University of California, Los Angeles
January 31 – February 4, 2022
Prof. A Gustavo AYALA
Research Professor for 53 years at the Engineering Institute of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and frequent visitor to prestigious universities. He graduated from UNAM with a bachelor’s and a master’s degree, a doctorate from the University of Southampton and a diploma in wind design from the Von Karman Institute. His research topics include the development and application of models and numerical methods to Structural, Geotechnical Seismic and Wind Engineering problems. He is a full member of the Academy of Engineering of Mexico and an honorary member of the Mexican Society of Structural Engineering. He has been honoured with the Luis Esteva medal for his contributions to Earthquake Engineering, a Marie Curie chair from the European Commission and recently with the Hypatia International Award (YπIA ) of the International Centre for the Conservation of Architectural Heritage and the “Mariano Hernández Barrenechea” teaching award of the Institution of Civil Engineers of Mexico. Recently, his research has focused on the development of novel computational tools and methods for the analysis of historical construction and the performance-based seismic evaluation and design of buildings and lifelines involving aspects of resilience and functionality recovery. His activities as an independent professional include consulting on diverse problems of modelling and analysis of complex structures and frequently determining the structural health of existing infrastructure through monitoring and analytic studies.