Prof Stana Zivanovic
Associate Professor (E&R)
Telephone: 01392 727062
Extension: (Streatham) 7062
Professor Stana Zivanovic joined the University of Exeter in September 2018, after nine years at the University of Warwick (2009-2018), seven years (including PhD studies) at the University of Sheffield (2002-2009) and three years at the University of Belgrade (1999-2002).
Stana's research interests are in modelling human-induced dynamic loading within civil infrastructure, human-structure interactions, human response to vibration and other stimuli and vibration performance of lightweight structures (e.g. fibre-reinforced polymer, FRP, composite, aluminium and other structures). Reconciling demands for both vibration serviceable and sustainable structures is another area of growing interest. In collaboration with biomechanics and human motion scientists, Stana is investigating kinematics, kinetics and control of walking and other forms of human locomotion in the presence of vibration perturbations. For this purpose, she recently built a lively, 20m long, all-FRP footbridge structure. She is also interested in channeling her research findings into design recommendations for structural engineers.
Stana is a Guest Editor of a Special Issue on Vibration Serviceability of Civil Engineering Structures in the Vibration journal and a Member of the Editorial Advisory Panel for the Structures and Buildings journal as well as a co-organiser of a Vibration session at the IMAC conference in the USA. She has active collaborations with a number of prestigious universities, such as Monash University (Australia), Politecnico di Milano (Italy), Tongji University (China), KU Leuven (Belgium), TU Delft (Netherlands) as well as industrial partners (e.g. Arup, TSP Projects, Pipex px, Network Rail and Jacobs).
PhD and postdoctoral positions
If you are interested in conducting research under the supervision of Prof. Zivanovic, you are invited to contact her to discuss a research topic and potential funding route. In adition, check out the information about applying for PhD studies in Exeter on our website as well as Vacancies link on this webpage.
- 2020-2022: Developing advanced vibration performance assessment for new generation of lightweight pedestrian structures using motion platform and virtual reality environments (vPERFORM). Funded by H2020 MSCA IF (HORIZON 2020). Project coordinator/supervisor: S. Zivanovic. MSCA Fellow: S. Zhang. Value: €225k.
- 2015-2019: Characterising dynamic performance of fibre reinforced polymer structures for resilience and sustainability. Funded by EPSRC. Investigators: S. Zivanovic and J. T. Mottram. Value: £720,620.
- 2014: Modelling Humans on Flexible Structures. Funded by Monash-Warwick Alliance Seed Fund. Investigators: S. Zivanovic (PI at Warwick) and C. Caprani (PI at Monash). Value: £17,000.
- 2011-2014: Pedestrian interaction with lively low-frequency structures. Funded by EPSRC. Investigator: S. Zivanovic. Value: £90,240.