Shaghayegh Karimzadeh Naghshsineh earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in 2007 and 2009 from the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Tabriz, Iran. Her Master’s research focused on exploring the performance of steel elastomeric bearings and their application in structures. Following the completion of her M.Sc., she enrolled at Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey, where she successfully obtained her PhD from the Department of Civil Engineering. During her doctoral studies, she conducted research on the numerical simulation of ground motion records and utilisation of them in earthquake engineering applications. The funding for her PhD research came from two national projects, namely, TUJJB-UDP-01-12 and BAP-08-11 KB.2015K120470-2.
Between 2016 and 2018, Shaghayegh worked as a postdoctoral fellow on the international SATREPS-MARDIM project, a collaborative initiative between Japan and Turkey (https://www.jst.go.jp/global/english/kadai/h2408_turkey.html). The project’s primary objectives were earthquake and tsunami disaster mitigation in the Marmara region, along with disaster education in Turkey.
Her research interests centre on critical aspects of earthquake engineering and engineering seismology, with a particular focus on numerical modelling of ground motion records associated with historical events, past occurrences, and potential scenario earthquakes. In addition to ground motion simulations, she dedicates her efforts to exploring the engineering applications of simulated ground motion records. This includes evaluating seismic hazards and risks in urban areas, conducting probabilistic and deterministic seismic hazard analyses, studying the seismic performance of base-isolated structures, estimating seismic damage and losses, conducting fragility analyses, assessing risk, and exploring microseismic intensity phenomena.
For the past three years, she has served as an Instructor-Doctor in the Department of Civil Engineering at Middle East Technical University, contributing her expertise to educating and training students in the field.
In April 2021, Shaghayegh joined the S4H project as a Postdoctoral researcher, with her primary responsibility being the investigation of the extensive diversity in seismic signals concerning duration, frequency content, and correlation between phases in earthquakes.