Dr Dmytro Dizhur

PhD, BE (Hons)

Biography

Dr. Dmytro Dizhur is an awarded, chartered structural engineer and a researcher. He has lived and studied in various parts of the world, including Eastern Europe, Israel, Canada as well as several cities of New Zealand. He researches and advises on the seismic preservation of historically and culturally significant structures, as well as at-risk contemporary architecture. He provides onsite team leadership in post-event scenarios, guiding data reconnaissance and analysis. He is author of an unmatched masonry database following the Christchurch earthquake, now an international benchmark study. Dr. Dizhur has advised on over one thousand major projects for assessing, restoring and strengthening masonry buildings. He often saves millions of dollars via innovative structural testing, seismic modeling, and using cost-effective materials. Dr Dizhur is a trusted partner with the public sector, providing expertise on critical policy and national engineering standards. His design guidelines for an advanced retrofit technique using carbon fibre may be observed in projects worldwide.

Research | Current

Earthquake performance and assessemnt of existing buildings 

Seismic retrofit of unreinforced masonry buildings using innovative techniques

Experimental testing of unreinforced masonrybuilding components

In-situ testing of existing buildings

Teaching | Current

2018 - Course Director and Lecturer – ENGGEN115 – Principles of Engineering Design

2017 - Course Director and Lecturer – ENGGEN115 – Principles of Engineering Design

Distinctions/Honours

NZSEE Conference, Best Research Paper Award (2018)

Otto Glogau Award, Three Best journal papers for advances of objectives of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering (2018).

EQC/NZSEE Ivan Skinner Award - Earthquake Commission (EQC) and the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering Incorporated (NZSEE) in promoting research outcomes which reduce the impacts of earthquakes on New Zealand communities (2017).

Nomination for ‘Outstanding Paper’ award for the ASCE Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities (2017).

Otto Glogau Award, New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering (2016)

Best project under $1m, Earthquake Strengthening Award, New Zealand Society of Earthquake Engineering (2016)

Best Emerging Business Finalist – EQ STRUC Limited, Westpac Auckland Business Awards (2015)

Best Paper Award, New Zealand Society of Earthquake Engineering Conference, Rotorua, New Zealand (2015)

Best Paper Award, Australian Earthquake Engineering Society Conference, Gold Coast, Australia (2012)

Best Paper Award, 11th Canadian Masonry Symposium, Toronto, Canada (2009)

Second place award in international earthquake engineering postgraduate competition (IDEERS) in Taiwan (2009)

Winner of international earthquake engineering undergraduate competition (IDEERS) in Taiwan (2007)

Holmes Consulting Group Scholarship (2006)

Best student award, Transportation Engineering, University of Auckland (2006)

Top 5% achievers in engineering award, University of Auckland (2005)

Top 5% achievers in engineering award, University of Auckland (2004)

Areas of expertise

Seismic assessment, investigation and retrofit of masonry buildings

Committees/Professional groups/Services

The North American Masonry Society (TMS)

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI)

Institute of Professional Engineers of New Zealand (IPENZ)

New Zealand Society of Earthquake Engineering (NZSEE)

Structural Engineering Society of New Zealand (SESOC)

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

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  • Bailey, S., Dizhur, D., Trowsdale, J., Griffith, M., & Ingham, J. M. (2015). Performance of posttensioned seismic retrofit of two stone masonry buildings during the Canterbury earthquakes. Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, 29 (4)10.1061/(ASCE)CF.1943-5509.0000603
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Jason Ingham
  • Dizhur, D., Griffith, M. C., & Ingham, J. M. (2014). Pullout strength of NSM CFRP strips bonded to vintage clay brick masonry. Engineering Structures, 69, 25-36. 10.1016/j.engstruct.2014.02.006
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Jason Ingham
  • Derakhshan, H., Dizhur, D., Griffith, M., & Ingham, J. (2014). In situ out-of-plane testing of as-built and retrofitted unreinforced masonry walls. Journal of Structural Engineering, 140 (6).10.1061/(ASCE)ST.1943-541X.0000960
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Jason Ingham
  • Dizhur, D., Griffith, M., & Ingham, J. (2014). Out-of-plane strengthening of unreinforced masonry walls using near surface mounted fibre reinforced polymer strips. Engineering Structures, 59, 330-343. 10.1016/j.engstruct.2013.10.026
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Jason Ingham
  • Derakhshan, H., Dizhur, D. Y., Griffith, M. C., & Ingham, J. M. (2014). Seismic assessment of out-of-plane loaded unreinforced masonry walls in multi-storey buildings. Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, 47 (2), 119-138. Related URL.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Jason Ingham
  • Dizhur, D., Ingham, J., Moon, L., Griffith, M., Schultz, A., Senaldi, I., ... Centano, J. (2011). Performance of Masonry Buildings and Churches in the 22 February 2011 Christchurch Earthquake. Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, 44 (4), 279-296. Related URL.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Jason Ingham
  • Dizhur, D., Derakhshan, H., Griffith, M., & Ingham, J. (2011). In-situ testing of a low intervention NSM seismic strengthening technique for historic URM buildings. International Journal of Materials and Structural Integrity, 5 (2-3), 168-191. 10.1504/IJMSI.2011.041933
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Jason Ingham
  • Dizhur, D., Ismail, N., Knox, C., Lumantarna, R., & Ingham, J. (2010). Performance of unreinforced and retrofitted masonry buildings during the 2010 Darfield earthquake. New Zealand Society of Earthquake Engineering Bulletin, 43 (4), 321-339. Related URL.

Contact details

Primary office location

B906 STRUCTURES HALL - Bldg 906
Level 2, Room 215
262 KHYBER PASS
NEWMARKET
AUCKLAND 1023
New Zealand

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