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Assoc Professor Arturo Gonzalez

Assoc Professor

Arturo Gonzalez

Associate Professor
School of Civil Engineering
01 716 3219
University College Dublin, School of Civil Engineering, Richview Newstead Belfield Dublin 4


Arturo González graduated as "Ingeniero Tecnico Superior de Caminos, Canales y Puertos" (6-yr Civil Engineering degree) at University of Cantabria (Spain, 1995). Then, he obtained MSc and PhD's degrees from the School of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering at Trinity College Dublin (Ireland, 1996 and 2000), specialising in bridge weigh-in-motion and vehicle-bridge interaction models. In 2001 he continued research as Newman post-doctoral fellow in University College Dublin (UCD, Ireland). In 2003, he started his career as a college lecturer in the School of Civil Engineering at UCD, where he is currently Associate Professor. He imparts syllabus for modules on analysis of structures, elasticity, civil engineering design and bridge engineering. In 2015, he completed an NQF level 9 Postgraduate Diploma in University Teaching and Learning (UCD School of Teaching & Learning). In 2017, he received a Teaching Excellence Award from the College of Engineering and Architecture, and a Certificate recognising leadership at Ireland's Champions of EU Research 2017 from the National Support Network for Horizon 2020. From 2018, he is Programme Director for Structural Engineering with Architecture BSc and ME degrees, and Civil Engineering MEngSc structures degree. His main interest of research is bridge loading, with emphasis on traffic loading and its dynamic effects. He is author of more than 200 technical publications with an H-index = 26, in the areas of structural dynamics, health monitoring, traffic loading, bridge assessment, cooperative learning and educational technology. These publications consist of 75 international peer-reviewed journal papers, 120 conference papers -including 7 best paper prizes-, 12 major reports, 1 book, 2 book chapters and 3 edited conference/workshop proceedings. He has supervised 11 PhD and 7 MEngSc by research theses to completion. He has chaired sessions in National Symposiums on Civil Engineering Research (BEI 2004, BRI 2006, BCRI 2012, CERI 2018), and in Modelling (MSO 2004), Weigh-In-Motion (ICWIM 2005), Damage Assessment of Structures (DAMAS 2013), Safety and Reliability (ESREL 2017), Structural Health Monitoring (SHMII 2017, ASPSHM 2018) and Life-Cycle Civil Engineering (IALCCE 2018) International Conferences. He is or has been part of International Editorial Boards or Scientific Committees of Jornadas Ache de Enseñanza de la Ingeniería Estructural in Spain, Bridge and Infrastructure Research in Ireland (CERAI), and CIVIL-COMP, DAMAS, ESREL and IALCCE conference series. He is academic editor for Advances in Civil Engineering journal. He has won grant funding for UCD research in excess of 2 million euro. Participations in major projects include EU COST345 (Procedures required for assessing highway structures, 1998-2002) and FP4 WAVE (Weighing of Axles and Vehicles for Europe, 1996-1999) as researcher, co-authoring both final reports, EU FP6 ARCHES (Assessment and Rehabilitation of Central European Highway Structures, 2006-2009) as UCD Principal Investigator (PI), being main author of the deliverable on dynamic allowance in bridges, EU FP7 ASSET-ROAD (Advanced Safety and driver Support in Essential road Transport, 2007-2011) as researcher, FP7 TRANSFORMERS (2013-2017) as UCD PI under the FEHRL umbrella, co-authoring the deliverable about effects on bridges of the various vehicle configurations, H2020 TRUSS (Training in Reducing Uncertainty in Structural Safety, 2015-2019), a 3.7 million euro Marie Sklodowska-Curie ITN, as main coordinator, editing and contributing to all reports (dissemination and outreach; structured training; research on buildings, energy and marine infrastructure; research on rail and road Infrastructure). Currently, he is Irish Coordinator for SFI-NSF MARS-Fly (Mobile Automated Rovers Fly-By for Bridge Network Resiliency, 2017-2020), a 1.7 million euro US-Ireland R&D partnership.


  • Permanent Associate Professor
    University College Dublin, Civil Engineering School, Dublin, Ireland27 Feb 2017


  • Permanent Lecturer / Assistant Professor
    University College Dublin, School of Civil Engineering, Dublin, Ireland1 Sep 2003 - 26 Feb 2017
  • Post-Doctoral (Newman) Fellowship
    University College Dublin, School of Civil Engineering, Dublin, Ireland1 Mar 2001 - 31 Aug 2003
  • Temporary Postdoctoral Research Fellow
    University College Dublin, School of Civil Engineering, Dublin, Ireland1 Oct 2000 - 28 Feb 2001
  • Tutor
    Trinity College Dublin, Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, Dublin, Ireland1 Oct 1996 - 31 Oct 2000
  • Programme Director for BSc and ME in Structural Engineering with Architecture, and MEngSc in Structures (Civil Engineering)
    University College Dublin, Civil Engineering, Dublin, Ireland1 Sep 2018


  • BE
    University of CantabriaSpain
  • MSc
    Trinity College Dublin
  • PhD
    Trinity College Dublin
  • Prof Dip University Teaching & Learning
    University College Dublin


  • English
    Can read, write, speak and understand
  • Spanish; Castilian
    Can read, write, speak and understand