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.


The 17th Mallet-Milne Lecture

The 17th Mallet-Milne Lecture took place in the Thomas Telford Theatre in the ICE's Headquarters, London, on 8th June 2022. The manuscript accompanying the lecture has been published in the Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering and is freely available through open access. The manuscript, which describes the state-of-the-art for the application of seismic hazard analysis in major, energy-related infrastructure projects in a methodical and insightful manner, will be a valuable resource for seismologists and earthquake engineers for years to come. A limited number of printed copies of the manuscript remain available for purchase for UK residents only (at £15 per copy plus postage). If you would like to purchase one or more copies, please email your full name, postal address and number of copies required to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You will then be provided with SECED’s bank details and instructions of how to make payment. The manuscript(s) will be posted to you within a few weeks.


SECED is launching a fund to offer financial support to individuals or teams whose academic studies, research, career, or volunteer work aligns with the aims of the Society. The scheme is intended to cover cases for which obtaining funding through other sources/bodies is challenging for applicants.

The application deadline is 30 July 2022. Find out more by visiting the SECED Fund webpage.


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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