Ms Valentina Putrino

Valentina is an architect with a Master Degree in Architecture from the University of Catania (Italy) who decided to further broaden her knowledge in structural design and assessment, combining it with her interest in earthquake-related disciplines.  She gained the MSc degree from the University College of London (UCL) in October 2015, ranking second in her cohort. Valentina is a PhD Student working on the topic of Structural Vulnerability of Cultural Heritage Assets to multiple natural hazards. Her PhD is focused on developing a robust analytical procedure to determine the weaknesses of historic buildings to seismic, floods and wind actions. The objective is to produce a numerical tool that engineers and conservators can use to determine the need and extent of strengthening, repair, adaptation of historic buildings exposed to natural hazards, to deliver them to posterity. She is the chair of the Society for Earthquake and Civil Engineering Dynamics (SECED) Young Members, member of the EEFIT Committee and Outreach Coordinator of the IstructE Young Members.