The Early Stage Researchers

14 highly motivated PhD candidates have been recruited to a range of positions across Europe requiring skills in; structural dynamics, system identification, verification and validation, uncertainty quantification & propagation, joint modelling, modal analysis, Bayesian statistics, real-time dynamic substructuring and modelling wind turbine blades. The successful candidates are employed as Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) for 3 years.

The ESRs on Training Week 1 at the LVV Laboratory in Sheffield

Please click on the photos or the “read more” links for information about each of the ESRs and their projects.

ESR 1 – Atmaram Muraleedharan: University of Sheffield, United Kingdom

Atmaram Muraleedharan is working in the DyVirt project focusing on developing new methods of
dynamic verification and validation
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ESR 2 – Georgios Tsialiamanis: University of Sheffield, United Kingdom

Georgios Tsialiamani studied at the school of Civil Engineering in the National Technical University of Athens
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ESR 3 – Siddhesh Raorane: AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland

Neil Armstrong had said, “Research is creating knowledge,” and through the completion of his Masters and especially his Masters’ thesisread more

ESR 4 – Shreyas Srivatsa: AGH University of Science & Technology, Poland

Shreyas Srivatsa received his Master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering (2017) from the University of Maryland … read more

ESR 6 – Giancarlo Kosova: Siemens Industry Software, Belgium

Giancarlo Kosova graduated in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Naples Federico II in 2015read more

ESR 7 – Xinyu Jia: University of Thessaly, Greece

Xinyu studied at the department of mechanical engineering in Hunan University (HNU), China read more

ESR 8 – Tulay Ercan: University of Thessaly, Greece

The main goal of Tulay’s project is to develop novel Bayesian optimal experimental design (ODE) methods in order to define the most informativeread more

ESR 9 – Silvia Vettori: Siemens
Industry Software, Belgium

Silvia Vettori gained her Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering at University of Rome “La Sapienza”read more

ESR 10 – Paulo Gonzaga: Siemens Gamesa, Denmark


Paulo Gonzaga gained his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering at the State University of Western Parana (Brazil) read more

ESR 11- Sebastian Kruse: University of Liverpool, United Kingdom

Sebastian Kruse was born in Berlin in Germany and graduated with Master of Science in mathematics
from Leibniz University Hanover
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ESR 12- George Pasparakis: Leibniz University Hannover, Germany

George Pasparakis is an Early Stage Researcher (ESR) at the Institute of Risk and Reliability in Hanover, Germany ... read more

ESR 13 – Nikolaos Tsokanas: ETH, Zurich, Switzerland


Nikolaos Tsokanas received his MS diploma from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering & Computer
Science, University of Patras
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ESR 14 – Tom Simpson: ETH, Zurich, Switzerland

Tom Simpson received his Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering in June 2018 from the University of Sheffield, UKread more

ESR 15- Iñigo Urcelay Oca: Siemens Gamesa, Denmark

Iñigo Urcelay Oca gained his Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering at the Technical University of Madrid (Spain) in 2017 read more