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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 the 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 and MEngSc structures (civil) degrees. His main interest of research is bridge loading, with emphasis on traffic loading and its dynamic effects. He is author of more than 170 publications (66 international peer-reviewed journal papers, 101 conference papers -including 7 best paper prizes-, 9 major reports, 1 book, 2 book chapters and 3 edited conference/workshop proceedings) with an H-index = 24, in the areas of structural dynamics, health monitoring, traffic loading, bridge assessment, cooperative learning and educational technology. 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 an academic editor for Advances in Civil Engineering journal. He has participated in EU COST345 (Procedures required for assessing highway structures, 1998-2002) and FP4 WAVE (Weighing of Axles and Vehicles for Europe, 1996-1999) projects where he co-authored both final reports. He is the main author of the deliverable on Dynamic allowance in Bridges in FP6 ARCHES (Assessment and Rehabilitation of Central European Highway Structures, 2006-2009), where he played the role of UCD Principal Investigator (PI). He participated as a researcher in FP7 ASSET-ROAD (Advanced safety and driver support in essential road transport, 2007-2011), and as UCD PI under the FEHRL umbrella in FP7 TRANSFORMERS (2013-2017), where he co-authored the deliverable about Effects on Bridges of the various Vehicle Configurations. He has been main coordinator for TRUSS (Training in Reducing Uncertainty in Structural Safety, 2015-2019), a 3.7 million euro H2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie ITN, where he edited and contributed to the four final 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 MARS-Fly (Mobile Automated Rovers Fly-By for Bridge Network Resiliency, 2017-2020), a 1.7 million euro SFI-NSF 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


  • 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