Dr. Teng Wu

Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 14260, USA

Research Interests: wind engineering; hurricane engineering; structural engineering; bridge engineering; nonlinear/transient aerodynamics; performance-based wind design; community resilience; climate change; computational fluid dynamics; reduced-order modeling; knowledge-enhanced machine learning

Editorial Board Members

Dr. Wei Song

Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401, USA

Research Interests: structural dynamics; disaster mitigation; structural condition assessment; machine learning

Dr. Chao Sun

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA

Research Interests: dynamics, sensing and adaptive control; multi-hazards mitigation for coastal and offshore structures; hydrodynamics, fluid structure interaction between ocean waves and structures; analytical, numerical and experimental modeling of nonlinear vibrations; vibration based system identification and damage detection; energy harvesting from ambient vibrations and ocean waves; other dynamics related areas

Prof. Dr. Evangelos Baltas

Department of Water Resources and Environmental Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, 15780 Athens, Greece

Research Interests: water resources management; systems planning and operation; hydrometeorology; hydrological modeling; climate change and land use change at the catchment scale; flood forecasting; risk assessment and mapping analysis

Prof. Dr. Chaofeng Zeng

School of Civil Engineering, Hunan University of Science and Technology, Xiangtan, 411201, China

Research Interests: hydrogeology; multi-aquifers; groundwater control; land subsidence; soil-water-structure interaction; prevention of groundwater-related disaster; numerical modeling; physical simulation

Prof. Dr. Biswajeet Pradhan

Centre for Advanced Modelling and Geospatial Information Systems, University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2007, Australia

Research Interests: geospatial information systems, remote sensing and image processing, complex modeling/geo-computing, machine learning, soft-computing applications, natural hazards; environmental modeling; remote sensing of earth observation

Dr. Hu Li

School of Geoscience and Technology, Southwest Petroleum University, Chengdu 610500, China

Research Interests: petroleum geoscience; rock fracture mechanics; rock mechanics and engineering; carbon capture; storage

Prof. Dr. Rui A.P. Perdigao

Meteoceanics Institute for Complex System Science, IUC Physics of Complex Coevolutionary Systems and Fluid Dynamical Systems, Washington, DC, USA

Research Interests: physics of complex systems; information theory; nonlinear statistical physics; nonlinear dynamics; nonlinear statistics; fluid dynamical systems; climate dynamics; earth system dynamics; nonlinear geophysics; atmospheric physics; extreme events and natural hazards; climate–ecosystem–society interactions; climate change and sustainable development

Dr. Shuling Hu

Department of Architecture and Architectural Engineering, Kyoto University, Kyoto 606-8501, Japan

Research Interests: seismic resilience; shape memory alloy; structural dynamics; machine learning

Dr. Kai Liu

1. Academy of Disaster Reduction and Emergency Management, Beijing 100875, China
2. Key Laboratory of Environmental Change and Natural Disaster, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875, China
3. State Key Laboratory of Earth Surface Processes and Resource Ecology, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875, China

Research Interests: infrastructure disaster risk and resilience assessment under climate change

Prof. Dr. Robert W. Peters

Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294-4440, USA

Research Interests: environmental sustainability; energy conservation in building infrastructure; condensate recovery in air handling units; vertical garden systems; vegetative roofs; stormwater management

Prof. Dr. Francesco De Paola

Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, University of Naples Federico II, 80131 Naples, Italy

Research Interests: civil, building and enviromental engineering

Prof. Dr. Amithirigala Widhanelage Jayawardena

Department of Civil Engineering, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong 999077, China

Research Interests: distributed catchment modelling using finite elements; dispersion in open channel flows; moisture transport through partially saturated porous media; secondary flows in curved channels; stochastic analysis of rainfall data; chaotic dynamics of hydrometeorological time series; moving finite elements for convective dominant transport problems; artificial neural networks and genetic algorithms in hydrology; interill sediment delivery and rainfall kinetic energy; xinanjiang model, its modifications, and gis; basin scale hydrology coupled with atmospheric processes; red tide prediction; fuzzy logic systems; support vector machines; climate change

Dr. Qingmin Meng

Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS 39762, USA

Research Interests: ecological systems; hydraulic fracturing; landscape epidemiology; GIS; remote sensing; geospatial modeling; big data

Dr. Ivan Marchesini

Research Institute for Geo-Hydrological Protection, Italian National Research Council, 06128, Perugia, Italy

Research Interests: regional early warning system for forecasting rainfall-induced landslides; susceptibility to landslides and floods, at different scales, using statistical and physical models; data science and massive geospatial computing; collection and organization of historical information on natural hazards; fluvial geomorphology and sediment load of rivers; estimation of atmospheric CO2 consumption by chemical soil erosion; promotion of awareness of climate change issues through citizen science activities

Prof. Dr. Luis Santos Pereira

School of Agriculture, University of Lisbon, 1649-004 Lisbon, Portugal

Research Interests: reference and crop evapotranspiration; crop water and irrigation requirements; irrigation management; coping with water scarcity; drought characterization and management; performance of irrigation methods

Prof. Dr. Giacomo Viccione

Department of Civil Engineering, University of Salerno, 84084 Fisciano, SA, Italy

Research Interests: numerical methods in fluids; fluid-structure interaction; water energy converters; water filtration

Prof. Dr. Yukio Tamura

1. School of Civil Engineering, Chongqing University, Chongqing 400044, China
2. Wind Engineering Research Center, Tokyo Polytechnic University, Kanagawa 243-0297, Japan

Research Interests: structural wind engineering; wind resistant design of buildings; bluff body aerodynamics; wind-related disaster risk reduction; mitigation of wind-induced vibrations; human comfort to building vibrations

Prof. Dr. John Frederick Dewey

1. Department of Geology, UC Davis, CA 95616, USA
2. University College Oxford, High Street, Oxford OX1 4BH, UK

Research Interests: geology and socioeconomic/political implications of natural hazards; especially floods and landslides; deposits of tsunamis; rogue waves; and storm surges; climate science; geology and tectonic evolution of the Appalachians and Caledonides; geology of arc-continent collision; relative plate motion across continental plate boundaries and small-scale structural evolution

Dr. Jianzhong Lu

State Key Laboratory of Information Engineering in Surveying, Mapping and Remote Sensing, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430079, China

Research Interests: remote sensing of environment; hydrology modelling and data assimilation; climate change and environment response; deep learning in water resources management

Dr. Giandomenico Foti

Department of Civil Engineering, Energy, Environment and Matherials, Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria, 89122 Reggio Calabria, Italy

Research Interests: coastal, river and urban flood risk mapping, planning, management and sustainable mitigation strategies; coastal erosion risk mapping, planning, management and sustainable mitigation strategies; coastal and river morphodynamics; shoreline changes; natural hazards such as flash floods, sea storms, tsunamis

Dr. Jinchao Wang

Wuhan Institute of Rock Mass and Soil Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Wuhan 430071, China

Research Interests: civil structural health monitoring; underground space detection; rock mass structure detection; disaster monitoring and assessment; geotechnical engineering; borehole survey; rock mass visualization

Dr. Francesca Di Luccio

Section of Seismology and Tectonophysics, National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology, 00143 Roma, Italy

Research Interests: hydrothermal system; tectonics; geology; seismics; volcano monitoring

Dr. Yohei Endo

Department of Architecture, Shinshu University, 4-17-1, Wakasato, Nagano 380-8553, Japan

Research Interests: conservation of historical structures; seismic assessment; masonry buildings; numerical analysis; life-cycle assessment; material characterisation tests; shaking-table tests; townscape analysis; disaster risk reduction

Prof. Dr. Sabatino Cuomo

Department of Civil Engineering, University of Salerno, 84084 Salerno, Italy

Research Interests: landslide mechanisms; solid-fluid transition; landslide dynamics; regional slope stability; slope erosion; geosynthetics reinforcement; laboratory testing; constitutive modeling; unsaturated soils

Prof. Dr. Roberto Moretti

Department of Engineering, Università della Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli", 80131 Napoli, Italy

Research Interests: earth sciences; geochemistry; volcanology; geothermal resources

Prof. Dr. Amadeo Benavent-Climent

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, 28006 Madrid, Spain

Research Interests: earthquake engineering; health monitoring; passive control; energy-balance methods

Prof. Dr. Miklas Scholz

School of Science, Engineering and Environment, The University of Salford, Newton Building, Greater Manchester M5 4WT, UK

Research Interests: treatment wetlands; integrated constructed wetlands; sustainable flood retention basins; permeable pavement systems; decision support systems; ponds and capillary suction time

Dr. Giulio Iovine

National Research Council of Italy, Research Institute for Geo-Hydrological Protection, Rende, 87036 Cosenza, Italy

Research Interests: slope dynamics and morpho-evolution; landslide activations and sinkholes, and their effects in urbanized areas; triggering and distribution of rainfall and seismic-induced landslides; neo-tectonics, deep-seated gravitational slope deformations, and radon concentrations; modelling and simulation of flow-type landslides

Prof. Dr. Domenico Pianese

Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, University of Naples Federico II, 80125 Naples, Italy

Research Interests: hydrology; flood protection; unsteady flows within rivers; channel and pipeline systems; water resources management; design and management of hydraulic infrastructures; dams management and construction; design and management of water and sewerage networks; propagation and mitigation of debris flow phenomena

Prof. Dr. Nita Yodo

Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND 58102, USA

Research Interests: resilience engineering; complex system modeling; design optimization; predictive analytics; failure analysis and recovery

Dr. Chunsheng Lu

School of Civil and Mechanical Engineering, Curtin University, Perth, WA 6845, Australia

Research Interests: statistical models of damage and fracture; mechanics of thin films, coatings and nanostructured materials; nonlinear dynamics in advanced materials; multiscale modelling and numerical simulations; natural hazard risk analysis and prediction

Prof. Dr. Zhixian Cao

State Key Laboratory of Water Resources Engineering & Management, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072, China

Research Interests: flash flooding; urban flooding; river flooding; dam/dike-break flooding; barrier lake outburst flooding; Glacier lake outburst flooding; debris flows; landslide induced waves

Prof. Dr. Jason Levy

Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI 96822, USA

Research Interests: disaster robotics; computational intelligence; communication networks; scheduling; optimization algorithms

Dr. Athanasios Sfetsos

Environmental Research Laboratory, National Centre for Scientific Research "Demokritos", 15310 Aghia Paraskevi, Greece

Research Interests: climate change resilience of infrastructures; critical infrastructure protection (risk analysis, design of physical protection, vulnerability assessment); disaster management with emphasis on climate hazards and extreme events; climate change analysis and provision of climate services

Dr. Sung Hee Joo

Department of Engineering & Engineering Technology, Metropolitan State University of Denver, CO 80217, USA

Research Interests: nanotechnology for environmental remediation; advanced oxidation technology; fate and transport of emerging contaminants; ecotoxicological impact of metal oxide nanoparticles; novel nano-catalysts for wastewater treatment; disinfection chemistry; applications of membrane technology for water reuse

Prof. Dr. Shahram Pezeshk

Department of Civil Engineering, The University of Memphis, Memphis, TN 38152, USA

Research Interests: ground motion prediction; site effects; site characterization; probabilistic seismic hazard analyses; strong ground motions and their impact on structures

Prof. Dr. Humberto Varum

Departamento de Engenharia Civil, Universidade do Porto, 4200-465 Porto, Portugal

Research Interests: civil engineering; earthquake engineering; seismic assessment; seismic strengthening; seismic retrofitting

Prof. Dr. Nikos Koutsias

Department of Sustainable Agriculture, University of Patras, G. Seferi 2, GR-30100 Agrinio, Greece

Research Interests: geoinformatics on wildland fires; natural disasters and landscape ecology; applied multivariate methods, geostatistics and point pattern analysis with special emphasis on spatio-temporal analysis of wildland fire ignition points; positional uncertainty and data modeling

Dr. Salvatore Stramondo

Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Via di Vigna Murata 605, 00143 Rome, Italy

Research Interests: earthquakes and related hazards; natural disasters management and mitigation; InSAR – SAR Interferometry applied to coseismic, interseismic and postseismic studies; active tectonics; urban subsidence and infrastructures monitoring

Prof. Dr. Filippo Santucci de Magistris

Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering, Engineering Faculty, University of Molise, 86100 Campobasso, Italy

Research Interests: stress–strain–time behaviour of soil: measurement and modelling; soil improvement by addition and compaction; seismic zonation and vibration insulation; soil liquefaction; behaviour of geotechnical structures under seismic loading

Dr. Michalis Fragiadakis

Laboratory for Earthquake Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Athens, Greece

Research Interests: structural reliability, risk and hazard assessment lifelines and infrastructure; finite element methods in structural analysis and design; earthquake engineering; structural design and assessment to the Eurocodes; smart materials; structural optimization and machine learning methods in structural engineering

Dr. Antonio Cavallaro

Italian National Research Council, Institute of Cultural Heritage Sciences, Palazzo Ingrassia, Via Biblioteca, 495124 Catania, Italy

Research Interests: soil mechanics; laboratory and in situ tests; local amplification; seismic hazard; seismic zonation; soil liquefaction

Dr. Salvatore Grasso

Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture, University of Catania, 95131 Catania, Italy

Research Interests: seismic geotechnical hazard; ground response analysis; landslides induced by earthquakes; liquefaction; disaster management; environmental geotechnics and climate change

Prof. Dr. Ioannis Koukouvelas

Department of Geology, University of Patras, Patras 26504, Greece

Research Interests: earthquake geology – paleoseismology; geology of Greece; hazard analysis and secondary effects of earthquakes; monitoring of landslides with the use of UAV and LiDAR

Prof. Dr. Antonio Formisano

Department of Structures for Engineering and Architecture, University of Naples Federico II, 80138 Napoli, NA, Italy

Research Interests: architectural engineering; seismic design; vulnerability assessment at territorial scale

Prof. Dr. David Michael Simpson 

Geography, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 84602, USA

Research Interests: community resilience; urban planning and hazards; emergency management; technology and hazards; animals and disasters

Dr. Alexander Strom

JSC "Hydroproject Institute", Moscow, 125993, Russia

Research Interests: rockslides and rock avalanches; active faults; paleoseismology; seismic hazard assessment