From optimising the management of large-scale complex networks, through the long-term behaviour and interactions of structures and soils with their surroundings, down to the development of new materials and the monitoring and control of air and water quality, our research focuses on the delivery of sustainable infrastructure in the widest of contexts.
Over the past ten years, very strong cross-disciplinary research themes have developed, particularly in sustainability, air quality and water, linking our staff with researchers in the Department of Mechanical Engineering Sciences and the Centre for Environment and Sustainability, as well as in other parts of the University.
By sharing resources with other departments we can support multi-disciplinary, multi-scale research which spans traditional subject boundaries and enables science-led enquiry to create engineered solutions to industrially relevant problems both nationally and globally.
We actively publish papers in leading, peer reviewed journals and at international conferences. Take a look at details of publications for each individual academic, or search through our Department's publications using the Open Access Database.
Research centres and groups
Director of the Centre, Dr Devendra Saroj, leads on developing, implementing and managing innovative solutions and interventions for the protection of the environment and public health.
Director of the Centre, Professor Marios Chryssanthopoulos, leads on sustainable infrastructure delivery and management.
Director of the Group, Professor Suby Bhattacharya, leads on the characterisation, understanding and behaviour of granular materials, soil, clays etc.
What we have to offer
We offer numerous facilities including a Materials and Structures laboratory, Air Quality Lab and a Geotechnical laboratory which our research students benefit from.