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Robert Sakic Trogrlic

Research Scholar

Systemic Risk and Resilience Research Group

Advancing Systems Analysis


Robert Sakic Trogrlic is a research scholar in the Systemic Risk and Resilience (SYRR) Research Group of the IIASA Advancing Systems Analysis (ASA) Program. His research focuses on multi-hazard, multi-sector, extreme, and systemic risk management within the Multi-hazard and Systemic Framework for Enhancing Risk-informed Management and Decision-making in the EU (MYRIAD-EU) Project. His research interests include multi-hazards and their interactions in multi-risk frameworks, people-centered disaster risk reduction, knowledge co-production, and novel approaches for integrating physical and social sciences in disaster and climate research, policy, and practice.

Prior to joining IIASA, he worked as a postdoctoral research associate at King's College London's Department of Geography in the UK, researching multi-hazard interactions and risk informed development in tomorrow's cities. Before King's College, he worked as a climate and resilience officer with Practical Action, an international development NGO. He is also a former vice president of the Water Youth Network (WYN), where he co-founded the Disaster Risk Reduction Team.

In 2020, Sakic Trogrlic received his PhD from Heriot-Watt University in the UK, with a thesis focusing on the role of local knowledge in community-based disaster risk reduction in Malawi. He is an applied researcher in disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation with an interdisciplinary background. Originally trained as a civil engineer (BSc and MSc in Civil Engineering from the University of Split in Croatia), he also holds an interdisciplinary MSc in Flood Risk Management from four European universities (IHE Delft, The Netherlands; Dresden University of Technology, Germany; the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (BarcelonaTech), Spain; and the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia).

Last update: 12 JAN 2022


Hochrainer-Stigler, S., Šakić Trogrlic, Robert, Reiter, K., Ward, P.J., de Ruiter, M.C., Duncan, M.J., Torresan, S., Ciurean, R., Mysiak, J., Stuparu, D., & Gottardo, S. (2023). Towards a framework for systemic multi-hazard and multi-risk assessment and management. iScience e106736. 10.1016/j.isci.2023.106736. (In Press)

Filippi, M.E., Barcena, A., Sakic Trogrlic, R., Cremen, G., Menteşe, E.Y., Gentile, R., Creed, M.J., Jenkins, L.T., Kalaycioglu, M., Poudel, D.P., Muthusamy, M., Manandhar, V., Adhikari, S., Rai, M., Dhakal, A., Barake, B., Tarbali, K., Galasso, C., & McCloskey, J. (2023). Interdisciplinarity in practice: Reflections from early-career researchers developing a risk-informed decision support environment for Tomorrow's cities. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction 85 e103481. 10.1016/j.ijdrr.2022.103481.

Cremen, G., Galasso, C., McCloskey, J., Barcena, A., Creed, M., Filippi, M.E., Gentile, R., Jenkins, L.T., Kalaycioglu, M., Mentese, E.Y., Muthusamy, M., Tarbali, K., & Sakic Trogrlic, R. (2023). A state-of-the-art decision-support environment for risk-sensitive and pro-poor urban planning and design in Tomorrow's cities. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction 85 e103400. 10.1016/j.ijdrr.2022.103400.

Jenkins, L.T., Creed, M.J., Tarbali, K., Muthusamy, M., Šakić Trogrlić, R., Phillips, J., Watson, C.S., Sinclair, H.D., Galasso, C., & McCloskey, J. (2023). Physics-based simulations of multiple natural hazards for risk-sensitive planning and decision making in expanding urban regions. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction 84 e103338. 10.1016/j.ijdrr.2022.103338.

van den Homberg, M. & Sakic Trogrlic, R. (2023). Towards a socially just flood risk management in developing countries. In: Handbook of Flood Risk Management in Developing Countries. Eds. Oladokun, V., Proverbs, D., Adebimpe, O., & Adedeji, T., Taylor & Francis. ISBN 9781003160823 10.1201/9781003160823.