Dr Dima Dizhur

PhD, BE (Hons)

Biography

Dr Dmytro Dizhur has lived and studied in various parts of the world, including Eastern Europe, Israel, Canada as well as several cities of New Zealand. Dmytro currently serves as the flagship Research Fellow at the newest Centre of Research Excellence (CoRE), QuakeCoRE: Centre for Earthquake Resilience.

Dmytro received his PhD in Civil Engineering from the University of Auckland in 2012. He is drawn towards research and implementation in earthquake risk reduction. He is actively involved in research and consulting work related to the seismic performance and retrofit of existing masonry buildings. 

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

Distinctions/Honours

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)

  • 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
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/21354
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Jason Ingham
  • Derakhshan, H., Dizhur, D., Griffith, M. C., & Ingham, J. M. (2014). In Situ Out-of-Plane Testing of As-Built and Retrofitted Unreinforced Masonry Walls. Journal of Structural Engineering, 140 (6), 04014022-04014022. 10.1061/(ASCE)ST.1943-541X.0000960
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/29100
    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
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/29082
    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
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/29266
    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.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/22786
    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.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/29297
    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.