The Dynamics, Vibration and Uncertainty (DVU) Lab in the Department of Engineering Science at Oxford was estalished in September 2017 and is led by Dr Alice Cicirello. Our research interests are centred on the investigation of the dynamic performance of structures and important functional components when subjected to manufacturing variability and uncertainty. We are tackling these problems using an integrated approach based on the development of advanced physics-based models, experiments, signal processing, uncertainty quantification and machine learning techniques, and their combination.
Our lab is part of the Solid Mechanics and Materials Engineering Group.
We have a particular interest in the development of advanced models, uncertainty quantification, signal processing and experimental techniques that can be applied to a broad range of industries, including aerospace, defence, automotive and oil & gas.
Moreover, we enjoy working in cross-disciplinary environments investigating broader applications. One recent example is the collaboration with the Oxford University Zoology Department on the investigation of the vibration generation mechanism in planthoppers (read the paper here).
We are always looking for brilliant new additions to the lab!
Informal inquiries can be directed to Dr Cicirello. However, PhD applications must be submitted through the university website.
Oxford Clarendon fund for anyone
Rhodes Scholarships for various nationalities
Schlumberger foundation Faculty for the Future for women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) from developing and emerging countries
Fullbright Oxford-Clarendon Scholarship for US citizens
John Monash Scholarship for Australian citizens
Mexican Government (CONACyT) for Mexican citizens
Newton international Fellowships for anyone