Keynote: Risk assessment of a moderate seismicity region
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering, NTU, Singapore
Dr. Pan Tso-Chien is a Professor of School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering, NTU, Singapore. He received both his Doctor of Engineering and Master of Engineering degrees from University of California, Berkeley in 1983 and 1978, respectively. He worked on analysis and design of nuclear power facilities, fuel reprocessing and spent-fuel repository against earthquake loading and other dynamic loadings. In 1985, Dr. Pan joined NTU’s School of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE). He was appointed Dean/Chair of CEE (2005), and later as Dean of College of Engineering (2006-2011). Prof. Pan was appointed Founding Director (1998-2011) of Protective Technology Research Centre to formulate inter-school R&D for defence applications. He is currently Founding Executive Director to spearhead NTU’s Institute of Catastrophe Risk Management which investigates the effects of natural and man-made disasters on the society. Prof. Pan’s research deals with the dynamic phenomena in Earthquake Engineering and Protective Technology. He was elected in 2012 as Fellow of Academy of Engineering, Singapore.