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Research interests

Structural safety and reliability; Quantitative risk assessment; Performance of structures in aggressive environments; Reliability of marine energy converters; Adaptation of infrastructure to changing climate; Inter-infrastructure risks.


1985 - M.Eng in Civil Engineering, Moscow Institute of Civil Engineering 1995 – D.Sc in Structural Engineering, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology 1995 – 1998 – Research Associate, The University of Newcastle, Australia 1998 – 2001 – Lecturer, James Cook University, Australia 2001 – 2007 – Senior Lecturer, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology 2007 – present – Reader, Professor, School of the Built Environment, Heriot-Watt University.

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Reinforced concrete Engineering & Materials Science
Corrosion Engineering & Materials Science
Concrete construction Engineering & Materials Science
Concretes Engineering & Materials Science
Energy harvesting Engineering & Materials Science
turbine Earth & Environmental Sciences
Reinforcement Engineering & Materials Science
cavitation Earth & Environmental Sciences

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Research Output 1994 2019

A decision support system for scour management of road and railway bridges based on Bayesian networks

Maroni, A., Tubaldi, E., Val, D., McDonald, H., Lothian, S., Riches, O. & Zonta, D., 2019, Structural Health Monitoring 2019: Enabling Intelligent Life-Cycle Health Management for Industry Internet of Things. Chang, F-K., Guemes, A. & Kopsaftopoulos, F. (eds.). DEStech Publications Inc., p. 2394-2401 8 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Management Decision Support Systems
Structure Collapse
Bayesian networks
Decision support systems

Climate Change-Related Risks and Adaptation of Interdependent Infrastructure Systems

Val, D. V., Yurchenko, D., Nogal, M. & O’Connor, A., 2019, Climate Adaptation Engineering: Risks and Economics for Infrastructure Decision-Making. Bastidas-Arteaga, E. & Stewar, M. G. (eds.). Elsevier, p. 207-242 36 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Determination of Remaining Service Life of Reinforced Concrete Bridge Structures in Corrosive Environments after Load Testing

Val, D. V. & Stewart, M. G., 2019, Load Testing of Bridges: Proof Load Testing and the Future of Load Testing. Lantsoght, E. (ed.). CRC Press, p. 297-331 35 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Load testing
Concrete bridges
Service life
Reinforced concrete

Predicting energy output of a stochastic nonlinear dielectric elastomer generator

Thomson, G., Yurchenko, D., Val, D. V. & Zhang, Z., 15 Sep 2019, In : Energy Conversion and Management. 196, p. 1445-1452 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Advantages of nonlinear energy harvesting with dielectric elastomers

Thomson, G., Lai, Z., Val, D. V. & Yurchenko, D., 3 Nov 2018, In : Journal of Sound and Vibration.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
energy conversion