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Mr Carlos Molina Hutt
Chadwick Building Room 215
Gower Street
London
WC1E 6BT
Tel: 02076797690
Appointment
  • UCL Senior Teaching Fellow
  • Dept of Civil, Environ &Geomatic Eng
  • Faculty of Engineering Science
Biography

Carlos Molina Hutt joined UCL in 2012. He is a Teaching Fellow in Structural and Earthquake Engineering in the Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering Department. Prior to taking this position Carlos was a Structural Engineer at Arup in their New York City office, where he worked on the design of high rise buildings in areas of high seismicity. Carlos is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of California.


Carlos obtained his master’s degree from Stanford University, where he first gained interest Earthquake Engineering. Since joining Arup, his interest in seismic engineering led him to enrol in an Engineering Doctorate degree at UCL through Arup University and co-supervised by Gregory Deierlein from Stanford Univeristy and Michael Willford, Global Director of Arup's Advanced Technology and Research Group. Carlos has recently relocated to UCL to continue his research work within the Earthquake and People and Interaction Centre (EPICentre). 

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Research Summary

Many existing tall buildings were designed following historic prescriptive code guidelines, which are now believed to be inadequate for tall buildings. Carlos' research aims to assess these buildings through dynamic non-linear response time history analysis in LS-DYNA and evaluate retrofit techniques to enhance seismic performance to be in conformance with present Performance Based Seismic Design (PBSD) guidelines. Sensitivity of results to parameters such as the hazard estimation, effect of pulse-like ground motions, long duration ground motions, soil-structure interaction effects and ground motion directionality effects are topics that will be explored within this work.


A full description of his research project can be found at www.epicentreonline.com .

Teaching Summary

Current Teaching: 

  • Seismic Design of Structures
  • Coursework Component of Structures I 
  • Coursework Component of Structures II  
  • Constructionarium
  • Coursework Component of Structural Dynamics
  • Coursework Component of FEM
  • MSc Project Supervision

Academic Background
2009 MSc Master of Science – Structural Engineering Stanford University
2007 BSc Hons Bachelor of Science – Civil Engineering Villanova University
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