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Carlos E. Ventura, PhD, P.Eng., PE | Director of Structural Dynamics

Dr. Carlos E. Ventura is a Structural Engineer and researcher from Guatemala with particular interest in earthquake engineering, structural dynamics, instrumentation, and structural testing. Dr. Ventura is Director of the Earthquake Engineering Research Facility and Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of British Columbia. He is a registered professional engineer in British Columbia, California and Guatemala. Dr. Ventura has over 20 years of experience in structural engineering and has written more than 200 published papers on structural dynamics and earthquake engineering.



Recent Notable Publications

  • Earthquake Spectra, February 2007: "In-Plane Shake Table Testing of GRFP Strengthened Unreinforced Concrete Masonry Walls"
        Martin Turek, Carlos Ventura, and Steven Kuan
  • Earthquake Spectra, November 2006: "Determination of Dynamic Characteristics of Woodframe Residential Construction"
        Mehdi H. K. Kharrazi and Carlos Ventura
  • Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, April 2005: "Regional Seismic Risk in British Columbia - Classification of Buildings"
        Carlos Ventura, W.D. Liam Finn, Tuna Onur, Ardel Blanquera, and Mahmoud Rezai
  • Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, April 2005: "Regional Seismic Risk in British Columbia - Damage and Loss Distribution in Victoria and Vancouver"
        Tuna Onur, Carlos Ventura, and W.D. Liam Finn
  • Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, April 2004: "Ground Motion Sensitivity of a Vancouver Style High-Rise"
        Timothy White and Carlos Ventura
  • ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering, February 2005: "Seismic Interaction between Flexible Conductors and Electrical Substation Equipment"
        Houman Ghalibafian, Carlos Ventura, and Gouri S. Bhuyan