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Vilnay, Margi

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  • 9 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
20122019

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Biography

Margi is the Structural Engineering lecturer on the Graduate Apprentice in Civil Engineering degree at the University of Dundee. Previously, Margi was the course leader for the BSc(Hons) in Civil Engineering at Abertay University where she lectured in structural engineering. Prior to that, Margi worked for a global engineering consultancy where she dealt with the structural integrity of offshore platforms in the North Sea.  During this time she was awarded a Northern Research Partnership funding in collaboration with the University of Dundee to assess the behaviour of corrugated steel panels used in offshore modules under blast loads.  

Margi has a strong background in structural dynamics and her research focuses on using advanced numerical methods for finding structural response during events such as earthquakes, blast and impact. Margi was a member of the EU funded Prohitec  (Protecting of Historical Buildings by Reversible Mixed Technologies) research during her Masters. Her PhD research dealt with assessing the behaviour of reinforced concrete columns under blast loads.

Margi enjoys lecturing; she is committed to bringing theory to life with practical examples and tasks. In 2019 Margi was nominated for the student led Teaching Awards in four categories: 'Excellent Feedback', 'Best Module', 'Enhancing Student Opportunities' and 'Excellent Teaching'. In 2017 she was nominated as ‘Outstanding Teacher’ in the student-led teaching awards after having previously received the Langlat Award for Excellence in teaching and the best tutor award several times at the Technion.

Margi completed her BSc(Hons) and Research MSc(cum laude) in structural engineering at the Technion before obtaining a PhD from Heriot Watt university. She has a postgraduate certificate in higher education (PGCert) and is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA). Margi is a chartered member of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), an Executive Member of COMEC and committee member of Tayside and Fife ICE.

Education/Academic qualification

PGCert THE, Abertay University

Award Date: 1 Jun 2018

Doctor of Philosophy, Heriot-Watt University

Award Date: 1 May 2017

Master in Science, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology

Award Date: 1 Jul 2008

Bachelor of Science, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology

Award Date: 1 Jun 2005

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Research Output

  • 9 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
  • 3 Conference contribution
  • 2 Article
  • 1 Book
  • 1 Review article

Fidelity of Computational Modelling of Offshore Jacket Platforms

Vilnay, M., Sivickij, V., Watters, F., Doerich-Stavridis, C. & Chernin, L., Jun 2019, In : Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Engineering and Computational Mechanics. 172, 2, p. 79-93 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
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    Pressure-impulse diagram method: a fundamental Review

    Chernin, L., Vilnay, M., Shufrin, I. & Cotsovos, E., 1 Jun 2019, In : Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Engineering and Computational Mechanics. 172, 2, p. 55-69 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

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    Numerical investigation of the response of RC columns under blast loads

    Vilnay, M., Chernin, L. & Cotsovos, D., Sep 2017, Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Structural Safety under Fire & Blast.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  • Advanced material modelling of concrete in Abaqus

    Vilnay, M., Chernin, L. & Cotsovos, D., Jul 2016, Proceedings of the 9th International Concrete Conference 2016 Environment, Efficiency and Economic Challenges for Concrete. Jones, M. R., Newlands, M. D., Halliday, J. E., Csetenyi, L. J., Zheng, L., McCarthy, M. J. & Dyer, T. D. (eds.). Dundee, UK: University of Dundee, p. 1132-1143 12 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  • Blast dynamics of beam-columns via analytical approach

    Chernin, L., Vilnay, M. & Shufrin, I., Feb 2016, In : International Journal of Mechanical Sciences. 106, p. 331-345 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 7 Citations (Scopus)

    Activities

    • 2 Publication peer-review
    • 2 Membership of committee
    • 1 Membership of council

    Council of Military Education Committees (External organisation)

    Margi Vilnay (Member)

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    Activity: Membership typesMembership of council

    Engineering Structures (Journal)

    Margi Vilnay (Peer reviewer)

    2018 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review

    Tayforth Military Education Committee (External organisation)

    Margi Vilnay (Member)

    2017 → …

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of committee

    British Journal of Environment and Climate Change (Journal)

    Margi Vilnay (Peer reviewer)

    2017 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review

    Institution of Civil Engineers (External organisation)

    Margi Vilnay (Member)

    2017 → …

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of committee

    Press / Media

    STV’s The People’s History Show: Victoria Drummond

    Margi Vilnay

    25/06/18

    1 Media contribution

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