Welcome to the website of the Society for Earthquake and Civil Engineering Dynamics (SECED). SECED was founded in 1969 to promote the study and practice of earthquake engineering and structural dynamics, including blast, impact, and other vibration problems. SECED is also concerned with the study of societal and economic ramifications of major earthquakes.


SECED YMSC Notification of Elections 2021

More than 3 nominations have been received for the SECED Young Members Subcommittee vacancies, therefore an election will be held. The election will be conducted through Choice Voting. Eligible voters will receive an email from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. which will contain a link to the online ballot form. Voting will close on 23:59, Tuesday 26 October.

 The full list of nominations is shown below. The nominees' short bios can be found here.

  • Andrea Franchini (UCL)
  • Julia Katharina Moeller (Imperial College London)
  • Iro Mytareli (Meinhardt UK)
  • Allen Ojema (Atkins)
  • Emily Pepper (Arup)
  • Ahsana Parammal Vatteri (UCL)
  • Evangelos Yfantidis (Atkins)

This election will be held online. Access to the internet and a working email address are prerequisites for participation in the election. The eligible voters are those members of the Society that qualify as Young Members at the time of the election. All eligible voters will receive a link to the online ballot form via email. Please note that SECED individual members are responsible for keeping their email addresses up-to-date, and SECED corporate members are responsible for keeping the list of nominated representatives up-to-date, including their email addresses. Please refer to the FAQs for guidance on keeping your email address up-to-date. SECED cannot accept any responsibility in the event that the email address of an eligible voter is not up-to-date or not working during the election process.


SECED is the British branch of both the International Association and the European Association for Earthquake Engineering. SECED is an Associated Society of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) and is sponsored by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE) and The Geological Society.

How to connect

 SECED is on Facebook as a Closed Group. Please use this link if you wish to join; then request to join the group.

 SECED is on Twitter as @SECED_UK.

 LinkedIn has a SECED group. Please use this link if you wish to join. 

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