Dr Piotr Omenzetter

Dr Piotr Omenzetter

Senior Lecturer

Dr Piotr Omenzetter
Dr Piotr Omenzetter

Contact Details

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Piotr graduated with a ME from Technical University of Gdansk, Poland. He then obtained his PhD from The University of Tokyo, Japan for a study on aerodynamics of long span bridges. Piotr later stayed on in Asia working as a postdoctoral researcher at The University of Tokyo and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. It was then that he developed strong interest in the area of dynamic testing and structural health monitoring which remain the main thrusts of his research activities. In 2003, he became a lecturer at The University of Auckland, New Zealand, and in 2013 moved to The University of Aberdeen’s Lloyd’s Register Foundation Centre for Safety and Reliability Engineering.


Research Interests

  • Wind turbines, off-shore and subsea structures, bridges, buildings, floors.
  • Structural health, condition and performance monitoring and damage detection (instrumentation of full scale structures and systems, methods of data analysis and interpretation, optimal data collection, quantifying the value of monitoring information).
  • Theoretical and experimental structural dynamics (full scale dynamic testing, system identification, model updating, fluid-structure interaction, soil-structure interaction, vehicle-structure interaction, human induced vibrations, numerical methods).
  • Reliability analysis.
  • Engineering decision making under uncertain conditions.
  • Quantitative risk assessment (off-shore and subsea structures and systems, wind turbines, bridges and transportation systems).
  • Asset structural integrity management (off-shore and subsea structures and systems, wind turbines, bridges and transportation systems)
  • Engineering optimisation (wind farms).
  • Earthquake engineering (full scale instrumentation, damage prediction and detection).
  • Artificial intelligence and signal processing (big data, deep learning, data analytics, time series analysis, evolutionary computation algorithms, neural networks, wavelets).
  • Structural control and smart structures (wind farms, bridges).

Teaching Responsibilities

EG5056 Structural Dynamics 2

EG5559 Structural Dynamics (MSc Oil & Gas Structural Engineering)

EG551A Reassessment of Existing Structures by Structural Relibility Analysis  (MSc Oil & Gas Structural Engineering)

EG5565 MEng Group Design

Further Info

External Responsibilities


Computer Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering (on the journal’s roster of conscientious reviewers for quality of reviews)

Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing

Smart Materials and Structures

Journal of Fluids and Structures

Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures

Applied Mathematical Modelling

International Journal of Mechanical Sciences

Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics

Automation in Construction

Journal of Sound and Vibration

Engineering Structures

Structural Health Monitoring

Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics

Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, ASCE

Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering

Journal of Engineering Mechanics, ASCE

Journal of Strain Analysis for Engineering Design

Earthquake Spectra

The Structural Design of Tall and Special Buildings

Structure and Infrastructure Engineering

Journal of Bridge Engineering, ASCE

Structural Engineering and Mechanics

Journal of Applied Mathematics

Journal of Infrastructure Systems

Advances in Structural Engineering

Experimental Techniques

IBM Journal of Research and Development

Journal of Civil Structural Health Monitoring

Australasian Journal of Engineering Education

Advances in Civil Engineering

Bulletin of the New Zealand Society of Earthquake Engineering



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