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Information on our research can be found in our Research Brochure. Our Current Research Students are listed here. We are currently looking to recruit highly motivated students to undertake postgraduate research in the following areas:

Research Institute for Sustainability in Engineering (RISE)

The vision of the Research Institute for Sustainability in Engineering (RISE) is to convey the concepts of sustainability within the study and practice of civil engineering.

Innovative materialsand sustainable construction (contact: Dr Mizi Fan)

Timber and reengineered timber products; Natural fibre composites; Wood cement composites; Materials from recyclates; Advanced composites; Lightweight construction; Innovative construction design.

Geo-engineering and the environment (contact: Dr Philip Collins)

Site investigation; characteristics and stability of engineering soils and sediments; coastal and floodplain environmental change; earthquake impacts; cold environment soil and hydraulic processes; environmental engineering.

Advanced structures (contact: Dr Giulio Alfano)

Analysis of RC beams retrofitted with FRP; cohesive-zone models for the analysis of delamination in composites and crack growth; Non linear analysis of reinforced-concrete structures; silo structures; monitoring bridges.

Fibre-reinforced concrete materials and structures, structural testing and modelling, structural dynamics and earthquake engineering (Contact: Dr Xiangming Zhou)

  • Testing and modeling of shrinkage and fracture of concrete and other cement-based materials at early ages
  • Advanced concrete technology, such as development of cement-based building products using extrusion technology; modeling of extrusion process of cement-based materials
  • Rheology testing and modeling of highly concentrated cement-based materials suitable for extrusion
  • Low carbon and low energy construction materials such as geopolymer, magnesium cement-based materials etc.
  • Utilization of industrial waste such as GGBS, PFA etc. in construction materials
  • Earthquake engineering and performance-based multi-hazards mitigation of high-rise building structures
  • Testing and modeling of steel-concrete composite structures
  • Testing and modeling of concrete segmental girder bridges
  • Testing and modeling of fiber-reinforced concrete structures such as fiber-reinforced concrete ground slabs

Construction management principles and applications (Contact: Dr Nuhu Braimah)

Delay and disruption analysis in construction contracts, planning and programming, project change and claims management.

In addition, through our interdisciplinary links within the School of Engineering & Design, the University and beyond, and particularly the Energy & Environmental Sustainability and Complexity Collaborative Research Networks, we welcome enquiries from students interested in the following areas:

  • Sustainability
  • Energy systems
  • Building services (e.g. climate control, refrigeration control)
  • Waste assessment and treatment (water and solids), filtration and recycling
  • Fluid dynamics
  • Geophysics
  • Environmental Change
  • Geology and geomorphology (particularly carbonates, intertidal sediments, lakes, hazards)
  • Urban Green Space
  • Environmental geochemistry
  • Radiometric dating
  • Gender & Engineering

Page last updated: Tuesday 22 October 2013