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Dr Priya Vishnu PhD

Lecturer in Building Services

Doctoral Co-Supervisor
School of Built Environment

Priya has experience developing novel solutions to complex engineering problems through qualitative and quantitative analysis of experimental data, interpretation of scientific evidence acquired through advanced nonlinear, large-deformation finite element analysis and application of fundamental engineering knowledge to derive new methodologies. Her research so far has been crucial in developing design guideline for the lead extrusion dampers. 

She attained PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Cantebury after securing a Masters in Aeronautical Engineering and Bachelors in Engineering. Having a diverse academic and research background, she enjoys working collaboratively on multi-disciplinary projects. 


Contact details

  • Location: QA3.17, Quadrangale A


  • Doctor of Philosophy - University of Canterbury (2021)

Certifications and Registrations

  • Licence, Co-Supervisor, Massey University

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Earthquake damping devices

Finite Element Analysis

Prediction Modelling

Fatigue testing and analysis

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Aerospace Engineering (090100):
Built Environment And Design (120000):
Civil Engineering (090500): Composite and Hybrid Materials (091202): Earthquake Engineering (090504): Engineering (090000): Materials Engineering (091200): Mechanical Engineering (091300): Solid Mechanics (091308): Structural Engineering (090506)

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 1 0

Research Outputs


Vishnupriya, V., Rodgers, GW., & Chase, JG. (2022). Nonlinear Finite-Element Modeling of HF2V Lead Extrusion Damping Devices: Generic Design Tool. Journal of Structural Engineering (United States). 148(1)
[Journal article]Authored by: Vishnu, P.
Vishnu, P., Rodgers, G., & Chase, G. (2021). Modeling limit force capacities of high force to volume lead extrusion dampers. Frontiers of Structural and Civil Engineering.
[Journal article]Authored by: Vishnu, P.
Vishnupriya, ., Rodgers, GW., Mander, JB., & Chase, JG. (2018). Precision Design Modelling of HF2V Devices. Structures. 14, 243-250
[Journal article]Authored by: Vishnu, P.


Araghi Hashemi, A., Rasheed, E., & Vishnu, P. (2022). The Development of a Decision-Support System (DSS) for Selecting Best-Fit Zero-Carbon Building Materials; The Cases of Iran and New Zealand Building Industries. Creating Capacity and Capability for the Future of the Built Environment. : The 7th New Zealand Built Environment Research Symposium (NZBERS)
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Rasheed, E., Vishnu, P.
Vishnu, P., Rodgers, GW., & Chase, JG.Finite Element Modelling of HF2V lead extrusion dampers for specific force capacities. . SkyCity, Auckland
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Vishnu, P.
Vishnu, P., Rodgers, GW., Chase, JG., & Zhou, C.Generalisable nonlinear finite element modeling for high force to volume (HF2V) device design. . Sendai, Japan
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Vishnu, P.
Vishnu, P., Rodgers, GW., & Chase, JG.(2021). Upper and lower bound force capacity estimates of lead extrusion damper design force using classical extrusion models. . Christchurch, Canterbury
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Vishnu, P.

Teaching and Supervision

Courses Coordinated

  • 218.331 Construction Quality Assurance

Graduate Supervision Statement

Priya encourages motivated Individuals with good academic track record keen on pursuing Master or PhD to get in touch to know about research opportunities and research interests.

Dr Priya Vishnu is available for Masters and Doctorial supervision.

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Co-supervisor 4 0

Current Doctoral Supervision

Co-supervisor of:

  • Ali Hashemi Araghi - Doctor of Philosophy
    The Development of a Decision-Support System (DSS) for Selecting Best-fit Zero-Carbon Building Materials; The Cases of Iran and New Zealand Building Industries
  • Zhe Gong - Doctor of Philosophy
    Sustainable construction: Carbon sequestration in buildings and infrastructure
  • Hemn Ahmed - Doctor of Philosophy
    Numerical/computational study on the combined effect of nonlinear viscous damper and brace stiffness for multistory building.
  • Ayuba Jerry Likita - Doctor of Philosophy
    Application of Building Information Modeling and Lean Construction to Enhance Modern Construction Practice

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