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.

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Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Surrey