Dr Donya Hajializadeh
I am a Chartered Engineer and a Senior Lecturer in Civil/Structural Engineering at the Department of Engineering and the Built Environment, Anglia Ruskin University. Following the completion of my PhD research, I have spent nearly three years in the industry as a Research Engineer at Roughan & O’Donovan Innovative Solutions (RODIS) and as a part-time Lecturer at the Civil Engineering School, University College Dublin (UCD). I have considerable industrial research experience in the areas of structure and infrastructure health monitoring and resilience-focused decision making in transport network. In my industrial experience at RODIS as a Research Engineer, I have been a Technical Lead in a number of projects and successfully delivered over 20 technical reports and deliverables to RODIS’ clients, on time and on budget. My research on these projects has involved developing Structural Health Monitoring software (never developed before) for steel bridges. I have also designed fatigue damage accumulation software to calculate damage at all points on a bridge over its lifetime. I have developed traffic simulation software as well as a Bayesian-based probabilistic risk assessment framework for critical infrastructure network failure due to extreme weather events. My PhD thesis looked at combined probabilistic modelling of load and resistance in bridges, expertise which I used across the multiple commercial and EU-funded projects in my industry role. In addition to my industrial experience, I have taught numerous modules at HE level in diverse subjects such as Structural Dynamics, Structural Analysis and Design, Concrete Structural Design, Infrastructure Finite Element Analysis, Bridge Engineering, Highway Design and Construction.