On Tuesday 19th March 2019, Daniel Martínez (ESR12) became the fourth TRUSS ESR in successfully defending his doctoral thesis in front of an examination panel appointed by the Postgraduate Committee at University College Dublin (UCD), composed by Prof. Francis Au (External Examiner from the University of Hong Kong), Dr. Daniel McCrum (Internal Examiner from UCD), and Associate Prof. Amanda Gibney (Chair from UCD). The thesis, titled “Bridge Damage Localisation using Displacements and Velocity Measurements”, was supervised by Prof. Eugene OBrien and Dr. Abdollah Malekjafarian from UCD. The defence was held in meeting room G99 of Civil Engineering in Newstead Block B. The VIVA was also attended by Prof. Eugene OBrien and Dr. Abdollah Malekjafarian. Following TRUSS, Daniel Martínez Otero started to work as bridge engineer for Atkins (http://atkinsireland.ie/) in Swords, Dublin (Ireland) in March 2019.
The main research contributions by Daniel during TRUSS are summarized in the abstract of his thesis as follows: