Dr. Jan Podrouzek
Assistant Professor, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic




Podrouzek, J., Bucher, Ch., Deodatis, G. 2014. Identification of critical samples of stochastic processes towards feasible structural reliability applications. Structural Safety, Volume 47, March 2014, Pages 39-47.


Podrouzek, J., Strauss, A., Bergmeister, K. 2013. Robustness based performance assessment of a pre-stressed concrete bridge. Structural Concrete, WILEY-VCH Verlag. doi:10.1002/suco.201300002

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Jan Podrouzek


Research Interests


•    Stochastic processes 
•    Environmental modelling
•    Reliability of civil infrastructure
•    Deterioration of concrete structure
•    Non-traditional numerical techniques

Jan graduated from the Vienna Doctoral Programme in 2014. His doctoral dissertation was entitled, "Probability based analysis tools for assessing the reliability of water resource structures."

He has contributed to several research projects within the activities of the Centre for Integrated Design of Advanced Structures, CIDEAS, and Integration Research Centre of Inorganic Composites, CIVAK during his studies at the Faculty of Civil Engineering, Brno University of Technology.  In addition to his academic activities, he has been a co-author of two studies for the Union for the Morava River.  One study looked at extending the river basin capacity in Krnov and integrating it into the city structure as an alternative to a constructing a dam.  A second involved assessing the dynamics of natural processes of the Oder River and forecasting river bank erosion.  Jan also gained experience of the maritime environment and an introduction into the Waterkeeper Alliance during an internship at New York Harbor School, USA. 

Key Facts


Jan obtained a bachelors degree in civil engineering (2008) from Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic. His dissertation work looked at degradation modelling of concrete structures using cellular automata. He then completed an engineering masters diploma in 2010 at the same institute in Construction and Traffic Structures. This focused on degradation and reliability modelling of concrete bridges.  During his masters studies, Jan worked on several research projects at the department of chemistry and at the department of structural mechanics.   His work specialised on nonlinear modelling of concrete behaviour, durability and reliability of concrete structures and cellular automata simulations including the stochastic effects, which resulted in development of standalone software.  Jan now works as a private consultant.

Jan has attended and presented at several international conferences.  He is a member of the International Association for Bridge Maintenance and Safety (IABMAS) and International Association for Life-Cycle Civil Engineering (IALCCE).