Alice Cicirello BSc MEng PhD CEng MInstP

Departmental Lecturer in Dynamics and Vibration

Career Development Fellow at Balliol College

TEL: 01865 273030
  • Biography
  • Research
  • DPhil Opportunities


Dr Alice Cicirello completed a BSc (2007) and a MEng (2009) in Civil Engineering from the University of Messina (Italy), and a PhD in the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge, where she was a Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher within the EU ITN project "Midfrequency".

From 2012-2014, Alice was a Research Associate in Drilling and Structural Dynamics at the University of Cambridge. During 2014-2017 she was a Senior Research Scientist at the Schlumberger Gould Research Centre.

Alice moved to Oxford in 2017 to take up a Career Development Fellowship in Engineering Science at Balliol College, and a Departmental Lectureship in Dynamics and Vibration at the Engineering Science Department.

Other Roles

Since 2017, Alice has held the position of Honorary Lecturer at the Institute for Risk and Uncertainty, part of the University of Liverpool's Department of Civil Engineering and Industrial Design.

Research Interests

Dr Alice Cicirello established the Dynamics, Vibration and Uncertainty Laboratory (DVU lab) in September 2017. Her group’s research investigates the dynamic performance of structures when subjected to manufacturing variability and uncertainty. Their research aims to enable the design of structures that are relatively insensitive to manufacturing variability and uncertainty and can reliably withstand operating dynamic loading, and to assess the dynamic performance of structures in operating conditions. They have particular interest in the development of novel models and experimental techniques that can be applied to a broad range of industries, including aerospace, defence, automotive and oil & gas.

Examples of current research activities include the development of: uncertain descriptions under limited information, uncertainty propagation strategies, quality control testing procedure for manufacturing variability assessment, damping and friction modelling and experimental characterisation.

She is a member of the Scientific Committee of the 3rd International Conference on Uncertainty Quantification in Computational Sciences and Engineering, UNCECOMP 2019, and is part of the Institute of Physics Applied Mechanics Group committee. In 2014 she received the Young Researcher best paper award at the 12th International Conference on Computational Structures Technology for her work on imprecise probability.

DPhil Opportunities

Please see the Dynamics, Vibration and Uncertainty Lab website for current vacancies.

Dynamics, Vibration and Uncertainty Lab