Welcome to CEE

Anibal Tafur is a PhD student working under the supervision of Prof. Jamie Padgett at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Rice University. He obtained his BSc degree in Civil Engineering at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru in 2011. In 2016 he obtained his MSc degree in Structural Engineering at the University of Manchester, UK, sponsored by the Peruvian Ministry of Education with the prestigious "President of the Nation" Scholarship. His MSc dissertation was highly appraised, being awarded with the best score of the class and nominated for the "Faculty's Distinguished Achievement Award – PGT Student of the Year 2016". His current research focuses on the development of probabilistic methods for risk assessment of infrastructure, specifically resilience modelling of transportation infrastructure subjected to natural hazards, working closely with the NIST Center for Risk-Based Community Resilience Planning.

Published Work

Tafur, A., & Swailes, T. (2017). Effectiveness of Rubber Isolators for the Seismic Retrofitting of a Peruvian Highway Concrete Bridge. Proceedings of the Structural Engineers World Congress (SEWC) 2017.


"President of the Nation" Scholarship, Peruvian Ministry of Education (2015).

Research Areas

Resilience modelling of transportation infrastructure


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