Experienced researcher at Future Cities at GATE Institute, Sofia, Bulgaria
Mariya Pantusheva is an experienced researcher in the Future Cities research group at GATE Institute. She holds an MSc in Structural Engineering from the University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy, Sofia, Bulgaria. She is currently working on a doctoral thesis addressing the specific aspects of fluid-structure interaction in industrial applications during seismic events.
Mariya has over 8 years of experience in urban investment design, computer modelling, and physics-based simulations incorporating finite element analysis (FEA) and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) for various industries, including automotive, aerospace and defence, manufacturing, and urban ventilation.
As a GATE Institute research team member, Mariya’s work covers numerical simulations of outdoor and indoor urban environments. These include examining environmental factors, wind flow patterns, and air pollution dispersion, emphasising their impact on urban and occupant comfort, energy efficiency, and urban design.
Mariya's research interests include 3D modelling, multi-physics simulations, and digital twins with applications in industrial and urban design (urban planning, structural, and seismic design), ventilation studies, HVAC optimisation, thermal and solar radiation modelling, pollution dispersion modelling, pedestrian and occupant comfort analyses, and erosion modelling for cultural heritage sites.