Structural engineering

Research Groups and Centers

Center of Excellence in Earthquake Engineering and Vibration

Established in 1986, the Earthquake Engineering and Vibration Research Laboratory at Chulalongkorn University (CU-EVR) is aimed at conducting research related to:

  • Seismic analysis and design of reinforced concrete structures
  • Vulnerability study of buildings in low to moderate seismic zones
  • Cyclic behavior of reinforced concrete components such as columns and shear walls
  • Improvement of ductility of reinforced concrete tied columns
  • Passive and semi-active control of building vibrations under major distant earthquakes
  • Cyclic behavior of soft Bangkok clays


Fire Safety Research Center

The Fire Safety Research Center (FSRC) was originated as the Fire Testing Laboratory at the Department of Civil Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering, Chulalongkorn University. Due to the limitations in terms of the laboratory space and equipment, the government budget was allocated to renovate the facility within Chulalongkorn University area at Rajamangala Institute of Technology – Uthen Thawai campus in order to establish the

Fire Safety Research Center with full capacity in conducting technological advanced research and testing.


FSRC is the first organization in Thailand to serve as the center of information, research activities and testing equipment for fire safety. The center also holds the responsibility of disseminating knowledge in fire safety to the general public.