Organization profile

Organisation profile

The Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering has a unique combination of multi-disciplinary expertise including civil, environmental, chemical, mechanical and electrical engineering plus materials science, geoscience, physics, chemistry and
Its world-class research portfolio includes leadership of international and multi-institutional research consortia in close collaboration with both industry and government.

The Department's researchers work across three main interdisciplinary centres:-

• Ground Engineering & Energy Geoscience
• Intelligent Infrastructure
• Water, Environment, Sustainability & Public Health

Centre for Ground Engineering & Energy Geoscience

Our researchers have expertise in a range of different disciplines, including:

-ground barrier technologies
-experimental geomechanics
-geotechnical engineering
-site investigation
-structural geology
-constitutive & numerical modelling of geomaterials

Centre for Intelligent Infrastructure

We are committed to transforming traditional structural engineering through cross-disciplinary research, recognising and transposing the recent radical innovations in material science, communication and sensor technology. 

Our expertise includes:

-intelligent infrastructure & artificial intelligence
-sensors & automation
-sustainable construction materials
-safety, resilience & economic assessment
-computational modelling

Centre for Water, Environment, Sustainability & Public Health

We undertake fundamental and applied research to provide novel solutions to some of the most pressing environmental challenges, working both locally and internationally.

Our expertise includes:

-public & environmental health
-soil contamination, restoration & remediation
-environmental assessment
-waste, energy & the circular economy
-international development

Fingerprint The fingerprint is based on mining the text of the scientific documents related to the associated persons. Based on that an index of weighted terms is created, which defines the key subjects of research unit

Soils Engineering & Materials Science
ground motion Earth & Environmental Sciences
Monitoring Engineering & Materials Science
Water Engineering & Materials Science
Water distribution systems Engineering & Materials Science
Earthquakes Engineering & Materials Science
Clay Engineering & Materials Science
modeling Earth & Environmental Sciences

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Projects 2003 2023

Research Output 1989 2019

3D printed smart repairs for civil infrastructure

Vlachakis, C., Biondi, L. & Perry, M., 10 Jul 2018, p. 1-12 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Open Access
3D printers
Intelligent materials

A Bayesian network approach to assess underwater scour around bridge foundations

Maroni, A., Tubaldi, E., Douglas, J., Ferguson, N., Zonta, D., McDonald, H., Greenoak, E., Walker, D. & Green, C., 10 Jul 2018 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Open Access
Bayesian networks

Accurate cover crack modelling of reinforced concrete structures subjected to non-uniform corrosion

Xi, X., Yang, S. & Li, C-Q., 5 Mar 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Structure and Infrastructure Engineering.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

concrete structure
reinforced concrete
Concrete construction
Reinforced concrete

Activities 2001 2019

SECED 2019 Conference

Douglas, J. (Member of programme committee)
9 Sep 201910 Sep 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganiser of major conference

NERC Standard Grant Panel (Event)

Knapp, C. (Member)
12 Dec 201813 Dec 2018

Activity: MembershipMembership of peer review panel or committee

Supergen Bioenergy Hub Researchers' Day 2018

Lord, R. (Participant)
31 May 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course


Cafe Logistique

Joan Aitken (Participant), Iain Docherty (Participant), Derek Halden (Participant), Neil Ferguson (Main contact), Malcolm Reed (Participant)

Impact: Impact - for External PortalPublic understanding, information and debate, Economic and commerce, Environment and sustainability - natural world and built environment, Policy and legislation

Climate Justice and Groundwater Resource Management in Malawi Africa

Robert Kalin (Participant)

Impact: Impact - for External PortalEnvironment and sustainability - natural world and built environment, Policy and legislation

Improved apportionment of environmental risk and liability through environmental forensics

Robert Kalin (Participant)

Impact: Impact - for External PortalEconomic and commerce, Environment and sustainability - natural world and built environment