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Dr Michael Rustell

Dr Michael Rustell
Lecturer in Structural Engineering


Michael is a chartered civil engineer (CEng MICE) who holds an Engineering Doctorate (EngD) in artificial intelligence in design automation of civil infrastructure. He has spent the past 8 years in industry working in ports and marine, oil & gas and nuclear industries and was a lead data scientist for the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region at AECOM prior to joining Brunel. 

Michaels interests include: deep learning, machine learning and data science in civil engineering, natural language processing, design automation and stochastic design methods.


  • Chartered Engineer (CEng)
  • Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers (MICE)
  • Doctor of Engineering (EngD) in Sustainability for Engineering and Energy Systems, University of Surrey, Guildford,
  • UK. Sponsored by HR Wallingford. Thesis: ”Knowledge Extraction and the Development of a Decision
  • Support System for the Conceptual Design of Liquefied Natural Gas Terminals Under Risk and Uncertainty”
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Oil and Gas Structural Engineering, University of Aberdeen, UK
  • Master of Science in Sustainable Development University of Surrey, UK (Completed as part of EngD)
  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering University of Plymouth, UK
  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering University of Plymouth, UK


  • Engineering Institution Coordinator

Newest selected publications

Rafiq, MY. and Rustell, M. (2014) 'Building information modeling steered by evolutionary computing'. Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, 28 (4). pp. 05014003 - 05014003. ISSN: 0887-3801

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