The 1st International Nigel Priestley Seminar, named in honour of Prof. Nigel Priestley, who was co-founder and Emeritus Director of the ROSE School in 2001, will take place in Pavia on 14-15 May 2015. The Seminar corresponds to the 15th edition of the traditional UME School/ROSE Seminar, during which MSc and PhD students in Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Seismology (ROSE Programme), Risk and Emergency Management (REM Programme) and Weather Related Risk (WRR Programme) of the UME postgraduate school are given the opportunity to present and discuss their research work to an audience of international experts.
In addition to standard presentations on research work carried out at the School, the Seminar will continue the tradition of inviting a prominent scientist to deliver a keynote lecture on a given contemporary and highly relevant topic in the field of Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Seismology.
At this year’s event, the keynote address entitled "Simplified Seismic Evaluation of Older Concrete Buildings for Collapse Potential" will be delivered by William T. Holmes, Structural Engineer and Executive Principal of Rutherford & Chekene, USA.
Further information and details can be found here.