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School of Computing Science and Engineering

Dr Juliana Byzyka

Lecturer in Civil Engineering

Biography

I am a Lecturer in Civil Engineering at the School of Computing, Science and Engineering at the University of Salford. I am responsible for teaching Civil engineering Communications; Civil Engineering Construction; Design and Construction Management; and geometric design for Highway Design and Analysis modules.

Prior to this employment, I worked as part time teaching assistant at Brunel University London at the College of Engineering Design and Physical Sciences for Material Science; Solid Body Mechanics; Technical Drawings; and Professional Engineering Applications and Practice module practical sessions. During this time, I also supervised undergraduate and master’s students for their final year projects and participated as panel member for review and approval of programs for the Colleges of Business, Arts and Social Sciences; Health and Life Sciences; and College of Engineering Design and Physical Sciences at Brunel University London.

I spent five years in the industry and worked as a civil engineer in the UK and Greece for highway and telecommunications projects respectively. I graduated from the University of Thessaloniki in Greece with a BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering and from Brunel University London, UK with an MSc in Advanced Engineering Design. I received my PhD in Civil Engineering from Brunel University London, UK. My main research areas can be summarised as pavement engineering, patch repair failures on asphalt pavements, use of infrared technology in patching operations for improving the performance of pothole repairs and simulation modeling of pothole heating and repair process. My research has been supported by International Chem-Crete, Inc., EPSRC, Brunel University London, Epicuro (UK) Ltd and DAC Consulting (UK) Ltd.

Teaching

Civil Engineering Communication Civil Engineering Construction Design and Construction Management Highway Design and Analysis

Research Interests

Pavement engineering Performance enhancement of asphalt and concrete mixtures Pavement failures Pavement maintenance and rehabilitation Infrared technology FEA Sustainability and the Environment

Qualifications and Memberships

BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering, Thessaloniki, Greece, 2009 MSc in Advanced Engineering Design, Brunel University London, UK, 2015 PhD in Civil Engineering, Brunel University London, UK, 2018 Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology Graduate Member of the Institution of Civil Engineering

Publications

Byzyka, J., Rahman, M. and Chamberlain, D. A. (2018) 'An improved interface temperature distribution in shallow hot mix asphalt patch repair using dynamic heating', International Journal of Pavement Engineering, DOI: 10.1080/10298436.2018.1559315

Byzyka, J., Rahman, M. and Chamberlain, D. A. (2019) ‘Thermal influence in the performance of static and dynamic hot mix asphalt pothole repairs’, the 98th Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting. Washington, D.C., 8-12 January.

Byzyka, J., Rahman, M. and Chamberlain, D. A. (2019) ‘Experimental investigation of temperature distribution in non - heated and pre - heated hot mix asphalt patch repair’, 7th International Conference in Bituminous Mixtures and Pavements. Thessaloniki, 12-14 June.

Byzyka, J., Rahman, M. and Chamberlain, D. A. (2018) 'An innovative asphalt patch repair pre-heating method using dynamic heating', Construction and Building Materials, 188, pp. 178-197.

Byzyka, J., Chamberlain, D. A. and Rahman, M. (2017) ‘A novel control pothole repair system using radiant heat for long lasting patch repairs’, the 96th Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting. Washington D.C., 8-12 January.

Byzyka, J., Rahman, M. and Chamberlain, D. A. (2017) ‘A three-dimensional finite element analysis of temperature distribution in hot mix asphalt pothole repair’, the 10th International Conference on the Bearing Capacity of Roads, Railways and Airfields. Athens, 28-30 June.

Byzyka, J., Chamberlain, D.A. & Rahman, M. (2017) ‘Development of advanced temperature distribution model in hot - mix asphalt patch repair’, Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers-Transport, pp. 1-11.

Byzyka, J., Rahman, M. and Chamberlain, D. A. (2017) ‘Thermal segregation of asphalt material in road repair’, Journal of Traffic and Transportation Engineering (English Edition), 4(4), pp. 360-371.

Byzyka, J., Rahman, M. and Chamberlain, D. A. (2016) ‘Thermal segregation of asphalt material in road repair’, the 8th International Conference Maintenance and Rehabilitation of Pavements. Singapore, 27-29 July.