Radu VĂCĂREANU
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EDUCATION

Ph.D., Civil Engineering  1999
Technical University of Civil Engineering, Bucharest
Thesis: Analysis of the risk of exceedance of ductility supplies in the earthquake performance of reinforced concrete frame structures

M.S. & B.A.Sc., Civil Engineering, Buildings Option1991
Faculty of Civil Engineering of Iasi


RESEARCH INTERESTS

Seismic hazard and seismic vulnerability/fragility of existing buildings
Structural reliability and risk analysis
Application of stochastic processes in earthquake&wind engineering
Seismic evaluation and seismic retrofitting


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Professor at the Technical University of Civil Engineering of Bucharest           2008-present

Training in Earthquake Engineering at Buildings Research Institute, Tsukuba, Japan2005

Director of the National Center for Seismic Risk Reduction2002 -2008

Training in Earthquake Engineering at Buildings Research Institute, Tsukuba, Japan2002

Assoc. Professor at the Technical University of Civil Engineering of Bucharest    2001- 2008

International Advanced School on Wind Excited and Aeroelastic Vibrations of Structures, University of Genova2000

Post-doctoral studies in Structural Reliability, Department of Engineering Mechanics, University of Innsbruck 1999

Consultant on infrastructure issues for World Bank1997 - 1999

Lecturer at the Technical University of Civil Engineering of Bucharest1997 - 2001

Assistant Professor at Technical University of Civil Engineering of Bucharest1992 - 1997

Researcher at Building Research Institute of Bucharest (INCERC)       April 1992 - Oct. 1992

Project Engineer at the American School retrofitting site in Bucharest 1991 - 1992
FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS

General Association of Engineers of Romania Award for the book “Constructii amplasate in zone cu miscari seismice puternice” by Aldea, A., Arion, C., Ciutina, A., Cornea, T., Dinu, F., Fulop, L., Grecea, D., Stratan, A., Vacareanu, R. - coordinated by: Dubina, D., Lungu, D. 2003., Editura Orizonturi Universitare, Timisoara2004


UNIVERSITY TEACHING

Structural Reliability and Risk Analysis
The course provides an insight into the concepts, methods and procedures of structural reliability and risk analysis considering the presence of random uncertainties. The course is envisaged as to provide the background knowledge for the understanding and implementation of the Eurocodes and of the new generation of Romanian structural codes (calibration of earthquake, wind and snow loads; calibration of material strengths; calibration of partial safety coefficients).

Advanced Structural Analysis
The course provides the basic information for performance-based seismic design as well as for the seismic evaluation of existing buildings. The course is envisaged as to provide the background knowledge for the understanding and implementation of the Eurocodes and of the Romanian new generation of earthquake-resistant and of seismic evaluation design codes.


PUBLIC AND PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

Chief Editor of “Technical University of Civil Engineering Bucharest - Scientific Bulletin - Series: Mathematical Modelling in Civil Engineering” Journal

Vice-president of Technical Committee CTS4 - Seismic Risk, Loads and Structural Reliability organized by Ministry of Development, Public Works and Housing

Member of Technical Commission for Seismic Risk Reduction organized by Ministry of Development, Public Works and Housing

Technical expert in the field of structural strength and stability

Member of Romanian Association of Earthquake Engineering and Romanian Association of Civil Engineers

Co-chair of “International Symposium on Seismic Risk Reduction, ISSRR2007”, Bucharest, 2007

Member of Scientific Committee of “International Symposium on Strong Vrancea Earthquakes and Risk Mitigation”, Bucharest, 2007


UNIVERSITY SERVICE

Scientific Secretary of Faculty of Buildings, Technical University of Civil Engineering Bucharest2000-2008

Vice-Dean of Faculty of Buildings, Technical University of Civil Engineering Bucharest           2008-present

Member of Faculty Council, Faculty of Buildings, Technical University of Civil Engineering Bucharest           2000-present
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