Dynamics, Vibration and Uncertainty Lab

Project Team

Dr Alice Cicirello

Principal Investigator

Dr Alice Cicirello is a Departmental Lecturer in Dynamics and Vibration at the Oxford Engineering Science Department and a Career Development Fellow in Engineering Science at Balliol College. Alice joined the Engineering Science Department in January 2017 and founded the Dynamics, Vibration and Uncertainty Lab in September 2017. 

Her passion for dynamics and uncertainty started during her BSc and MEng in Earthquake Engineering. She then completed a PhD (University of Cambridge) on the vibro-acoustic analysis of built-up structures with uncertainties, focusing mainly on automotive and aerospace applications. This was followed by a position as Research Associate in Drilling and Structural Dynamics (University of Cambridge). She then spent couple of years working as a Research Scientist in the Oil & Gas industry (Schlumberger), where she performed large scale dynamic testing and worked on projects focused on the application of Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing techniques. 

Her research interests span from fundamental to applied research, with particular focus on the development of dynamics models and uncertainty quantification strategies (both forward and inverse). 

Alice is currently:

  • Member of the IoP Applied Mechanics Group committee
  • Honorary Lecturer at the Institute for Risk and Uncertainty,
    Department of Civil Engineering and Industrial Design, University of Liverpool (2017- present)
  • Visiting Academic, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Auckland (2019 - present)
  • Member of the scientific committee of the 3rd International Conference on Uncertainty Quantification in Computational Sciences and Engineering, UNCECOMP 2019.

Alice was awarded the Bronze for Excellence in Teaching for the academic year 2018/19 at the Oxford Engineering Science Department.

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Luca Marino

DPhil Student

Luca joined the DVU Lab in January 2018 as a PhD student. 

Luca completed a BSc (2014) and a MEng (2017) in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Naples, Federico II (Italy). He also worked as Research Intern at ISAE-ENSMA Institut PPrime of Poitiers (France).

His research project is funded by EPSRC and Rolls-Royce (iCASE) and is focused on friction damping effects on structural dynamics.

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Andreea-Maria Oncescu

Research Student - MEng

Failure detection of low-cost wearable devices using recorded data and reports. 

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Christopher Sayers

Research Student - MEng

Improving performance of radio control cars using modelling and testing.

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Jonathan Collins

Research Student - MEng

Derivation of seismic fragility curves for Nepalese houses. 

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Leo Tucker

Research Student - MEng

On the dynamic performance of a jointed beam assembly. 

Philemon Kwok

Research Student - MEng

An approach for detecting failures in real time monitoring systems for automotive applications. 

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Shaohong Zhong 

Research Intern - EUROP

Enhanced System Engineering using Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing.  

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Previous DVU LAB members

Visiting PhD

2017-18

Filippo Giunta

Analysis of jointed beams with step changes in material and cross-section under static and dynamic loads

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Visiting MEng

2017-18

Bruno Di Dato

Performance assessment of a plate with damaged constrained layer damping patches

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MEng

2017-18

Atit Kudal 

Non-metallic dynamic material property testing

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MEng

2017-18

Felipe Igea

Measurement of elastic properties of panels by vibration

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