Dr.ir. M. Nogal Macho


Dr Maria Nogal is an Assistant Professor in TU Delft at the section Integral Design and Management. She is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Trinity College Dublin and Visiting Professor at University College Dublin.

She obtained her Degree and Master's in Civil Engineering with a specialisation in Structures in 2012. After working in the private sector as a structural designer and project manager, she studied a Master of Research in Civil Engineering and finished her PhD thesis on mathematical modelling applied to traffic.


Maria’s research focusses on the resilience of the built environment, its assessment and management, paying special attention to the impact of climate change upon the interconnected infrastructure systems. She is interested in the integration of social aspects (e.g., human capacity of adaptation or behavioural change during stressful situations) to achieve a more comprehensive understanding of the performance of engineering systems, and therefore to better support informed decision-making processes.

  • Maria is the coordinator and main lecturer of CME4500 Engineering System optimisation (4 ECTs), which is a specialisation course of MSc Construction Management and Engineering (CME).
  • The course is designed to provide future managers of engineering systems with the knowledge and tools required in their professional development to support a quantitative, model-based, and multi-criteria decision-making process. It is an oriented-to-practice course that guarantees students can give solution to the real problems that will face during their professional life.
  • Associated Scientific of the 4TU.Resilience Engineering within the 4TU.Federation (Netherlands)
  • Val, D.V., Yurchenko, D., Nogal, M. and O’Connor, A., 2019. Climate Change-Related Risks and Adaptation of Interdependent Infrastructure Systems. In Climate Adaptation Engineering (pp. 207-242). Butterworth-Heinemann. ISBN: 9780128167823
  • Nogal, M. and O’Connor, A., 2018. Considerations of Resilience Management in Transportation. Guide on Resilience (vol. 2): Domains of resilience for complex interconnected systems., p.107.
  • Nogal, M. and O’Connor, A., 2018. Resilience assessment of transportation networks. Routledge Handbook of Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure, p.199. ISBN: 9781138306875
  • Nogal, M. and O’Connor, A., 2017. Cyber-transportation resilience. Context and methodological framework. In Resilience and Risk (pp. 415-426). Springer, Dordrecht. DOI: 10.1007/978-94-024-1123-2_15

Maria Nogal

Assistant Professor

Materials, Mechanics, Management & Design (3Md)

Integral Design & Management

Engineering & Systems

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