General information

Seweryn KOKOT, PhD, DSc

E-mail: s.kokot (at), sewkokot (at)

Work in Poland

Since 2002, I am a teacher and researcher at the Faculty of Civil Engineering, Department of Structural Mechanics, Opole University of Technology.

Work abroad

2009-2012: 3-year stay at European Laboratory for Structural Assessment (ELSA), Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission, Ispra, Italy. Post-doc grant, project: Robustness of frame structures against accidental loading.

2002-2003: 12-month Marie-Curie Fellowship Training Site at European Laboratory for Structural Assessment, Joint Research Center, Ispra, Italy. Project: Damage detection of frame structures using vibration measurements.


2020: habilitation (associate professor), Opole University of Technology, habilitation dissertation: "Progressive collapse of reinforced concrete frame structures under column removal", Publishing House of Opole University of Technology, Opole, 2019.

2002-2007: PhD Eng., Faculty of Civil Engineering, Opole University of Technology, Opole, PhD thesis (with honors): Application of genetic algorithms in dynamic identification of damage distributions in beams and frames.

1997-2002: Master of Science. Faculty of Civil Engineering, Opole University of Technology, Opole, specialization: Building and engineering structures, MSc thesis: Vibration mitigation of tall buildings with tuned mass dampers under wind excitation.


2005 X: International Course: Dynamic methods for damage detection in structures, Udine, Italy.

1997-2002: Faculty of Civil Engineering, Technical University of Opole specialisation: Building and engineering structures

2003 X: International Course: Parameter identification of materials and structures, Udine, Italy.

2003: one-year Italian language course, Ispra, Italy.

1999 X: one-month French language course, Grenoble, France.

Computer skills

Structural analysis (statics and dynamics): OpenSees (Tcl, Python), Sap 2000, Cast3m, Calfem

Programming languages: Fortran, Python (libraries: Numpy, Scipy, Matplotlib, Calfem, OpenSees), Matlab/Octave, LaTeX (Pstricks)

Operating systems: GNU/Linux (Debian, Archlinux), Windows

Research interests

  • structural mechanics
  • structural dynamics
  • structural damage detection and localisation [Publications]
  • computer aided design
  • vibration measurements of structures
  • optimisation methods (genetic algorithms)