Misko Cubrinovski is a Professor of Geotechnical and Earthquake Engineering in the Department of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. He holds a BSc degree in Civil Engineering, MSc degree in Earthquake Engineering, and a PhD degree in Geotechnical Engineering (from the University of Tokyo).
His research interests and expertise are in geotechnical earthquake engineering and in particular problems associated with liquefaction, seismic response of earth structures and soil-structure interaction. Misko has authored or co-authored over 300 technical publications, and has worked as a geotechnical specialist and advisor on over 50 significant engineering projects. He had a leadership role in the research efforts following the 2010-2011 Christchurch earthquakes, and is the lead author of the Liquefaction Module of the 2016 MBIE-NZGS Guidelines for Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering Practice in New Zealand. His honours include the 2018 NZGS Geomechanics Lecture Award, 2016 Norman Medal (ASCE), 2014 Outstanding Paper Awards from ASCE and EERI, and Ivan Skinner Award from EQC and NZSEE. He is a Faculty Member of the Rose School, Pavia, Italy, and Fellow of the University of Tokyo.