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Dr. Clotaire Michel

Dr. Clotaire Michel

Dr. Clotaire Michel

ZHAW School of Engineering
Forschungsschwerpunkt Technology Assessment
Technoparkstrasse 2
8400 Winterthur

+41 (0) 58 934 70 92

Personal profile

Position at the ZHAW

Lecturer risk assessment and risk management:
Lecturer module Risk Management RM (Bachelor)
Coordinator MSE (Master) module CM QRM (Quality and Risk Management)
Responsible CAS "Risk assessment" (CAS RAA)

Expertise and research interests

Risk assessment, seismic hazard, earthquake engineering, structural dynamics, seismology

Educational background

2018: CAS Earthquake Engineering, HSLU, Switzerland
2017: Habilitation à diriger les recherches, Université Grenoble Alpes, France
2007: PhD Earth Sciences, Université Grenoble Alpes, France
2004: Master Earth Sciences, Université Grenoble Alpes, France
2004: Dipl. Ingénieur Civil des Mines, Nancy, France

Professional milestones

since 2021: Lecturer ZHAW, in charge of CAS Risiko Assessment und Risikoanalytik
since 2017: Project manager, Risk&Safety AG, Aarau
2009-2018: Senior Researcher, Swiss Seismological Service, ETH Zurich
2008-2009: Researcher, Civil Engineering Institute, EPFL, Lausanne

Membership of networks


Other publications

Publications before appointment at the ZHAW

40 Publikationen in peer-reviewed internationalen Zeitschriften, siehe

Auswahl zum Thema Risiko und Resilienz:

Hannewald P., Michel C., Lestuzzi P., Crowley H, Pinguet J., Fäh D. “Development and validation of simplified mechanics-based capacity curves for scenario-based risk assessment of school buildings in Basel“, Engineering Structures, 209, 2020.

Michel C., Duvernay B., Kölz E., Jamali N., Lestuzzi P. “A Framework to Evaluate the Benefit of Seismic Upgrading“, Earthquake Spectra, 35(2), 1045-1051, May 2019.

Michel C., Crowley H, Hannewald P., Lestuzzi P., Fäh D. “Deriving fragility functions from bilinearized capacity curves for earthquake scenario modelling using the conditional spectrum“, Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering, 16(10), 4639-4660, 2018.

Michel C., Hannewald P., Lestuzzi P., Fäh D., Husen S. “Probabilistic mechanics-based loss scenarios for school buildings in Basel (Switzerland)“, Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering, 15(4), 1471-1496, 2017.

Goulet J.-A., Michel C., Der Kiureghian A., “Data-driven post-earthquake rapid structural safety assessment”, Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, Special Issue: Earthquake Engineering Applications of Structural Health Monitoring, 44(4), 549-562, April 2015.

Michel C., Guéguen P., Causse M. “Seismic vulnerability assessment to slight damage based on experimental modal parameters”, Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, 41(1), 81-98, January 2012.

Guéguen P., Michel C., LeCorre L. “A simplified approach for vulnerability assessment in moderate-to-low seismic hazard regions: application to Grenoble (France)”, Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering, 5(3), 467-490, August 2007.