Dr Christian Málaga-Chuquitaype

Christian is a researcher, engineer, and educator currently working as a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Structures at Imperial College London where he leads the Emerging Structural Technologies Research Group. His research interests span the areas of earthquake engineering, structural timber engineering, applied dynamics, and the development and implementation of passive and semi-active damping systems. His research has won several prizes including the TK Hsieh award from the ICE, the Best Paper prize from the IStrucE and the Unwin Prize from Imperial College. Having practiced in large and small infrastructure projects in Latin America, he is continuously involved in specialized consultancy internationally and serves on a number of committees related to international code development and the advancement of engineering practice.

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Prof Yosio Nakamura

Yosio is a geophysicist with special interests in terrestrial and extraterrestrial seismology. He was among the pioneering researchers who, during and following the Apollo Lunar Landing project in the 1970s, used the extensive data collected by a network of seismic stations on the Moon to make the first direct seismic observations of an extra-terrestrial object. This research in lunar seismology has led to an invaluable understanding of the dynamics and internal structure of the Moon. It also provides valuable information about tectonism not available on Earth due to the particularities of our planet’s size, composition, and stage of evolution. More recently, he is finding new information about the interior of the Moon using new analysis techniques, and with more advanced computers now available, applied to the decades-old data set. He is also assisting younger scientists and engineers in planning of future lunar missions.

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Dr Nikolaos (Nicos) Kalapodis

Nicos graduated from the Department of Civil Engineering of the Democritus University of Thrace, Greece, in 2010. He received his M.Sc. in 2012 and Ph.D. in 2017 from the University of Patras, Greece. His research focuses mainly on the areas of structural dynamics, earthquake engineering, seismic design of steel structures and finite element analysis. He is working as a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Greenwich, UK since 2018, especially in projects related to the design and dynamic analysis of structures under low gravity conditions. Also, he is working as an academic fellow at the Department of Civil Engineering of the University of Peloponnese, Greece, teaching the undergraduate modules of “design of timber structures” and “design and rehabilitation of masonry structures”. He is a charted engineer of the Technical Chamber of Greece and a member of the Society for Earthquake and Civil Engineering Dynamics (SECED).

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Final Workshop

We will soon announce the date of our final workshop for the project EP/S036393/1 “Designing for the Future: Optimising the Structural Form of Regolith-based Monolithic Vaults in Low-Gravity Conditions”, in order to disseminate our results.

Special session ICONHIC 2021

We are excited to host a special session for the ICONCHIC 2021 in “Structural Design for Extra-Terrestrial Natural Hazards”. We welcome your abstract contributions by 30 January 2021. For more information, visit the link below:


International Workshop

We are delighted to organise the international workshop on “Advances in Extra-terrestrial structural design: From Moonquakes to ISRU”, 17-18 September 2020. For more details please visit the link below: