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Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

I welcome PhD applications in the following areas: structural strengthening with -fibre reinforced composites (FRP and FRCM) -natural composites -shape memory alloys (SMA) structures under dynamic loading (seismic and impact loading) road safety

20072021

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I am a lecturer in Structural Engineering at Queen's University Belfast.

I obtained my PhD and my first post-doctoral position at University of Palermo (Italy) working on seismic design of masonry and RC structures. After my PhD I worked for a few years as a structural engineer. I held a second post on design of Vehicle Restrain Systems in Trinity College Dublin before joining Queens' in 2013.

Research Interests

Design of seismic and impact resistant structures, multibody and finite element analysis, experimental tests on scaled prototypes are among my main research topics.

My current research focus is on shape memory alloys and fibre reinforced cementitious mortars for application in civil engineering.

 

Teaching

CIV2067 - Architectural Space and Form

CIV1017 - Solids and Structures

ARC3001 - Technology and Environment

CIV4012 - Design & Communications 4

 

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