Prof. Vlatko Sesov, PhD (male) has been working at IZIIS since 1994. His research interests are: soil dynamics, liquefaction and its remediation, local site effects, seismic zonation, physical modelling and model testing. Vlatko Sesov was doctoral and postdoctoral researcher at the University of Tokyo, Japan (2003 – 2005), visiting professor at the Ruhr University, Bochum, Germany (2008 – 2009), Fulbright research scholar , University of California, Davis (2013-2014), САД, visiting professor “ROSE School”, IUSS, Pavia, Италија (2020). He is former President of Macedonian Geotechnical Society and Macedonian member of Technical Committee (TC203) Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering and Associated Problems of the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, ISSMGE and European committee for standardization Technical Committee TC 250 Eurocodes. Prof. Sesov has been participating in numerous European projects: CRISIS – Comprehensive RISk assessment of basic services and transport InfraStructure – CRISIS (2020-2022) as Coordinator, INFRA-NAT – Increased Resilience of Critical Infrastructure to Natural and Human-Induced Hazards (2018-2019) as national coordinator. Intense activities in European projects has been confirnmed with appoinment as National Contact Point (NCP) in Widening Participation and ERA , Horizon Europe. Currently Prof. Sesov has position as Director of the Institute.