Lab leader:

Dr. Abdollah Malekjafarian

Abdollah is an Assistant Professor in the school of Civil Engineering at UCD. He obtained his PhD in Civil Engineering at UCD in 2016 which was focused on “Drive-by bridge health monitoring”. He won “KB Broberg” medal for “Best UCD PhD Thesis in Mechanics- 2016”. He also won Royal Irish Academy Charlemount award in 2018 for his collaboration with University of Alberta.

PhD students:

Robert Corbally

Robert is a PhD student in the School of Civil Engineering in UCD. He is a Chartered Structural Engineer whose experience lies primarily in the field of bridge engineering and in the development and implementation of advanced solutions for the design, assessment and monitoring of bridges. Robert’s PhD research focuses on the use of machine learning techniques as part of drive-by bridge condition monitoring.

Satish Jawalageri

Satish is a PhD student in the school of civil engineering funded by Irish Research Council (IRC). His primary research is on offshore wind turbines as he has done master’s thesis on dynamic analysis of floating offshore wind turbines. His PhD thesis mainly focuses on Dynamic Assessment of Offshore Wind Turbines using Fully Integrated Load Simulations.

Interns:

Charles-Antoine Sarrabezolles

Charles-Antoine is an engineering student in Lyon, France. He is currently doing an internship in SDA-Lab under mentorship of Dr Malekjafarian. His work is focused on the use of machine learning techniques for drive-by railway track monitoring.

Former PhD students:

Dr. Alexandra Micu

Alexandra finished her PhD on “Traffic Load Monitoring on Long-span Bridges” in 2019. She was primary supervised by Prof. OBrien and co-supervised by Dr. Malekjafarian (SDA-Lab).

Dr. Paul Fitzgerald

Paul was a finished his PhD in 2018. The title of his thesis is “A vibration-based approach to bridge structure and substructure condition monitoring using direct and drive-by methods”. He was primary supervised by Prof. OBrien and co-supervised by Dr. Malekjafarian (SDA-Lab).

Dr. Daniel Martinez Otero

Daniel was a Marie Curie PhD student in TRUSS project where he finished his PhD in 2018. His thesis title is “Bridge Damage Localisation using Displacement and Velocity Measurements”. He was primary supervised by Prof. OBrien and co-supervised by Dr. Malekjafarian (SDA-Lab).