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Dr Irwanda Laory


Dr Irwanda Laory

Associate Professor 

I dot Laory at warwick dot ac dot uk
+44 (0) 24 7652 3141


Irwanda Laory graduated from Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia, with a BSc in Civil Engineering and then went on to Bauhaus Universiteit Weimar, Germany, where he undertook a master program (Natural Hazard and Mitigation in Structural Engineering) and obtained his MSc in civil engineering. This was followed by his PhD at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland. His doctoral study focused on methodologies for data interpretation during continuous monitoring of structures.

He is a member of several professional associations such as International Society for Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure (ISHMII), European Group for Intelligent Computing in Engineering (EG-ICE) and American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE).

Research Interests

  • Structural health monitoring,
  • damage detection,
  • intelligent infrastructure,
  • data interpretation methods,
  • measurement system design,
  • computer-aided engineering.


  • ES3D2 Steel Structures
  • ES3G2 Steel Structures
  • ES4E3 Structural Dynamics and Health Monitoring
  • ES327 Individual research projects

Selected Publications

  • Zhu Y., Ni Y., Jesus A., Liu J. and Laory I. (2018). Thermal strain extraction methodologies for bridge structural condition assessment. Smart Materials and Structures. 27(10), 105051.
  • Jesus A., Broomer P., Zhu Y. and Laory I. (2017). Comprehensive Bayesian Structural Identification using Temperature Variation. Engineering Structures. Vol 141, p. 75-82
  • Laory I., Trinh T., Smith I. and Brownjohn J. (2014). Methodologies for predicting natural frequency variation of a suspension bridge. Engineering Structures. Vol 80, p. 211-221
  • Laory I., Trinh T., Posenato D., and Smith I. (2013). Combined Model-Free Data-Interpretation Methodologies for Damage Detection During Continuous Monitoring of Structures. Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, vol 27(6), p. 657–666.
  • Laory I., Hadj Ali N., Trinh T., and Smith I. (2012). Measurement System Configuration for Damage Identification of Continuously Monitored Structures. Journal of Bridge Engineering. 17, SPECIAL ISSUE: Nondestructive Evaluation and Testing for Bridge Inspection and Evaluation, p. 857-866.
  • Laory I., Trinh, T and Smith, I. (2011). Evaluating two model-free data interpretation methods for measurements that are influenced by temperature. Advanced Engineering Informatics, vol. 25, p. 495-506.

Projects and Grants

  • 2018: ENHANCE - Enabling Humanitarian Attributes for Nurturing Community-based Engineering, Erasmus + project. Value: 1 million euro), Investigator: Dr G. Kremmyda (PI), Prof T. Mottram, Dr V. Degirmenci and Dr I. Laory
  • 2017: Indonesian Endowment Fund for Education (LPDP). Value £120k. This grant is to fund 4 years doctoral study of Mr Pamuncak starts in May 2017.
  • 2016: "Towards sustainable infrastructure through structural health monitoring: centre for intelligent infrastructure", Institutional Links Grant (Newton Fund), British Council. Value £67.7k. Investigator: Dr I. Laory and Prof B. Budiono
  • 2015: "Temperature-based structural health monitoring for civil infrastructure", Warwick Impact Fund, University of Warwick. Value: £28.3k . Investigator: Dr I.Laory
  • 2015: The British Council Indonesia Second City Partnership Travel Grant, British Council. Value: £3k. Investigator: Dr I.Laory
  • 2014: "Towards sustainable civil infrastructure through structural health monitoring using advance computing methods", International Partnership Fund, University of Warwick. Value: £10k. Investigator: Dr I.Laory and Prof B. Budiono
  • 2014: "Experimental characterisation and numerical modelling of humans on flexible structures", Monash-Warwick Alliance Seed Fund. Value: £20k. Investigators: Dr C. Caprani, Dr S. Zivanovic, Dr N. D. Evans, Dr Y. Bai and Dr I. Laory.
  • 2013: "Dynamic properties and damage identification of partially cracked reinforced concrete structures", Research Development Fund (Strategic Awards), University of Warwick. Value: £22.5k, in-kind contribution by ARUP £10k. Investigators: Dr S. Zivanovic, Dr B. D. Jones, Dr I. Laory and Prof. R. P. Johnson.
  • 2013: "Mobile sensing for structural health monitoring", Sustainable cities GRP Fund, University of Warwick. Value £1.6k. Investigator: Dr I. Laory

PhD Supervision

Please contact Dr. Laory for potential PhD projects. A number of scholarships are offered by The University of Warwick every year and other funding opportunities may exist as well.