Anis Ben Abdessalem (Sheffield) received a PhD from INSA Rouen (France) in Mechanical Engineering in 2011. The PhD work was focused on the probabilistic optimization of the hydroformed structures by considering the main sources of uncertainty. From 2011 to 2013 he worked at the university of Bordeaux (France) as Research Associate. From 2014 to 2015 he joined the French Atomic Energy Commission. He was in charge of developing an inverse Bayesian approach for crack characterization based on few empirical measurements from NDT methods. He started work in Engineering Nonlinearity project in October 2015.
Rafael Sanchez Crespo
Rafael Sánchez Crespo (Swansea) was awarded a Licentiate degree in Civil Engineering in 2008 from the National Autonomous University of Honduras. In August 2010 he moved to Poland as a postgraduate student funded by an Erasmus Mundus External Cooperation Window (EMUNDUS 20). He was awarded a MSc in Structural Engineering in February 2012 from the Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice, Poland. In June 2012 he moved to Northampton, UK as a doctoral student sponsored by Thyssenkrupp Elevator AG and the University of Northampton, his thesis concerned the prediction of lateral vibrations in steel wire ropes in the elevator system caused by high rise building vibrations due to wind loading. He was awarded a PhD in Engineering in July 2016 from the University of Northampton. He joined the Engineering Nonlinearity grant as a Research Assistant at Swansea University in October 2016, to work on problems considering rotor stator impact in rotating machinery.
Malcolm undertook his PhD at the University of Sheffield, Department of Mechanical Engineering, where he also completed his Meng. His PhD project was funded by EDF Energy and involved modelling control rod movements in AGR nuclear power stations. This work involved the use of Bayesian sensitivity analysis and system identification techniques. In October 2015 he began work as an RA as part of the ENL grant looking at V&V of nonlinear models.
Irene Tartaruga (Bristol) graduated in Aerospace Engineering in 2011 and in Aeronautical Engineering in 2013 at La Sapienza University of Rome. She started her PhD project (ALPES, a Marie Curie European Industrial Doctorate Training Network) supported by the University of Bristol, LMS (A Siemens Business) and Airbus in March 2014. The PhD was focused on the development of techniques to perform sensitivity analysis, uncertainty quantification and optimization under uncertainties of complex aeronautical systems. She has started working on the Engineering Nonlinearity on December 2016 as a research associate at the University of Bristol.