Mr. Daniel Caicedo received the BSc degree in Civil Engineering in 2017 from the National Experimental University of Táchira (UNET) in Venezuela, and the MSc degree in Engineering-Structures in 2021 from the National University of Colombia in Medellín. His research has been primarily focused on earthquake engineering, structural dynamics, and seismic resilience of structures. In his MSc thesis, he analysed the seismic behaviour of building structures using inerter-based devices as vibration controllers, managing the design process as a constrained optimization problem using a metaheuristic technique. The findings of his research have been presented and published in well-known peer-reviewed journals and international conferences. Besides, from 2019 to 2022, Mr. Caicedo served as head structural engineer in two companies in Medellin city, working in the fields of structural design, seismic retrofit, consulting, and auditing.
His research interests include earthquake engineering, structural dynamics, vibration isolation of structures, optimization, non-linear finite element analysis, and structural health monitoring. Currently, he is a Ph.D. candidate within the S4H project, focusing on ground motion selection and scaling approaches (WP1) for the seismic performance assessment of masonry structures (WP4).