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CEISCE: Interuniversity Centre for Studies of Structures under Extreme Loads


CEISCE

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CEISCE: Interuniversity Centre for Studies of Structures under Extreme Loads

When facing disaster, natural or otherwise, the safety of the population must be ensured and essential services, in particular drinking water, electricity, health facilities, emergency services, etc., need to be maintained…

CEISCE‘s mission (Centre d’études interuniversitaires des structures sous charges extrêmes) is to evaluate critical structures, develop economic rehabilitation techniques and create new design and construction methods able to withstand extreme loads. Generally, CEISCE studies structural dynamics under major load variations that can cause disasters, loss of life or significant economic losses. Its research areas and sub-areas are presented in the following figure.

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Two ÉTS professors are part of this group: Marie-Josée Nollet and Rola Assi, from the Construction Engineering Department.

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To Become a Member of CEISCE

Researchers who wish to join CEISCE should submit their application to the Director, Dr. Patrick Paultre, who evaluates each candidate’s research record. Then, the other group members will vote for or against the application at their annual meetings.

Students who wish to become CEISCE members must be supervised or co-supervised by a member researcher. However, CEISCE conferences, dissemination and knowledge transfer activities are open to the entire scientific community.