural vibration
- Innovative materials in earthquake-resistant buildings