Challenging Risk


Daniel Pohoryles (PhD Student)

Daniel Pohoryles is a PhD student in Earthquake Engineering. Before joining UCL, Daniel worked as a structural engineer at the London office of Peter Brett Associates LLP.

Daniel has a background in Chemistry, with a BSc from Imperial College, and has completed a Graduate Diploma and MSc in Civil Engineering at UCL. His thesis focused on the mitigation of seismic loading by devising an improved control algorithm for semi-active dampers.

Daniel’s research interest focuses on the retrofit of pre-1970’s reinforced concrete structures that were found to perform poorly under recent seismic events and are deemed particularly vulnerable. The aim of his PhD project is to evaluate different FRP (fibre-reinforced polymers) retrofit schemes by means of full-scale testing, in order to inform computational models and develop new empirical design formulae. A variety of novel monitoring techniques will be employed throughout the experiments.

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