Roberto graduated as a Civil Engineer with honours from the Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador. He obtained a Msc degree in Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Seismology from the ROSE program offered jointly by IUSS Pavia and the University of Pavia, Italy. He is currently enrolled in the PhD program offered by IUSS, Pavia in Understanding and Managing Extremes. Roberto has worked as a structural engineer in Quito, Ecuador. Roberto has research experience in seismic design of steel structures and seismic design of steel storage tanks. His current research topic is the seismic design of non-structural building elements for which he is helping to formulate and develop the direct displacement-based design methodology.
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