Shaghayegh Karimzadeh Naghshsineh accomplished her bachelor’s and master’s degrees, respectively in 2007 and 2009, in the Department of Civil Engineering at University of Tabriz, Iran. Her Master’s study was on investigation of performance of steel elastomeric bearings and their application in structures. After fulfilling M.Sc. study, she entered Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey. She completed her Ph.D. degree in the Department of Civil Engineering at Middle East Technical University. During her Ph.D., she studied the use of simulated strong ground motion records in earthquake engineering applications. Her Ph.D. was funded by two national projects, TUJJB-UDP-01-12 and BAP-08-11 KB.2015K120470-2. From 2016 till 2018, she worked as a postdoctoral fellow on the international SATREPS-MARDIM project, which was a joint collaboration between Japan and Turkey ( http://www.mardimproject.org/). The project focused on earthquake and tsunami disaster mitigation in the Marmara region and disaster education in Turkey.
Her research interests and aspirations centre around major topics in earthquake engineering practice specialised in the areas of numerical modelling of ground motion records corresponding to historical and past events as well as potential scenario earthquakes. Parallel to ground motion simulations, she does research on engineering applications of simulated ground motion records including evaluation of seismic hazards and risks in urban areas, probabilistic and deterministic seismic hazard analyses, seismic performance of base-isolated structures, seismic damage and loss estimations, fragility analyses, risk assessment, microseismic intensity studies. For the last three years, she worked as an Instructor-Doctor in the Department of Civil Engineering at Middle East Technical University. Recently (from April 2021), she has joined the S4H project to work as a Postdoctoral researcher who is mainly responsible for the investigation of the large diversity in seismic signal (in terms of duration, frequency content, correlation between phases) of earthquakes.