We tackle urgent and evolving engineering problems and conduct fundamental research of which results have potential applications to real word challenges. We like to push boundaries in anything we do and often find ourselves questioning the status quo. We are driven by curiosity and the desire to make an impact. We find inspiration in diverse ways, but it often starts from seemingly simple questions beginning with: why, how, and what if. It is common that the answers to these questions open up a wide range of opportunities we end up pursuing for a greater benefit to science and society.
At the centre of our research are humans and the built environment, and their multifaceted interaction. Our research interests are encapsulated by the following themes:
- structural dynamics, in particular vibration serviceability;
- structural health monitoring;
- sensors and signal processing;
- stability and control of human gait and posture;
- integration of sensory information during the execution of motor tasks;
- crowd dynamics;
- virtual and mixed reality.
Kalybek, M., Bocian, M. & Nikitas, N., Performance of optical structural vibration monitoring systems in experimental modal analysis, Structural Control and Health Monitoring (manuscript under review), 2020.
Soczawa-Stronczyk, A.A. & Bocian, M., Gait coordination in overground walking with a virtual reality avatar, Royal Society Open Science 7, 2020, 200622. https://doi.org/10.1098/rsos.200622