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PhD Students

125 Bella.jpg is a PhD Candidate sponsored by London Underground, European Commission Marie Curie IRSES and Cambridge Overseas Trust. She is supervised by Dr Ioannis Brilakis and advised by Dr Mohammed Elshafie. Her research project is for Transport for London (TfL), investigating methods to detect and prevent bridge strikes. 

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is a PhD Candidate supervised by Dr Mohammed Elshafie. He has completed all his fieldwork and is concentrating on centrifuge modelling. The work conducted by Gue and fellow students at the Liverpool Street Post Office tunnel was awarded the Ground Investigation and Monitoring Award at the International Tunnelling Awards 2014.

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is a PhD Candidate supervised by Dr Ioanns Brilakis and advised by Dr Joan Lasenby. Her research interests are in investigating the applications of computer vision techniques in automating the productivity measurements of different entities and processes at congested construction sites. 

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is a PhD Candidate supervised by Dr Ioannis Brilakis and advised by Prof. Kenichi Soga. A Marie Curie fellow, his research interests are focused on automated 3D modelling of point clouds for the accurate depiction of as-built conditions. 

 

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  is a PhD Candidate supervised by Dr Ioannis Brilakis and advised by Prof. Kenichi Soga. A Marie Curie fellow, her research focuses on developing and enhancing the acquisition of indoor as-built information, which will be compared against the as-planned Building Information Model (BIM) in real time. 

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is a PhD Candidate supervised by Prof. Campbell Middleton and Prof. Bill O’Neill, working on a cross-disciplinary project that is developing composite coatings using Supersonic Laser Deposition (SLD). Since SLD has already been successful in depositing metal layers, Nicky’s work will expand its scope to produce high-performance ceramic-metallic coatings. 

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is a PhD Candidate supervised by Dr Ioannis Brilakis and advised by Prof. Campbell Middleton. His research topic is on image-based automated bridge assessment using enriched BIM models. The topic aims to assist inspection tasks on greater infrastructure elements like bridges. 

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is a PhD Candidate supervised by Dr Ioannis Brilakis and advised by Prof. Carl Edward Rasmussen. Her research is focused on as-is Highway Bridge Information Modeling (BrIM) by using point cloud data. She received the EPSRC Doctoral Training Award and her research project is partially funded by the Infravation SeeBridge program. 

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is a PhD Candidate sponsored by her employer, CH2MHill, and the EPSRC. She is supervised by Dr Mohammed Elshafie and Dr Janet Lees. Her research interests focus on the study of concrete segmental linings performance during construction through field monitoring data and advanced numerical modelling to identify opportunities for enhancement in design solutions and construction technology. 

 

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is a PhD Candidate supervised by Dr Ioannis Brilakis and advised by Prof. Simon Godsill. His research is focused on the use of computer vision techniques to enhance civil infrastructure progress monitoring at remote and dangerous locations. 

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is a PhD Candidate supervised by Dr Mohammed Elshafie. She is investigating the behaviour of geosynthetic-reinforced soils in areas of subsidence. Her research is relevant to the development of transportation infrastructure where sinkholes might occur, as well as to the lateral and vertical expansion of exiting landfills and closure of these facilities. 

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is a PhD Candidate supervised by Dr Mohammed Elshafie. His research interests are on geotechnical aspects of petroleum engineering and fibre optic monitoring. He is investigating distributed fibre optic monitoring to assess the stability of offshore methane hydrate wellbores during seabed settlement. 

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is a PhD Candidate supervised by Dr Abir Al-Tabbaa. He has been researching the application of magnesia (MgO) in cement and concrete for the compensation of shrinkage effects. He is focusing on investigating the impacts of the type and dosage of the MgO, mix composition and curing conditions on the time-related performance. 

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is a PhD Candidate supervised by Dr Ruchi Choudhary. Her research is concerned with incorporating the stochastic nature of building energy consumption into a building energy simulation model. She is focusing on energy consumption triggered by the action of buildings' occupants, which will allow better forecasting of energy consumption. 

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 is PhD Candidate supervised by Dr Colm Caulfield. She is looking at coupling natural ventilation with phase change materials (PCMs). She has been working with industrial partner and sponsor, Laing O'Rourke, in identifying strategies for the installation of PCMs in apartments at the Explore Industrial Park in Steetley, in the Midlands. 

 Evangelia Agapaki

is a PhD student supervised by Dr Ioannis Brilakis and advised by Professor Duncan McFarlane.  She is sponsored by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and Aveva Group plc.  Evangelia's research is focused on the generation of as-is geometric building information models (BIMs) of industrial facilities.

 Kasun Kariyawasam

is a PhD candidate supervised by Professor Campbell Middleton and advised by Dr Mohammed Elshafie. He holds a Gates Cambridge scholarship and his research focuses on developing an efficient and cost effective structural health monitoring system for bridges.