PhD. Candidate of the School of Engineering of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Claudio obtained his bachelor degree and professional title of Civil Engineer from the same institution. His line of research is Engineering Seismology, specifically studying and applying models to synthetically generate strong ground motion based on geophysics characteristics. Hi did an internship at Port and Airport Research Institute (PARI) in Yokosuka, Japan, with Dr. Atsushi Nozu, studying the applicability of strong ground motion generation models used in Japan to be used on the subduction environment in Chile.
PhD Student at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. Jaime received his B.S. in Civil Engineering (1998) from the Catholic University of Santiago de Guayaquil, Ecuador, and his MSc. in Structural Engineering (2010) from the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana. At Notre Dame, he worked together with Dr. Yahya C. Kurama on Earthquake Attenuation Prediction Models based on Maximum Incremental Velocity, thanks to a Fulbright Scholarship (2008). He has also worked for the Academia as a visiting professor, and has more than ten years of experience as a Structural Consulting Engineer in Ecuador and overseas. He is a member of the Task Committe for Large Turbine Generators Foundations, and recently co-authored the ASCE Manual of Practice “Concrete Foundations for Turbine Generators” (2018). Currently, his research focuses on nonstructural damage and loss of function assessment of Chilean Health Facilities as part of the “Risk and Resilience of Complex Systems and Networks” research line, and under the guidance of Dr. Juan Carlos de la Llera at the CIGIDEN.