Maricar L. Rabonza

PhD Student, Asian School of the Environment, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Scholarship and research funding from Earth Observatory of Singapore (EOS) and National Research Foundation (NRF).

M.Sc in Civil Engineering – Geotechnical Engineering, University of the Philippines, Diliman, 2018

B.Sc in Civil Engineering, University of the Philippines, Diliman, 2013

Maricar’s research is about large-scale natural hazards risk analysis modelling to better characterise the spatial and temporal dynamics of urban environments amidst rapidly changing local exposure and vulnerability. She uses techniques  from structural engineering, predictive modelling, probabilistic hazard analysis and other statistical methods to investigate impactful and novel research to promote resilience in cities.

Topics of interest:

  • Risk analysis at the regional and urban scale.
  • Time-dependent risk modeling
  • Novel methods of fragility modeling

“Modelling disaster risk trajectories of urban environments.” Funded by National Research Foundation (NRF–NRFF2018–06) along with an Earth Observatory of Singapore Scholarship

Conference Papers

Rabonza, Maricar and Lallemant, David, “Accounting for time and state-dependent vulnerability of structural systems” Conference paper submitted to 13th International Conference on Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering (ICASP13), Seoul, South Korea, 26-30 May 2019.

Lallemant, David, and Rabonza, Maricar, “A time-dependent model for seismic risk reduction policy analysis.” Proceedings of the 17th U.S.-Japan-New Zealand Workshop on the Improvement of Structural Engineering and Resilience, Queenstown, New Zealand, 12-14 Nov 2018.


Rabonza, Maricar L., et al. “Shallow landslide susceptibility mapping using high-resolution topography for areas devastated by super typhoon Haiyan.” Landslides 13.1 (2016): 201-210. DOI: 10.1007/s10346-015-0626-x

Book Chapter

F. Llanes, J.A.Galang, M. Rabonza, P.K. Ferrer, A.M.F. Lagmay, N. Eco, C. Cuadra, K. Suarez and L. Dasallas. “Geohazards Assessment”. pp. 55-104. In book: Eds. F. Llanes, V. Bautista, M.L Francisco, A.M.F. Lagmay, E. Luna, B.M. Pacheco, E.S. Talens. (2018). Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Handbook for Academic Institutions: The University of the Philippines Experience. University of the Philippines Press. ISBN 978-9-71-542876-7.