Nicholas Ambraseys#


Nicholas Ambraseys
Sadly, this member passed away.
Email:n.ambraseys 'at' imperial.ac.uk
Membership Number:1761
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM
Section:PHYSICS & ENGINEERING SCIENCES
Username:nambraseys
Elected:1997


Nicholas Ambraseys passed away December 28, 2012.

Positions Held
  • Emeritus professor of Engineering Seismology and Senior Research Fellow at Imperial College London

Fields of Scholarship
  • Historical Seismicity
  • Calculation of seismic displacements of dams
  • Earthquake hazard assessment
  • Earthquake resistant design of geotechnical structures (dams and foundations) and strong-motion seismology

Honours and Awards
  • 1975 Busk Medal for Scientific Discovery from the Royal Geographical Society
  • 1975 Mercenary Award of the European Association of Earthquake Engineering
  • 1985 Fellowship of the Royal Academy of Engineering
  • 1986 Honorary Fellowship of the Society of Earthquake Engineering & Structural Dynamics
  • 1992 Honorary Fellowship of the International Association of Earthquake Engineering
  • 1993 Honoris Causa from University of Athens
  • 1997 Member of Academia Europaea
  • 1998 Award of the Freedom of the City of Skopje
  • 2004 44th Rankine Lecture
  • 2006 Harry Fielding Reid Medal of the Seismological Society of America
  • Fellowship of the Institution of Civil Engineers
  • Fellowship of the Geological Society and Fellowship of the Royal Geographical Society
  • Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering
  • Fellow of the Academy of Athens


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