Former postdoctoral researchers

Ifigeneia AntoniadouIfigeneia Antoniadou (Sheffield)

Areas of expertise: condition monitoring and advanced signal processing for the analysis of nonstationary data.

She worked as an RA on the Engineering Nonlinearity project from October 2013 to February 2015. She was appointed as a Lecturer at the University of Sheffield in March 2015.


Alessandro CabboiAlessandro Cabboi

Alessandro Cabboi (Cambridge) received a MSc from the University of Cagliari in Construction Engineering in 2010 and subsequently a PhD in Structural Engineering in 2014. The PhD work, supervised by Prof. Carmelo Gentile (Politecnico di Milano), was focused on the automation of operational modal analysis technique in application to permanent dynamic monitoring systems installed on historic structures and infrastructures.

The main goal was to propose and compare some vibration-based damage detection methodologies. He started work in Engineering Nonlinearity in March 2014.

Andrea CammaranoAndrea Cammarano (Bristol)

Areas of expertise: Nonlinear dynamics, energy harvesting.

From Sept 2012 to April 2013 he was funded from Engineering Nonlinearity and again from April-Dec. 2014. He is now a Lecturer at the University of Glasgow.

Nikolaos DervilisNikolaos Dervilis

Nikolaos Dervilis (Sheffield) obtained a BSc from the National University of Athens in Theoretical Physics, an MSc from Electronics and Engineering from the University of Edinburgh and obtained his PhD in SHM and machine learning of wind turbines from University of Sheffield. Currently he is working on the Engineering Nonlinearity program grant from October 2013.

David EhrhardtDavid Ehrhardt

David Ehrhardt (Bristol) graduated with BSc (’09) and MSc (’11) from Bradley University and received his PhD (’15) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has expertise in structural dynamics with applications dynamic testing of exhaust components for heavy industrial vehicles, dynamic testing of skin and structural components for hypersonic air vehicles, and use of nonlinear normal modes in the test and analysis of structures with the goal of creating a calibrated model for improved dynamic response prediction. He started work on Engineering Nonlinearity in April 2015.

Peter GreenPeter Green (Sheffield)

Areas of expertise; Bayesian modelling and identification.

Uncertainty analysis for structural dynamics. He worked on the Engineering Nonlinearity project from Sept 2013 until January 2015. He is now a Lecturer at the University of Liverpool.

Mehdi HendijanizadehMehdi Hendijanizadeh

Mehdi Hendijanizadeh (ISVR, Southampton) has a BSc degree in electronic engineering and an MSc in power-electronic engineering. He joined the Electro-Mechanical engineering group of university of Southampton as a PhD candidate in 2010. He conducted his research on harvesting energy from low frequency, large scale ambient vibrations. His PhD research led to designing and manufacturing some energy harvesting prototypes including a ball screw based energy harvester to extract power from vertical movement of a boat. He started work on Engineering Nonlinearity in March 2014.

Julián Mauricio Londoño MonsalveJulián Mauricio Londoño Monsalve

Julián Mauricio Londoño Monsalve (Bristol) was awarded a Bachelor in Civil Engineering in 2000 and MEng in Industrial Automation in 2006 from the National University of Colombia. In November 2006, he moved to Italy as a doctoral student funded by an AlBan scholarship from the European Commission. He was awarded a PhD in Construction Engineering in January 2010 from the University of Naples Federico II in Italy. In late 2010 he was awarded a prestigious Newton International Fellowship from the Royal Society and the Royal Academy of Engineering. He started work on Engineering Nonlinearity in February 2013.

Guangjian NiGuangjian Ni (ISVR, Southampton)

Areas of expertise: cochlear dynamics using finite element modelling.

He was funded from Engineering Nonlinearity from November 2012 to May 2013.

Evangelos PapatheouEvangelos Papatheou

Evangelos Papatheou (Sheffield) obtained a degree from the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics of the University of Patras. He then completed a PhD in vibration-based structural health monitoring (SHM) at the University of Sheffield in 2010. He worked as a research associate in Sheffield from 2010 to 2012 where he designed, built and tested a hardware in-the-loop (HIL) simulator for a smart energy harvesting backpack. From 2012 to 2013 he worked at the University of Liverpool as part of a project in nonlinear active control in aero elasticity. From June 2013 he is back in Sheffield working as a research associate in population based SHM, and from January 2014, part-time for the Engineering Nonlinearity project.

Alex ShawAlex Shaw

Alex Shaw (Swansea) completed his PhD at the University of Bristol; his thesis concerned the use of bistable composite plates to form a nonlinear vibration isolator. Since then he has been working as a research officer at Swansea University, on a grant concerning morphing aircraft technologies, whilst maintaining his interest in nonlinear structural dynamics. He joined the Engineering Nonlinearity grant in March 2015, to work on problems considering rotor stator impact in rotating machinery.

Graham SpelmanGraham Spelman

Graham Spelman (Cambridge) graduated from Cambridge University in 2009 with a degree in Aeronautics. After this he worked briefly at the ESI Group, in the San Diego, developing the VA One software for the study of ’buzz, squeak, and rattle’, before starting a PhD in the Dynamics and Vibrations Research Group at Cambridge. His PhD was on Energy Scattering in Weakly Nonlinear Systems and concerned the transient response to impacts of structures with geometric irregularity. He started work on Engineering Nonlinearity in November 2012.

Kiran VijayanKiran Vijayan (Swansea)

Areas of expertise: Nonlinear dynamics and Friction modelling.

He started work on Engineering Nonlinearity from May 2013 to April 2015.

Ben WeekesBen Weekes (Bristol)

Areas of expertise: Modal testing and laser vibrometry.

He worked on the Engineering Nonlinearity project from April 2014 until March 2015.

Michele ZillettiMichele Zilletti

Michele Zilletti (ISVR, Southampton) graduated in Mechanical Engineering in 2007 from the Universitá Politecnica delle Marche, Italy. As part of his studies he spent a year at the Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany funded by Socrates Erasmus scholarship. In 2008 he joined ISVR at the University of Southampton, and in 2011 was awarded a Ph.D. for a thesis on active vibration control under the Marie Curie Scheme (FP7). From 2012 to 2013 he worked as research fellow on active vibration and noise control at the Universit degli studi di Udine, Italy. He started work on Engineering Nonlinearity in April 2014.

EPSRC: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council