Short CV/Education and training

  • 1996
    Abitur, Stuttgart, Germany

  • 2001
    Diploma with distinction in Civil Engineering, ETH Zürich, Switzerland

  • 2001 – 2003
    Ove Arup & Partners, Advanced Technology and Research Group, London, UK

  • 2007
    PhD in Earthquake Engineering, University of Pavia, Italy

  • 2008 – 2010
    Post-doctoral researcher, ETH Zürich, Switzerland

  • Since 2010
    Assistant Professor and Head of the Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics Laboratory, EPFL, Switzerland

Selected publications

  • P. Mergos and K. Beyer. Loading protocols for European regions of low to moderate seismicity, Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering, 2014.

  • S. Petry and K. Beyer. Influence of boundary conditions and size effect on the drift capacity of URM walls, Engineering Structures65:76-88, 2014.

  • K. Beyer, S. Simonini, R. Constantin and A. Rutenberg. Seismic shear distribution among interconnected cantilever walls of different lengths, Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, 2014.

  • S. Sritharan, K. Beyer, R. Henry, Y. H. Chai and M. Kowalsky et al. Understanding poor seismic performance of concrete walls and design implications, Earthquake Spectra, 2014.

  • K. Beyer and S. Mangalathu. Numerical study on the force-deformation behaviour of masonry spandrels with arches, Journal of Earthquake Engineering 18(2):169-186, 2014.



Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Deformation capacity of unreinforced masonry walls

  • Seismic behaviour of reinforced concrete core walls

  • Loading protocols for countries of low-moderate seismicity

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Reviewer for several funding agencies (Swiss National Science Foundation, Canada Foundation for Innovation, Research Foundation – Flanders).

  • Head of the organizing committee of the 14th D-A-CH conference on earthquake engineering and structural dynamics, Zurich, 2015.

  • Member of technical and scientific committees of several international conferences in the field of earthquake engineering.

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