Meet the people behind this research initiative

Dr Honeyeh Ramezansefat

Currently a Post-doctoral Research Associate in the School of Civil Engineering at the University of Leeds, she is also the Principal Investigator (PI) of an R&D project, at the University of Minho, Portugal. In 2015, she has completed her PhD (Tarbiat Modares University, Iran) in Civil-Earthquake Engineering, dealing with the development of a plasticity model for the prediction of behaviour of ductile metals under cyclic loading. She also holds an MSc in Earthquake Engineering, Iran. Her master thesis was focused on the seismic analysis of intermediate moment resisting steel frame.

Prior to joining the University of Leeds, she was a Post-doctoral Research Associate in two projects in Structural Engineering at the University of Minho, Portugal: (I) PUFPROTEC project: where she developed an innovative integrated Machine Learning/Finite Element (FE) modeling technique using Python programming language and ABAQUS, with the aim of overcoming the limitations of traditional FE modeling to capture complex deterioration mechanisms of concrete elements exposed to high strain rate loading; (II) ENDURE project: where she developed a novel analytical model, with a design framework, based on the flexibility (force) method to predict the simultaneous flexural and shear deflections of statically determinate and indeterminate reinforced concrete structures. She also has experience on developing advanced FE models in ABAQUS to predict the short & long-term behaviours of innovative composite sandwich panels made of glass, carbon fiber and steel fiber reinforced self-compacting micro concrete.