dr.ing. R. Kromanis (Roland)

Assistant Professor

About Me

I joined the Department of Construction Management and Engineering (CME), Faculty of Engineering Technology (ET) in September 2019 as an assistant professor (tenure track). My position is in a program on the resilient engineering (RE) of the Four Technical Universities (4TU.RE) of the Netherlands. This program (Designing Systems for Informed Resilience Engineering (DeSIRE)) has opened 16 tenure track positions. My research role aims to provide monitoring solutions for our civil infrastructure advancing their resilience.

My previous research has predominantly focused on structural health monitoring (SHM) of bridges. One of the tasks of SHM is to use sensing technologies to collect useful information about the performance of man-made (e.g. dykes, bridges, buildings) and natural (e.g. rivers, coastal dunes) components of the infrastructure. The challenge is not only collecting data/information but ‘making sense’ of it. I seek for resilient monitoring solutions, systems that are enhanced with an artificial intelligence and can recover from shocks, to provide meaningful interpretation of the performance of our civil infrastructure.


Engineering & Materials Science
Anomaly Detection
Computer Vision
Damage Detection
Hot Temperature
Structural Health Monitoring


Mariani, S., Kalantari, A. , Kromanis, R., & Marzani, A. (2024). Data-driven modeling of long temperature time-series to capture the thermal behavior of bridges for SHM purposes. Mechanical systems and signal processing, 206, Article 110934. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ymssp.2023.110934
Makhoul, N., Achillopoulou, D. V., Stamataki, N. K. , & Kromanis, R. (2023). Adaptive Pathways Using Emerging Technologies: Applications for Critical Transportation Infrastructure. Sustainability (Switzerland), 15(23), Article 16154. https://doi.org/10.3390/su152316154
Makhoul, N., Achillopoulou, D. V., Stamataki, N. K. , & Kromanis, R. (2023). Image Processing for Structural Health Monitoring: The Resilience of Computer Vision-Based Monitoring Systems and Their Measurement. In Data Driven Methods for Civil Structural Health Monitoring and Resilience: Latest Developments and Applications (pp. 279-296). CRC Press/Balkema. https://doi.org/10.1201/9781003306924-12
Faizi, K., Allsop, J., Beetham, P. , & Kromanis, R. (2023). Enhancing the Performance of Railway Trackbed with Vibro Stone Column Technique. In Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Civil, Structural and Transportation Engineering, ICCSTE 2023 Article 209 (International Conference on Civil, Structural and Transportation Engineering; Vol. 2023, No. 8). Avestia Publishing. https://doi.org/10.11159/iccste23.209
Faizi, K., Beetham, P. , Kromanis, R., & Allsop, J. (2023). Non-contact measurement of vertical deflections of rail trackbeds and performance testing of stabilized sub-ballasts using a novel micropiling system. In E. Rathje, B. M. Montoya, & M. H. Wayne (Eds.), Geo-Congress 2023: Soil Improvement, Geoenvironmental, and Sustainability (GSP 339 ed., pp. 539-548). (Geotechnical Special Publication; Vol. 2023, No. GSP 339). American Society of Civil Engineers. https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784484661.056
Borah, S., Al-Habaibeh, A. , & Kromanis, R. (2023). Measuring Thermal Response of Bridges Using Vision-Based Technologies and LVDTs. In P. Rizzo, & A. Milazzo (Eds.), European Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring - EWSHM 2022 (Vol. 2, pp. 496-505). (Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering; Vol. 254 LNCE). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-07258-1_51

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In the press

Here is a recent post on 4TU website about the MX3D printed bridge that CEM team is equipping with a sensor network: https://www.4tu.nl/resilience/news-and-events/newsletter-archive/newsletter-december19-interview-rolands-kromanis/

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Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst Complex (building no. 20), room Z230
De Horst 2
7522LW  Enschede
The Netherlands

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Horst Complex  Z230
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The Netherlands

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