Sascha Duczek

Sch-Civil & Environmental Eng
Contact details:
+61 (2) 9385 0128
+61 (2) 9385 6139

Civil Engineering Building (H20)
Level 6, Room CE614
Kensington Campus

Lecturer in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Dr Sascha Duczek is a Lecturer in Computational Mechanics in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UNSW and a member of the Centre for Infrastructure and Engineering Safety (CIES), a position he has held since January 2019. Before joining UNSW he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg. He was involved in several interdisciplinary projects in the context of structural health monitoring (SHM) applications, where he was concerned with the development of efficient numerical methods for the analysis of wave propagation phenomena in thin-walled structures. Therefore, the propagation of elastic guided waves (Lamb waves, Love waves, Rayleigh waves, etc.) is an important are for his innovative high order finite element and fictitious domain approaches.

Looking for a Ph.D. Student

A postgraduate position (Ph,D.) is available in the area of computational mechanics. The candidate will be dealing with the development of numerical methods based on the finite element method (FEM) and fictitious domain techniques. Candidates are expected to have a Bachelor's (Honours) or Master's degree in one of the following fields: Mechanical Engineering, Computational Science and Engineering, Civil Engineering, (computational) Physics, or (computational/applied) Mathematics. The candidates should have a strong background in numerical analysis, FEM, and programming (Matlab, Fortran, C, etc.). Suitable candidates, fulfilling the mentioned criteria, are strongly encouraged to apply.

In order to undertake postgraduate research students will generally need to obtain a scholarship either from UNSW ( or from the government of their homeland. The eligibility can be checked in the self-assessment tool ( If the assessment does not indicate "likely to be competitive for a scholarship" a successful application is unlikely. If the self-assessment was passed please email me:

  • CV with details of any research experience/publications
  • Brief statement outlining your suitability for the research area
  • Academic transcripts
  • Results of the self-assessment tool
  • Details of the proposed funding arrangement (if applicable)
  • Student information form
  • Results of an English-language test

Please do yourself a favour by personalising your email and do not send the same application to each member of the school or faculty.


Doctor of Engineering (Computational Mechanics), Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany, 2014

Diploma degree (equivalent to Master of Engineering), Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany, 2010

Study abroad, The University of Adelaide (Mechanical Engineering), Australia, 2008

Editorial Boards

Structural Control and Health Monitoring

  • Official Journal of European Association for the Control of Structures
  • Journal of the International Association of Structural Control and Monitoring

Aims and Scope

  • Theoretical and technological aspects of structural control, structural health monitoring theory and smart materials and structures.
  • Focus on aerospace, civil, infrastructure and mechanical engineering applications.

Technische Mechanik (Scientific Journal for Fundamentals and Applications of Engineering Mechanics)

  • Open Access Journal
  • Free of publication costs
  • Fast and constructive peer-review process

Aims and Scope

  • Research in the field of mechanics
    • Theoretical mechanics
    • Applied mechanics
    • Experimental mechanics
    • Computational Mechanics
    • Fluid dynamics


GAMM (International Association of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics)

MATEM (Association for Engineering Mechanics in Magdeburg; publisher of the open access journal Technische Mechanik)