The Hazard Mitigation, Structural Dynamics and Control (HMSDC) Group, led by Professor Oreste S. Bursi, is a cutting-edge research group whose technical expertise spans multidisciplinary areas including earthquake analysis, risk assessment, petrochemical/oil & gas plants, industrial piping systems, probabilistic analysis and hybrid simulations.

The group works in close collaborations with several European academic and industrial organizations by actively participating and coordinating large research projects funded by the national and international bodies such as the European Commission.