Dr. Peeranan Towashiraporn
Peeranan serves as the Chief of Party for SERVIR-Mekong. He specializes in earthquake engineering and disaster risk assessment with a strong emphasis on establishing links between science/technology and disaster risk management practice.
Previously, Peeranan worked as the Head of the Disaster Risk Assessment and Monitoring department of ADPC and implemented projects to scientifically quantify disaster risk in more than 10 countries in Asia. Prior to joining ADPC, he worked as a senior engineer at AIR Worldwide Corporation, a catastrophe risk modeling firm in the United States.
He engaged in work related to seismic vulnerability and risk assessments of buildings, earthquake-induced casualty estimation, and post-disaster reconnaissance surveys. Peeranan brings his vast experience in disaster risk management and risk assessment to SERVIR-Mekong. He holds a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, U.S.A.