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University of Structural Engineering & Architecture
(VSU) "Lyuben Karavelov" - Sofia

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Radan Ivanov Ivanov

Personal information:

Academic position

Associate Professor

Academic degree



VSU "L. Karavelov", 175 Suhodolska St., 1373 Sofia; Bulgaria


 (+359 2) 80 29 110



1998 – 2001

Kobe University, Japan

Academic field

Civil and Earthquake Engineering



1995 - 1996

University of Warwick, England

Academic field

Structural Engineering


M.Sc. (by research)

1989 – 1994

UACEG - Sofia

Academic field

Industrial and civil construction – structural design



Work experience

2006 - …….

Associate Professor;

Department of Mechanics, VSU

2004 - 2005

Assistant Professor (part-time);

Department of Mechanics, VSU

2004 - 2006

Research Associate;

Central Laboratory of Seismic Mechanics and Earthquake Engineering to the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

2002 – 2004

Assistant Professor;

Kobe University, Japan

1994 – 1995

Structural Engineer

Energoproekt Plc., Bulgaria

Research interests

Numerical methods in Structural Mechanics, Earthquake Engineering, Collapse analysis of structures

Professional memberships

Institution of Structural Engineers – UK ( IStructE )


Strength of Materials

Structural Mechanics


57 publications

Scholarships and Awards

JSPS postdoctoral scholarship in earthquake engineering

Kobe University, Japan

09.2005 – 08.2007


Postdoctoral scholarship in lifeline earthquake engineering

Kobe University, Japan

04.2001 – 03.2002


Non-degree studentship in structural and earthquake engineering

Kobe University, Japan;

10.1996 – 03.1998


Open-Society Chevening Scholarship for study in the UK

10.1995 – 09.1996



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