Prof. Katrin BEYER

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Katrin Beyer is Assistant Professor at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland and head of the Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics Laboratory at EPFL ( After her undergraduate studies at the Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETHZ), she worked for two years for the consulting firm ARUP in London, UK, on projects related to structural dynamics, impact and seismic analysis. She received her PhD from the Rose School, Pavia, Italy. Her research interests include large-scale structural tests, the seismic design of non-rectangular reinforced concrete walls subjected to bidirectional loading, and the seismic assessment of unreinforced masonry structures.


  • M. Fox, T. Sullivan and K. Beyer. Capacity Design of Coupled RC Walls, in Journal of Earthquake Engineering, 2014.
  • P. Mergos and K. Beyer. Loading protocols for European regions of low to moderate seismicity, in Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering, 2014.
  • S. Petry and K. Beyer. Influence of boundary conditions and size effect on the drift capacity of URM walls, accepted in Engineering Structures, vol. 65, num. C, p. 76-88, 2014.
  • K. Beyer, S. Simonini, R. Constantin and A. Rutenberg. Seismic shear distribution among interconnected cantilever walls of different lengths, in Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, 2014.
  • S. Sritharan, K. Beyer, R. Henry, Y. H. Chai and M. Kowalsky et al. Understanding poor seismic performance of concrete walls and design implications, in Earthquake Spectra, 2014.