Honors & Awards


  • Outstanding Student, Universidad de Chile (2008, 2009 & 2010)
  • Beca CONICYT - Magister Nacional, CONICYT (March 2011)
  • Scholarship for Short Term Research Visits, for Graduate Students, Department of Graduate Studies, Universidad de Chile (September 2011)
  • Nancy Grant Chamberlain Fellowship, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University (April 2014)
  • Becas Chile - Doctorado en el Extranjero, CONICYT (July 2014)
  • Shah Fellowship on Catastrophic Risk, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University (April 2015)
  • Leavell Fellowship on Sustainable Built Environment, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University (April 2015)
  • John A. Blume Research Fellowship, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University (June 2017)

Education & Certifications


  • MSc, Universidad de Chile, Earthquake engineering (2012)

All Publications


  • Quantitative evaluation of new strategies to increase seismic resilience of cities: A shift of current paradigms 16th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering Heresi, P., Miranda, E.
  • Testing and modelling of shape memory alloy plates for energy dissipators. Smart Structures and Systems. Heresi, P., Herrera, R. A., Moroni, M. O. 2014; 14 (5): 883-900
  • Behavior of Shape Memory Cu-Zn-Al Alloy Plates for Use in Energy Dissipators 15th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering Heresi, P., Herrera, R., Moroni, M. O. 2012