Headshot of Professor Eleni Chatzi

Institute of Advanced Studies welcomes internationally leading Professor of Structural Engineering through its Motion theme

This week, Professor Eleni Chatzi will be visiting the University through the Institute of Advanced Studies ‘Motion’ theme.

Professor Chatzi currently holds a prestigious ERC Starting Grant at the Institute of Structural Engineering at ETH Zürich on the Smart Monitoring, Inspection and Life-Cycle Assessment of Wind Turbines.

During her visit to Loughborough, she will present an IAS lecture entitled ‘Monitoring Structures through Motion’ on Wednesday 16 January, from 3pm-4pm in DAV 1108, Sir David Davies Building.

Professor Chatzi will be hosted by Professor Stephanos Theodossiades, from the School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering, who is the academic lead for the Dynamics of Motion sub-theme.

During her visit, Professor Chatzi will spend time with staff in the Dynamics Research Group and also take part in a networking workshop to explore potential avenues for future collaboration.

Professor Theodossiades said “We are delighted to welcome Eleni to Loughborough to learn about her exciting research and look forward to exploring opportunities for collaboration on structural health monitoring of systems.”

The ‘Motion’ theme - led by Professor Chris Harwood from the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences – will be exploring different concepts of motion in collaboration with high-profile international academics, extending beyond individual movement to encompass forms of transportation, assisted living, personal comfort, life course changes, performance and precision engineering.

Other academics who will be visiting the University later this year to discuss the motion theme include Dr Bob Kenefick (U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine), Professor Paul Wylleman (Vrije Universiteit Brussels), Professor Rory Cooper (University of Pittsburgh) and Professor Shabana (University of Illinois at Chicago).

The Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) aims to promote an outstanding, interdisciplinary research environment at Loughborough by supporting collaborations with leading international scholars from other institutions.

It brings high profile leading researchers to the campus to collaborate with University staff and host formal and informal events, such as public lectures, academic conferences and postgraduate workshops.