Rui Figueiredo (1983) is a postdoctoral researcher at IUSS Pavia. His research interests include natural hazard risk assessment, loss modelling, and catastrophe risk transfer, with a particular focus on floods.
He graduated in Civil Engineering from the University of Porto in 2006. Between then and 2013, he worked as a multidisciplinary engineering designer, having participated in over a hundred projects including residential, commercial and industrial buildings, schools, theatres, and public water supply and drainage systems. In 2015, he obtained his Master’s degree in Risk and Emergency Management from IUSS Pavia, and in 2018 he obtained his Doctoral degree from the same institution. During his doctoral studies, he carried out research on issues relating to flood risk modelling. He participated in the development of various innovative methods and modelling approaches aimed at advancing the state of the art in that field, covering topics from exposure and vulnerability modelling to parametric catastrophe insurance.