Dr Mateusz Bocian
Mateusz graduated with BEng degree in Civil Engineering from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh in 2009, being awarded the Watt Club Medal. He obtained a PhD scholarship funded by the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) via Doctoral Training Account at the University of Bristol, for a project run in 2009-2014 jointly supported by the Department of Civil Engineering (Prof. John Macdonald) and the Department of Mechanical Engineering (Dr Jeremy Burn). In early 2014 he joined the Vibration Engineering Section at the University of Exeter as an Associate Research Fellow working on EPSRC-funded Platform Grant "Dynamic performance of large civil engineering structures: an integrated approach to management, design and assessment". Upon the completion of that project, he joined the Department of Civil and Structural Engineering at the University of Sheffield as a Research Associate working on EPSRC-funded project "Synchronisation in dynamic loading due to occupants of vibration-sensitive structures". In 2014-2015 Mateusz worked as a project engineer for Full Scale Dynamics, a specialist company offering consultancy services on vibration serviceability. Mateusz was appointed a Lecturer in Structural Dynamics at the University of Leicester in 2015. In 2015-2018 he was a Scientific Advisor at the Advanced Structural Dynamics Evaluation Centre (ASDEC) - the UK's first commercial 3D laser measurement and modal identification facility located within MIRA Technology Park. In 2016 he was awarded a Prospects Fund for the development of augmented reality platform for the visualisation of vibration data and in 2018 he was presented the Digital Innovation Partnership Award. In 2018 he was awarded funding to set up the Biomechanics & Immersive Technology Laboratory and in 2019 he was appointed the director of the Dynamics, Vibration & Acoustics Laboratory. He was a part of the multidisciplinary ensemble who won the Research Team of the Year Award at Discovering Excellence Staff Awards 2019. He was chosen as one of twenty Great Minds at the University of Leicester in 2019. Mateusz was a Co-Investigator (and Principal Investigator for Leicester) on £3.25M EPSRC-funded VSimulators project, led by Prof. James Brownjohn (University of Exeter), which represents the highest investment ever made by the Research Councils UK (now UK Research and Innovation) on research on vibration serviceability. Mateusz is a Chartered Engineer registered with the Engineering Council UK and a member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). He is an Honorary Visiting Fellow at the University of Bristol (since 2014). In 2015-2018 he held a position of a Guest Lecturer at the University of Leeds. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (now AdvanceHE) and a member of the Engineering Professors' Council.
Mateusz joined the Department of Bridges and Railways at Wrocław University of Science and Technology in September 2020.
POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSISTANT