Dr Kirsty Kuo (Newton)
Structural, engineering, railways
Energy and Environment, Engineering
Kirsty holds a Bachelor of Engineering with First Class Honours and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Western Australia. She completed her PhD with the Dynamics and Vibration Group in the Department of Engineering at Cambridge University, UK in 2011. Her research area involved developing innovative methods for reducing noise and vibration generated by railway trains, especially in underground tunnels. She has also completed a Post-doctoral Research Fellowship at the Research Foundation, Flanders based in KU Leuven, Belgium in 2018. Her research focussed on the modelling of railway vibration in urban areas using a hybrid prediction method.
Prior to this she spent 8 years at the University of Cambridge, completing her PhD and then as a post-doctoral researcher on the UK's first publicly funded climate engineering project SPICE. Her current research involves the development and use of computational methods for the analysis of engineering structures, to ensure safe, efficient, and cost-effective design. These engineering structures range from underground railway tunnels and multi-storey buildings to high-altitude balloons and soap bubbles. She also has a keen interest in the ethical, social, and legal aspects of new technologies.