I'm Colin Caprani, from Dublin, Ireland, and am a Senior Lecturer in Structural Engineering at Monash University, Melbourne Australia, previously at Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland. This site primarily represents my professional activities, and so I'll elaborate on my background: Education BSc(Eng) - Bachelor of Science in Structural Engineering (First Class Honours, placed first in class at Dublin Institute of Technology, Bolton St.), University of Dublin, 1999; DipEng - Diploma in Structural Engineering, Dublin Institute of Technology, 1999; PhD - Doctor of Philosophy, University College Dublin, 2006. Professional Memberships CEng MIStructE - Chartered Member of the Institution of Structural Engineers; CEng MIEI - Chartered Member of the Institution of Engineers of Ireland; MIABSE - Member of the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering. Professional Associations ISWIM - International Society of Weigh-In-Motion - Member; IABMAS - International Association for Bridge Maintenance and Safety, Member. Professional Activities Honourary Secretary of the Republic of Ireland Branch of the Institution of Structural Engineers from 2009. Committee member since 2001; Founding member of IABSE Irish National Group; Chair of Bridge Engineering strand of Bridge & Concrete Research in Ireland 2010 conference. Industrial Experience Bridge engineer with Roughan O'Donovan, 1 year part-time; Structural engineer on buildings with Carew Associates (now White Young Green, Dublin), 2 years; Structural engineer on buildings with Walsh Goodfellow, 2 years; Draughtsman, site engineer and student design engineer, about 1 year total. Reviews/Editor Reviewer for Structure & Infrastructure Engineering; Reviewer for ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering; Reviewer for Engineering Structures; Reviewer for Structural Engineering International; Reviewer for BCRI 2010; Branch editor of the Republic of Ireland Branch Special Edition of The Structural Engineer, 16 August 2005, Branch editor of the Republic of Ireland Branch Special Edition of The Structural Engineer, April 2009; Editor of the Institution of Structural Engineers, Republic of Ireland Branch Newsletter, 2005 - 2008. Awards Second Prize, Young Researchers' Conference, Institution of Structural Engineers, London, 2004; Winner of the Institution of Structural Engineers, Republic of Ireland Branch Student Prize, 1999; Winner of the Michael Carew Prize for Best Overall Student Performance in the 1999 class of Structural Engineering, DIT; Winner of the Irish Precast Concrete Association, Structural Design Computer Program Project, DIT, 1999. Since it's not all about work, on the personal side I love to whitewater kayak - especially the travelling that it can involve. Otherwise it's cycling: road or MTB, both are great fun!