Professor, Department of Civil Engineering,
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Prof. Carlos Ventura is currently the Director of the Earthquake Engineering Research Facility at UBC, a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering and Fellow of Engineers Canada, also a member of several national and international professional societies, advisory committees and several building and bridge code committees. He is the author of more than 500 papers and reports on earthquake engineering, structural dynamics and modal testing and has more than 35 years of experience as a structural engineer. In addition to his academic activities, Prof. Ventura is a recognized international consultant on structural vibrations and safety of large Civil Engineering structures. His consulting practice includes projects with companies and government institutions in North America, South America, Asia and Europe.