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