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Rodrigo Tapia Corvalán

    Ph.D. Student

    Office: 545 Davis Hall

    Email: rodrigo.tapia ‘at’ berkeley ‘dot’ edu

    Rodrigo Tapia Corvalán earned a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from the University of Santiago, Chile. During his Master’s research, he studied the response of metal connections in mass timber buildings subjected to seismic loads. Currently, as a Ph.D. student at the University of California, Berkeley, he is researching the use of Fiber Optic Sensing to improve the safety and resilience of structural systems.

    Research interests:

    • Earthquake engineering and structural dynamics
    • Computational modeling
    • Structural health monitoring