Alex H. Barbat
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Civil Engineer (1970) and Doctor in Civil Engineering (1978) by the Technical University of Iasi, Romania; Ingeniero de Caminos Canales y Puertos (1986) and Doctor Ingeniero de Caminos Canales y Puertos (1989) by the Technical University of Catalonia, UPC, Barcelona, Spain. Honorary Doctorates: Doctor Honoris Causa by the by the Ovidius University, Constantza, Romania and by the Technical University ?Gh. Asachi? of Iasi, Romania. Professor of Structural Mechanics and of Earthquake Engineering at the UPC. Researcher at the International Centere of Numerical Methods in Engineering, CIMNE, Barcelona, Spain. Supervisor of 25 doctoral theses. Current research fields: seismic analysis and design of structures; evaluation of the seismic damage of structures; seismic vulnerability and risk evaluation; and active and passive control of structures. Publications: 8 books, more than 80 articles in journals indexed in the ISI Web of Knowledge and 60 peer reviewed articles in other national and international journals. Collaboration in research projects: 15 projects in the framework of RTD programs of the European Commission, 11 of them as main researcher; 22 projects funded by Spanish Ministries, 14 of them as main researcher; 25 consultancy contracts with Spanish and international companies or institutions like the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank or the United Nations Strategy for Disaster Risk Reduction, UN-ISDR. President of the Spanish Association of Earthquake Engineering (AEIS) and head the Risk Assessment Group of CIMNE.