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Student Profile: Sonny Vercoe

Student Profile: Sonny Vercoe Sonny Vercoe

Seismic Assessment & Design of Māori Buildings My name is Sonny Vercoe and I’m from Te Arawa, Tūwharetoa, Te Ati Haunui-ā-Pāpārangi, Ngāti Kahungunu and Ngāi Tahu. I grew up in Rotorua and attended Te Kōhanga Reo ki Ōhau, Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Te Koutu, and Te Wharekura o Kaitao Rotohokahoka. I completed a BE(Hons) […]

Student Profile: Haukapuanui Vercoe

Student Profile: Haukapuanui Vercoe Haukapuanui & Te Atakarauria

Natural Hazard Recognition & Vulnerability of Marae Infrastructure Tēnā tātou katoa. He uri whakaheke ahau nō ngā iwi o Te Arawa, Tūwharetoa, Te Āti Haunui-ā-Pāpārangi, Ngāti Pāhauwera, Ngāti Raukawa me Ngāi Tahu. All of my schooling was taught in Te Reo Māori at Te Kōhanga Reo ki Ōhau in Ōkere Falls and Te Kura Kaupapa […]

Student Profile: Alex Kirby

Student Profile: Alex Kirby Alex Kirby

Machine Learning for Regional Assessment I’m Alex, a doctorate student at the University of Auckland. In my undergraduate degree I studied civil and environment engineering at the University of Auckland, with a focus on structural and earthquake engineering. Outside of my studies I enjoy playing football/tennis and going bouldering. My Project My PhD project is […]

Student Profile: Emmy Scott

Student Profile: Emmy Scott Emmy Scott standing in front of a volcano.

Appropriate complexity of volcanic hazard models I am from Christchurch, New Zealand. After experiencing the Christchurch earthquakes growing up, I found a passion in earth science and disaster risk. I went on to study a BSc in Geology and Geography at the University of Canterbury (UC), then onto a MSc in Disaster Risk and Resilience, […]

Student Profile: Mehdi Bashiri

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Post-Earthquake Decision Criteria for Steel Buildings I am from Tehran, Iran. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran, and my Master’s degree in structural and earthquake engineering from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran. I enjoy teaching. Transferring my knowledge and seeing students grow, brings me joy. That is […]

Student Profile: Julián Rincón Gil

Student Profile: Julián Rincón Gil 23 outdoors julian rincon crop

Seismic Response of Reinforced Concrete Columns with Active Confinement I was born and bred in Cali, Colombia. Cali is located on the Cauca river valley, approximately 100 km east from the Colombian Pacific coast. Growing up in the Ring of Fire region, I became passionate about earthquakes. After completing my Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering […]

Student Profile: Kristian Azul

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Integration of Geospatial and Focused Liquefaction Tools for Regional Assessments Hi guys! Kamusta? I am from Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines. I did my Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Civil Engineering at the University of the Philippines Diliman. Coming from a poor family, it is not surprising that one of my motivations in choosing my […]

Student Profile: Miloud Lacheheb

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The impact of tropical cyclones on near-shore fisheries I was born in Guemar and raised in Ouargla, Algeria. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Algeria in 2008. Then, I moved to Malaysia and obtained my Master’s degree in Economics from University Putra Malaysia in 2014. Given the increasing prominence of big data […]

Student Profile: Jay Kuethe

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The role and origin of Tuhua’s unusual magmatic chemistry Following a rather bimodal career path (studying the fields of Geology, but working professionally in the field of Ecology), I focused much of my academic endeavours on studying the dynamics behind landscape evolution, geomorphology, and the stability of landscapes. I have developed many new ways of […]

Student Profile: Dwayne Pahi O’Carroll

Student Profile: Dwayne Pahi O’Carroll dwayne1 dwayne prefers

Origins, Evolution and Transformation of Taranaki Whakairo Ko Taranaki te maunga Ko Aōtea me Tokomaru ngā waka Ko Waingōngōrō me Waitara ngā awa Ko Ngāruahine Rangi, Ngāti Ruanui me Te Ati Awa ngā iwi Ko Kanihi-Umutahi me Otaraua ngā hapū matua Tena Tātou Katoa My name is Pahi O’Carroll and I was born and raised […]

Student Profile: Tate Kimpton

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Infrastructure Component Fragility and Vulnerability for Tsunami Wave Impacts and Currents I was raised on the North Shore of Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland and earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Auckland. Outside of university I pursue multiple hobbies, many of which revolve around the water and waves. Surfing, sailing […]

Student Profile: Fahad Al Riyami

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Incorporating Wider Infrastructure Disruption in Flooding Resilience Investments I’m originally from the Sultanate of Oman, a country that has its fair share of exposure to natural hazards, especially hazards related to climate change. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Auckland. My passion for research in civil and […]

Student Profile: Mitchell Anderson

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Enhancing local climate risk assessments Kia ora! Hailing from Dunedin I spent years watching the St Clair – St Kilda coastline retreat, causing sink holes to appear along the Esplanade and occasional flooding that would displace residents throughout the South Dunedin area. From here I moved to Christchurch to complete four years of Civil Engineering […]

Student Profile: Hugh Mace

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Vulnerability of Power Systems Exposed to Volcanic Hazards I am from Tokoroa, New Zealand, and after attending Strathmore Primary, Tainui Intermediate and Tokoroa High School, I studied Electrical Engineering specialising in power systems at the University of Canterbury, where I once again find myself over 15 years later. After university I worked for Transpower for […]

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