Dr Elena Atroshchenko
Senior Lecturer

Dr Elena Atroshchenko

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Senior Lecturer in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering


Elena joined UNSW in 2019 as a Senior Lecturer in the School of Civil and Engivornmental Engineering and a member of the Centre for Infrastructure and Engineering Safety (CIES). Prior to her appointment at UNSW, Elena held a position of an Assistant Professor at University of Chile, Santiago, Chile, 2012-2019. Elena's research interests lie in the area of Computational Mechanics and Numerical Methods, with application to fracture mechanics, acoustics, bending and vibration of composite plates.


MSc in Mechanics and Applied Mathematics, Saint-Petersburg State University, Russia, 2006

PhD in Civil Engineering, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, 2010


  • CVEN2002 - Civil and Environmental Engineering Computations
  • CVEN9802 - Structural Stability

Research Interests:

  • Isogeometric and generalized isogeometric analysis
  • Boundary element methods
  • Shape optimization and inverse problems
  • Generalized continuum theories




Civil Engineering Building (H20) Level 6, Room CE607
  • Journal articles | 2022
    Calderon Hurtado A; Peralta P; Ruiz RO; Makki Alamdari M; Atroshchenko E, 2022, 'Shape optimization of piezoelectric energy harvesters of variable thickness', Journal of Sound and Vibration, vol. 517, pp. 116503 - 116503, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsv.2021.116503
    Journal articles | 2022
    Jansari C; Videla J; Natarajan S; Bordas SPA; Atroshchenko E, 2022, 'Adaptive enriched geometry independent field approximation for 2D time-harmonic acoustics', Computers and Structures, vol. 263, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruc.2021.106728
    Journal articles | 2021
    Shaaban AM; Anitescu C; Atroshchenko E; Rabczuk T, 2021, '3D isogeometric boundary element analysis and structural shape optimization for Helmholtz acoustic scattering problems', Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, vol. 384, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cma.2021.113950
    Journal articles | 2020
    Videla J; Contreras F; Nguyen HX; Atroshchenko E, 2020, 'Application of PHT-splines in bending and vibration analysis of cracked Kirchhoff–Love plates', Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, vol. 361, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cma.2019.112754
  • Conference Papers | 2023
    Kaur K; Alamdari MM; Chang KC; Kim CW; Atroshchenko E, 2023, 'Damage Detection and Localization for Indirect Bridge Monitoring Exploiting Adversarial Autoencoder and Wavelet Transform', in Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, Springer International Publishing, pp. 657 - 667, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-07254-3_67