University of Auckland Centre for Earthquake Engineering Research

Current research

Current research areas undertaken by our academics.

  • Liquefaction

    Liquefaction results in ground settlements and lateral spreading, causing extensive damage to residential houses, buried pipelines, and other infrastructure.

  • Assessment of structures

    Developing strategies, tools and technologies for a quick post-earthquake assessment of structural damage.

  • Infrastructure

    Liquefaction and associated ground deformations are major geotechnical hazards to civil engineering infrastructure. The objective is to develop earthquake-resistant underground pipe system.

  • Tsunami

    This project focuses on the resilience of structures to tsunami in New Zealand.