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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.

Expertise

Structural Health Monitoring
Cameras
Hot Temperature
Smartphones
Computer Vision
Damage Detection
Monitoring
Temperature

Publications

Recent
Obiechefu, C. B. , Kromanis, R., Mohammad, F., & Arab, Z. (2021). Vision-Based Damage Detection Using Inclination Angles and Curvature. In C. Rainieri, G. Fabbrocino, N. Caterino, F. Ceroni, & M. A. Notarangelo (Eds.), Civil Structural Health Monitoring: Proceedings of CSHM-8 Workshop (pp. 115-127). (Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering; Vol. 156). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-74258-4_7
Kromanis, R. (2021). Characterizing Footbridge Response from Cyclist Crossings with Computer Vision-Based Monitoring. In C. Rainieri, G. Fabbrocino, N. Caterino, F. Ceroni, & M. A. Notarangelo (Eds.), Civil Structural Health Monitoring: Proceedings of CSHM-8 Workshop (pp. 83-95). (Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering; Vol. 156). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-74258-4_5
Lydon, D., Lydon, M. , Kromanis, R., Dong, C-Z., Catbas, N., & Taylor, S. (2021). Bridge Damage Detection Approach Using a Roving Camera Technique. Sensors (Switzerland), 21(4), 1-21. [1246]. https://doi.org/10.3390/s21041246
Kromanis, R. (2020). Health monitoring of bridges. In Start-Up Creation: The Smart Eco-Efficient Built Environment (2nd ed., pp. 369-389). (Woodhead Publishing Series in Civil and Structural Engineering). Woodhead Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1016/b978-0-12-819946-6.00014-x
Galadanci, A. S., Ianakiev, A. , Kromanis, R., & Robinson, J. (2020). Energy investigation framework: Understanding buildings from an energy perspective view. Journal of Building Engineering, 28, [101046]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jobe.2019.101046
Kromanis, R., & Forbes, C. (2019). Multi-angle measurement collection and analysis approach of bridge dynamic response using smartphones. In G. Chen, & S. Alampalli (Eds.), 9th International Conference on Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure: Transferring Research into Practice, SHMII 2019 - Conference Proceedings (pp. 213-218). International Society for Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure (ISHMII).

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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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Visiting Address

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

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University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst Complex  Z230
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands

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