Dr. Vikram Pakrashi is an Assistant Professor in Dynamics, School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, University College Dublin, Ireland. He is a Chartered Engineer and the Director of Dynamical Systems and Risk Laboratory (DSRL), UCD which won the Engineering Lab of the Year 2017 at the Irish Laboratory Awards. Vikram is the Chair of Civil Engineering Research Association of Ireland and an Associate Editor for the ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering.
A significant part of his research has been around multidisciplinary applications of dynamics for monitoring and efficient maintenance and management of the built infrastructure. Several of his research projects are funded by the industry. Vikram is a funded investigator in the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Marine Renewable Energy Ireland (MaREI) centre of excellence.