The Transnational Access Selection and Evaluation Panel (TA-SEP) is in charge of reviewing the TA applications and selecting the projects to be funded and the hosting facilities. The TA-SEP is composed by:

  • Alberto Pavese (TA coordinator and chair of TA-SEP)
  • Eduardo Cansado Carvalho
  • Alberto Michelini
  • Peter Fajfar
  • Alain Pecker

Prof. Alberto Pavese

Laurea cum laude in Civil Engineering, University of Pavia.
PhD in Structural Engineering, Polytechnic of Milan/University of Pavia.

Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture, University of Pavia.
Head of TREESLab at the Foundation Eucentre of Pavia.

Since 1989 Alberto Pavese performs his experimental and numerical research in the fields of the seismic response assessment of r.c. structures, isolation systems and experimental methods applied to seismic engineering. Head of the team in charge of the design and implementation of the experimental facilities at TREESLab, the experimental Laboratories at the Foundation EUCENTRE, which includes the largest European shake table and one of the biggest dynamic simulator for 3D test on antiseismic devices. He is author of more 110 scientific papers. His main scientific interests are focused on the cyclic behaviour of existing r.c. structures, reparation of damaged structures with fibre reinforced materials and construction techniques based on the use of lightly reinforced panels. In the isolation field his interests are focused on antiseismic devices characterization and the implementation of design techniques for isolated structures. Other interests are related to the implementation of innovative experimental techniques for structural and seismic engineering. He has been coordinator of several national and international research projects.

- Member of the Board of Directors of National Consortium RELUIS “Network of Italian University Laboratories in Seismic Engineering”.
- Head of the experimental laboratory of Materials and Structures at the University of Pavia;
- Head of the research area Experimental Methods and Seismic Isolation at the EUCENTRE Foundation;
- Member of the Scientific Committee of the ROSE School Pavia;
- Member of ACI – American Concrete Institute, Italian Chapter;
- Member of the subcommission for the revision on the Italian Structural Code (Norme Tecniche per le Costruzioni, NTC 2008);
- Member of the Working Group at the Consiglio Superiore dei Lavori Pubblici (Ministry of Infrastructures) for the preparation of the guidelines for the design of structures based on lightly reinforced extended walls;
- Vice President of the subcommission CEN/TC 250/SC 8 Eurocode 8: Earthquake resistance design of structures;
- Head of the operative module ASA-EUCENTRE on support of National and European Civil Protection Agencies for the rapid assessment structures in post-earthquake emergencies;
- Responsible of the courses of “Reinforced Structures” e “Seismic Design of Structures” at the University of Pavia.

Prof. Eduardo Cansado Carvalho

Laurea in Civil Engineering, Istituto Superior Técnico.
Laurea as Researcher-Coordinator of the National Laboratory of Civil Engineering.

Chairman of the General Assembly of the Portuguese Structural Concrete Group and of the Portuguese Society of Seismic Engineering and member of the Academy of Engineering and of the Assembly of Representatives of the Order of Engineers.

Eduardo Cansado Carvalho developed much of his professional work as a researcher at the LNEC in the field of Seismic Engineering and Concrete Structures. He was the Head of Structural Analysis and Applied Dynamics departement and of the LNEC Seismic Engineering Studies and Equipment Center. He has been a member of the Administrative Council of the "Euro-International Structural Concrete Committee" and is currently a member of the Technical Council of the International Federation of Structural Concrete. He is the author of about one hundred publications and numerous conferences and dissemination courses in Portugal and abroad. He received the Manuel Rocha Research Award in 1982.

President of CEN / TC250 / SC8 and responsible for Eurocode 8, whose production has contributed significantly over the past 15 years. At the same time he has developed and continues to develop design and consulting activities in the field of Structural Engineering.

Prof. Alberto Michelini

PhD in Geophysics at the University of California at Berkeley in 1991.

Head of research at the National Institute of Geophysics and Vulcanology in Rome (Italy).

Alberto Michelini was Director of the Department “Centro di ricerche sismologiche” of INOGS and of the NE-Italy seismic network from 2000 to 2003. From 2003 to 2007 he was Head of the SISMOS Group (Conservation and Analysis of Historical Seismological Records) of INGV. President of Orfeus ExeCom since 2008, he participated and represented INGV in several EC projects (NERIES (2006-2010), NERA (2010-2014), VERCE (2011-2015), EUDAT (2011-2014)). He is author and co-author of about 50 articles for international journals.

- Earthquake seismology;
- Direct and inverse methods;
- Real-time analysis;
- Tsunami warning;
- Historical earthquakes.

Prof. Peter Fajfar

Laurea in Engineering in 1966, University of Ljubljana.
M.Sc. in 1972.
Ph.D in 1974.

Professor of Structural and Earthquake Engineering at the Faculty of Civil and Geodetic Engineering, University of Ljubljana. Member of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, of the Academy of Engineering of Slovenia, and of the European Academy of Sciences (Belgium).

After working a year at a construction site, Peter Fajfar has been employed at the Faculty of Civil and Geodetic Engineering, University of Ljubljana, from 1968. He was visiting researcher at the universities in Bochum, Germany (1972/73), UC Berkeley, USA (1980) and Tokushima, Japan (1993), and Visiting Professor at Technion, Haifa, Israel (1989), McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada (1994), Stanford University, USA (1995), University of Bristol, UK (2006), and Canterbury University, Christchurch, New Zealand (2009). He was Dean (1985-87), President of the Yugoslav Association of Earthquake Engineering (1984-88), and founding President of the Slovenian Association of Earthquake Engineering (1988-90). He was a member of the Executive Committees of the European Association of Earthquake Engineering (2002-2010), where he is now an Honorary Member, and of the International Association of Earthquake Engineering (2004-2012). He was an Editor of the international journal Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics (Wiley) (2003-2015), and a member of editorial boards of several other international journals.

The main research interest of P. Fajfar is analysis and design of structures for earthquake loads. He is author of three books (in Slovenian) and co-author of two books (in English and Serbian). With H.Krawinkler he organized three international workshops in Bled, Slovenia, and is co-editor of proceedings published by Elsevier (1992), Balkema (1997), and PEER Center (2004). He is author or co-author of more than 250 scientific papers published in journals and conference proceedings. As designer, consultant or reviewer, he has participated in more than 100 design projects, which have mainly dealt with static and dynamic analysis of buildings and civil engineering structures, and the determination of seismic design parameters.

Prof. Alain Pecker

Laurea in Civil Engineering, Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées (France) in 1972.
M.Sc degree from the University of California, at Berkeley in 1973.

President of AP Consultant, Professor at Ecole Nationale des Ponts, Chaussées, FRANCE.

Until 2015 Alain Pecker was Chairman and Managing Director of Géodynamique et Structure, a French engineering consulting firm in Earthquake Engineering that he founded 35 years ago; upon retiring he became independent consultant.

He is Past President of the French Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Honorary President of the French Association on Earthquake Engineering and member of the executive committee of the European Association for Earthquake Engineering. He is a member of the drafting panel of Eurocode 8 and President of the French Committee for seismic codes. He is also Professor at Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées and at the European School for Advanced Studies in Reduction of Seismic Risk (Pavia, Italy).

Autored more than 150 technical papers, been invited as keynote speaker in conferences and received several awards for his work, most notably twice from the French National Academy of Sciences. He has been elected Member of the French National Academy of Technologies in 2000. He is also author of one book on Soil Dynamics and co-author of two books on earthquake engineering.

His professional interest lies in soil dynamics, liquefaction, wave propagation, soil structure interaction and foundation engineering. He has been consultant to major worldwide civil engineering projects in seismic areas, most notably the Vasco de Gama bridge in Lisbon, the Rion Antirion bridge in Greece, the Athens metro, the Second Severn bridge in UK, the Chiloe bridge in Chile, the Atlantic bridge in Panama and several nuclear power plants in France, South Africa and Iran.