We are pleased to announce that Gerard J. O'Reilly, assistant professor at University School for Advanced Studies IUSS Pavia received by the American institute EERI "the 2022 Shah Family Innovation Prize" last week at the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute's Annual Meeting in San Francisco.
The “2022 Shah Family Innovation Prize” is a prestigious recognition that is awarded every year to young researchers at the beginning of their careers, who have already been able to provide an important scientific contribution in the field of seismic risk mitigation and management.
Gerard J. O'Reilly received this prize in recognition of his significant and diverse research output and impact on engineering practice, as well as his leadership in planning and coordinating international collaborations in the earthquake world. The Shah Prize is awarded to individuals in early or mid-career who have evidenced creative and innovative thinking and demonstrated the potential to make important contributions in the field of earthquake risk mitigation and management. The award recognizes a combination of past achievement and future potential.
Gerard J. O'Reilly is an assistant professor at the Istituto Universitario di Studi Superiori (IUSS) in Pavia, Italy. He received his PhD in earthquake engineering and engineering seismology from IUSS and MSc and BE(Hons) degrees in civil engineering from the National University of Ireland, Galway. He was a visiting researcher at the University of California, Berkeley in 2012 and at the Kobori Research Complex in Tokyo, Japan in 2019. He is the principal investigator of the ROSSINI project to develop a risk-based navigation system for workers in industrial facilities at risk of NaTech events. He is also coordinator of the Engineering Research Infrastructures for European Synergies (ERIES) project.