Abdollah is an Assistant Professor in the School of Civil Engineering and the leader of Structural Dynamics and Assessment Laboratory (SDA-Lab) in UCD. His main areas of research interest are Structural Assessment for Civil Infrastructure including "Transport Infrastructure" and "Offshore Wind Turbines". In recent years, he has been collaborating with industry for the optimisation of offshore wind turbines. This includes dynamic numerical modelling of soil-structure interaction of turbine’s foundations using fully integrated load simulations. He is also working on the use of vibration measurements for structural health monitoring of offshore wind turbines and transport infrastructure. Abdollah works closely with industry and is open to new collaborations and involvement in relevant funding opportunities in offshore wind energy.