NZSEE elects new President

The New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering (NZSEE) has elected Quincy Ma as their new President, a position previously held by Stefano Pampanin.

Quincy is a lecturer at The University of Auckland where he has lectured structural dynamics and structural analysis since 2006. He is experienced in the simulations of seismic loads on structures as well as static and dynamic structural experimentations. Quincy currently leads a project developing online hybrid testing capability in Auckland.

Quincy completed his BE with 1st class honours and later his PhD at The University of Auckland. Quincy’s doctoral study outlined an investigation into the fundamental mechanics of rocking structures subjected to ground motion. His research interests include: earthquake engineering, structural dynamics, theoretical structural analysis, physical testing, finite element analysis, and active and passive devices for seismic protection.