Simona Esposito received a PhD in Seismic Risk from University of Naples Federico II in 2012. She worked in international research projects (FP7-SYNERG, FP7-REAKT) and collaborated to the work of the ICHESE Committee investigating induced seismicity in Emilia Romagna (Italy). She has also worked as Visiting Researcher at University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand and as Senior Research Engineer at the research enterprise AMRA in Naples (Italy). She is an expert in probabilistic seismic risk analysis of spatially distributed infrastructure systems, regional hazard and spatial correlation of ground motion. Other topics of interest are: seismic risk induced by anthropological activities and real time probabilistic seismic hazard.
She is currently Postdoctoral Scientific Assistant II at ETH Zurich where her main task it to develop a probabilistic methodology for conducting stress tests on non nuclear critical infrastructures within EU FP7 STREST project.
Simona Esposito joined the SCCER team at ETH in fall 2014 and she is part of the Task 4.1 “Risk, safety and societal acceptance,” of WP4 on integrative activities. She will work on seismic risk analysis of geo- and hydro-energy systems and she will transfer knowledge from the STREST project on stress test framework to assess the risk and resilience of critical energy infrastructures.