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Dr. Alex H. Barbat is Civil Engineer and is currently professor of Structural Mechanics and of Earthquake Engineering at the Technical University of Catalonia, UPC-BarcelonaTech ( His current research fields are: evaluation of damage in reinforced concrete and masonry buildings; evaluation of seismic vulnerability and risk of structures; seismic risk evaluation at country, regional and local level. He supervised doctoral theses and published books and articles in these fields (see Scopus, Web of Science).

He is senior researcher and leader of the Risk Assessment Group at the International Center of Numerical Methods in Engineering, CIMNE, Barcelona, Spain, where he collaborated in research projects in the framework of RTD programs of the European Commission, most of them as main researcher, in various projects funded by different Spanish Ministries, and in many consultancy contracts with Spanish and international companies or institutions.

He is editor or associate editor of various international journals.

He is the President of the Spanish Association of Earthquake Engineering since 2004. He received three Honorary Doctorates: Doctor Honoris Causa by the by the “Ovidius” University, Constantza, Romania (March 2011), by the Technical University “Gh. Asachi” of Iasi, Romania (November 2011) and by the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania (November 2013).

Alex H. Barbat 

Civil Engineer

Professor of Structural and Continuum Mechanics (UPC)

+34 93 401 64 96

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Researcher ID: M-6206-2013

ORCID: 0000-0002-3649-8053

Scopus Author ID: 7003592728

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