Tiziana Rossetto joined UCL in 2004. She founded and directs the EPICentre research group, which is a multidisciplinary research group looking at topics of earthquake and tsunami risk. She also directs the MSc Earthquake Engineering with Disaster Management which she founded in 2006. From 2009-2011 she helped establish and co-directed the EngD Centre in Urban Sustainability and Resilience.
Tiziana is the Principal Investigator on the European Research Council (ERC) project "Urban Waves: evaluating structure vulnerability to tsunami and earthquakes, (URBANWAVES)
The main focus of her personal research, has been the development of empirical and analytical methodologies for the derivation of vulnerability curves, which can be used to predict the probable damage in structures during an earthquake. Tiziana has undertaken a number of field missions to assess damage to buildings and infrastructure in earthquake zones including the L'Aquila earthquake 2009, Wenchuan, China earthquake of 2008, the Kashmir Earthquake of 2005, the Sumatra Earthquake and Tsunami 2004, and the Bhuj Earthquake, India 2001.
Project: Urban Waves: evaluating structure vulnerability to tsunami and earthquakes, (URBANWAVES)
Host Institution: University College London, United Kingdom
Call details: Starting Grant , ERC-2013-StG, panel PE8
Project at the ERC: https://erc.europa.eu/erc-stories/aftermath-tsunami
Check her talk at TEDXBrussels: Engineering against tsunami