Mr Samuel Roeslin

M.Eng.; B.Eng.; B. Sc.; Licence Professionnelle

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Doctoral Candidate - Doctor of Philosophy


Samuel is a  PhD candidate in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Auckland since January 2017. He is experienced in structural design, building and infrastructure rehabilitation, and earthquake engineering.

In November 2017, Samuel took part in the reconnaissance efforts following the September 19, 2017 Puebla earthquake in Mexico. In 2015, he spent six months at the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana Azcapotzalco, Mexico City for his master thesis. His master research focused on the structural dynamic analysis of diagonal grids (diagrids) as an earthquake-resistant system for tall buildings.

In 2012, Samuel spent seven months on the building site of the Taunus Turm in Frankfurt am Main, Germany where he supervised the construction of mortar joints between prefabricated columns and monitored the progress of reibar work for the concrete core.


  • Master of Engineering from the Technical University of Applied Sciences OTH Regensburg, Germany (2016)
  • Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Applied Sciences Karlsruhe, Germany (2014)
  • Bachelor of Science from the University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Northwestern Switzerland (2014)
  • Licence Professionnelle from the IUT Universite Robert Schuman, Strasbourg, France (2014)
  • Diplôme universitaire de technologie (DUT) from the IUT Universite Robert Schuman, Strasbourg, France (2012)

Research | Current

Sam's research focuses on the seismic regional damage and loss prediction of buildings. Sam applies novel techniques borrowed from data science to understand and discover new relationships in empirical damage and loss data. Using damage data collected following the 2017 Puebla-Morelos, Mexico earthquake, he developed a damage prediction model for the Roma and Condesa neighbourhoods in Mexico City (manuscript under review). He currently works on the development of a seismic loss prediction model for residential buildings in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Teaching | Current

CIVIL 210 - Introduction to Structures (Graduate Teaching Assistant)

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Roeslin, S., Ma, Q., Wicker, J., & Wotherspoon, L. (2020). Data Integration for the Development of a Seismic Loss Prediction Model for Residential Buildings in New Zealand. Communications in Computer and Information Science. 10.1007/978-3-030-43887-6_8
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Joerg Wicker, Liam Wotherspoon
  • Roeslin, S., Ma, Q. T. M., & Juárez García H (2018). Damage Assessment on Buildings Following the 19th September 2017 Puebla, Mexico Earthquake. Frontiers in Built Environment, 4 (72)10.3389/fbuil.2018.00072
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Quincy Ma
  • Roeslin, S., & Ma (4/9/2018). Development of a Seismic Damage Prediction Model Using Data Science Techniques. Poster presented at QuakeCoRE Annual Meeting 2018, Taupo, New Zealand.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Quincy Ma
  • Roeslin, S., & Ma, T. (2018). A New Approach for the Seismic Loss Estimation of Existing Buildings. Proceedings of the 11th National Conference in Earthquake Engineering Los Angeles, U.S.A.: Earthquake Engineering Research Institute. Related URL.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Quincy Ma
  • Roeslin, S., Ma, & Elwood (5/9/2017). Key Parameters in Pre-Event Data Collection for Emergency Response and Seismic Loss Estimation for Buildings. Poster presented at QuakeCoRe Annual Meeting, Taupo, New Zealand.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Quincy Ma, Ken Elwood


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Primary office location

Level 3, Room 325
New Zealand

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