Vikram Pakrashi


Vikram Pakrashi

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Lecturer in Structural Engineering, School of Engineering


BE (Hons) PhD CEng MIEI




Dr. Vikram Pakrashi is a lecturer in structural engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, School of Engineering, University College Cork. He is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Engineers, Ireland. Vikram's research interests are in dynamical systems and infrastructure maintenance management. He is the director of Dynamical Systems and Risk Laboratory in the School of Engineering, UCC. Vikram is a Civil Engineering graduate from Jadavpur University, India and he received his doctorate from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. He was a postdoctoral research fellow in Trinity College Dublin, Ireland and was then employed as a chartered civil engineer in Roughan and O’Donovan Consulting Engineers. Vikram is the founder of Engineers Without Borders (EWB)– Ireland: UCC Chapter and is a member of the National Executive Committee, EWB-Ireland as the head of learning.

Research Interests

Vikram is the director of the Dynamical Systems and Risk Laboratory in UCC. Vikram works typically in interdisciplinary and collaborative projects. His research activity till date may be summarised by the following keyowrds: structural health monitoring, damage detection, system identification and control, infrastructure maintenance management, structural reliability analysis, structural durability, infrastructure inspection techniques, mechanics of renewable energy devices, bridge networks and smart structures.

Professional Activity

Institute of Engineers, Ireland, Chartered Member, Senior Committee Member, Cork Region
Engineers Without Borders – Ireland, National Executive Committee Member, Head of Learning
Institution of Structural Engineers, UK, Graduate Member
International Association for Bridge Maintenance and Safety, Member
International Association for Life-Cycle Engineering, Member
International Civil Engineering Risk and Reliability Association (CERRA), Member
Civil Engineering Research Association of Ireland (CERAI), Member
Irish Tranportation Research Network, Member

Teaching Activity

Vikram follows a research led teaching approach and is the coordinator of four core structural engineering courses for the undergraduate degree programme within the School of Engineering, UCC. He contributes significantly to the industrial placements and final year projects for different streams in engineering. For taught postgraduate, Vikram typically offers projects to a range of courses to different departments. His projects are typically interdisciplinary. Vikram has a strong group of postdoctoral researchers, doctoral researchers and research masters students working with him.

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