Earthquake Engineer – Catastrophe Risk Modelling

Seismic Hazard and Risk Analysis

Mohsen Kohrangi is currently a seismic risk specialist at RED. Since he joined RED in 2016, he has been working on the development of earthquake risk models. Since 2015 he has been a postdoctoral researcher at IUSS Pavia. He holds a PhD in Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Seismology from The Institute for Advanced Study (IUSS) in Pavia (Italy). He received the prestigious European scholarship for Master of Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Seismology (MEEES) and completed his program in University of Patras (Greece) and ROSE School in Pavia (Italy). He obtained his MEng degree (2009) in Structural and Earthquake Engineering at the Amirkabir University of Technology (Iran). Prior to starting his journey to Europe he worked in Dynasys structural design consultancy in Tehran for two years since 2007.

His current work is mainly focused on the analysis of earthquakes and tropical cyclones impact and on the development of risk models, focusing especially on the development of vulnerability models, the generation of exposure databases and on the elaboration of loss assessment analyses. His research interests include risk related topics such as performance based earthquake engineering, ground motion record selection, ground motion prediction equations, spectrum matching and portfolio loss estimation.

Selected publications:

  • Kohrangi M, Bento R, Lopes M (2014). Seismic performance of irregular bridges—comparison of different nonlinear static procedures, Struct Infrastruct Eng, pp. 1–19, DOI: 10.1080/15732479.2014.983938
  • Kohrangi M, Bazzurro P, Vamvatsikos D (2016). Vector and Scalar IMs in Structural Response Estimation, Part I: Hazard Analysis. Earthquake Spectra, 32(3), pp. 1507-1524. DOI: 10.1193/053115EQS080M
  • Kohrangi M, Bazzurro P, Vamvatsikos D (2016). Vector and Scalar IMs in Structural Response Estimation, Part II: Building Demand Assessment. Earthquake Spectra, 32(3), pp. 1525-1543. DOI: 10.1193/053115EQS081M
  • Kohrangi M, Vamvatsikos D, Bazzurro P (2016). Implications of IM selection for seismic Loss Assessment of 3D Buildings, Earthquake Spectra, DOI: 10.1193/112215EQS177M
  • Kohrangi M, Bazzurro P, Vamvatsikos D (2017). Site dependence and record selection schemes for building fragility and regional loss assessment. Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, DOI: 10.1002/eqe.2876
  • Phone: (+39) 0382-22518
  • Email: mohsen (dot) kohrangi (at) redrisk (dot) com