Mihaela Anca CIUPALA

Dr Mihaela Anca Ciupala


Resilient Built Environment, and Intelligent Technologies Research groups

Department of Engineering & Construction , School Of Architecture, Computing And Engineering

Dr Mihaela Anca Ciupala is a Reader in Structural Engineering and a European Union (EU) Marie Curie Research Fellow.

Dr Ciupala is an active researcher and a committed lecturer. Dr Ciupala’s interdisciplinary research currently spans the areas of structural engineering, environmental engineering, and applied digital science. Her work is currently focusing on structural seismic damage assessment and sustainable seismic retrofitting of buildings, and the application of AI in structural and sustainability solutions. Dr Ciupala has been an active PhD supervisor in the above interdisciplinary research areas. As an educator, Dr Ciupala has been teaching a broad range of engineering subjects related to civil/structural engineering, mechanical engineering, mechatronics, and railway engineering.


  • PhD in Earthquake Engineering and Safety of Structures, Technical University "Gh Asachi" Iasi, Romania (1999)
  • MEng Honours in Civil Engineering, Technical University "Gh Asachi" Iasi, Romania; Faculty of Civil Engineering and Building Services (1991)
  • MBA in General Management, University of East London, UK (2009)

Areas Of Interest

  • Structural seismic damage assessment and sustainable seismic retrofitting solutions for buildings
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Cyber Physical Systems for structural engineering and sustainability applications
  • Construction of narratives and communication of new perspectives on engineering and sustainability
  • Sustainable built environment and communities