Marco Baiguera

Lecturer in Structural Engineering at the University of Southampton

I am a Lecturer in Structural Engineering at the University of Southampton. Before joining Southampton in February 2021, I was a Research Fellow at UCL EPICentre. The main focus of my research is the development of new engineering tools for estimating the impact of natural hazards on the built environment. My work aims to generate methods and solutions for the design of buildings that are resilient to natural hazards, including earthquakes, tsunami and storm surges. A particular emphasis is dedicated to critical structures in developed and developing countries, e.g. analytical tools for design of buildings to tsunami loading and tsunami risk assessment of education & healthcare facilities through field survey activities.

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British Council Climate Challenge Grant

30 July 2021

Together with with Dr Richard Boothroyd (University of Glasgow) and Dewi Nurhasanah (Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia), I received a prestigious grant to work on an interdisciplinary climate action research project. The project is titled “Multi-hazard Assessment of Mangroves for Resilience of Coastal Communities in Indonesia (MANGRO-ID)”. This is the outcome of my participation at the Indonesia-UK Workshop on reduction of climate change impact on flood risk in urban areas, organised by University of Greenwich and Universitas Indonesia, and funded by the British Council in the run up to COP26. The project will start in October 2021.