Donya Hajializadeh, University of Surrey
Donya Hajializadeh
Senior Lecturer and Director of Employability at the School of Sustainability, Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Surrey

Donya is a Chartered Engineer and Director of Employability at the University of Surrey, with over a decade’s experience in structural and bridge engineering, specialised in building direct and indirect damage identification and structural health monitoring systems, resilience, risk, reliability (3R) assessment of transport infrastructure, infrastructure interdependency assessment and building performance-based digital twins. Her recent work on scaled and practice-based feasibility study for an indirect damage detection system received DfT's Chief Scientific Advisor's 'Innovative Solution' award in 2022. Donya has contributed to diverse projects, from implementing virtual real-time load and load effect monitoring concepts to developing service life assessment tools for road and rail bridges across Europe.