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Why We Should Be Building More Resilient Infrastructure and How To Do It
December 5, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm$25
Join us this month as Prof. Constantin Christopoulos presents an overview of the large-scale experimental and numerical research that has taken place over the past two decades at the University of Toronto to develop this new generation of resilient structural systems. We invite all alumni and guests to join us for this engaging presentation located in the new Myhal Centre for Engineering Innovation & Entrepreneurship.
Constantin Christopoulos is a Professor and Canada Research Chair in Seismic Resilience of Infrastructure and Director of Structural Testing Facilities in the Department of Civil and Mineral Engineering at the University of Toronto. He completed his undergraduate and Masters Degrees at Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal and his Ph.D. at the University of California at San Diego before joining U of T.
Over the past 20 years, his research has pioneered the development and implementation of novel resilient self-centering structures. His team has also developed advanced damping technologies for both wind and seismic protection of high-rise buildings. He has also supervised research over the past decade on the use of cast steel in seismic engineering applications, which has led to numerous innovations. Professor Christopoulos has also been active in transferring research into practice through two startup companies that he has co-founded with his former students.