Centre for Infrastructure Systems Engineering

Infrastructure systems engineering covers activities across a wide range of length scales aimed at sustainable infrastructure delivery and management. Research encompasses the characterisation and modelling of damage processes through asset life-cycles, the simulation of complex structural systems under cyclic, dynamic and extreme loads, and the performance assessment and management of large infrastructure networks.

Research areas

    Civil infrastructure monitoring and analytics

    Digital technologies, including sensing technologies, telecommunication engineering, and data science, have enormous potential to transform the construction industry. Monitoring data analytics, whether physics-based or data driven, can improve maintenance efficiency and optimise asset life. At Surrey, we have so far investigated a range of issues related to the application of such techniques in metallic bridges, pipelines and other structures, bringing together expertise in materials and structures, as well as statistics, informatics and decision theory. Our collaboration with various industry partners enables us to analyse real data from critical infrastructure assets and to influence the development of industry guidelines on inspection and maintenance.

    Dr Ying Wang has recently been awarded an EPSRC grant: An integrated physics-based and data-driven approach to structural condition identification, which aims to develop an integrated algorithm to create a reliable and effective approach for structural health monitoring, which can find different applications.

    Other areas

    We also work across the following areas:

    • Advanced FE modelling and testing of structural systems under static/dynamic/fatigue loading
    • Asset performance and management of potable water networks
    • Innovative construction materials and their durability
    • Reliability assessment of large infrastructure systems
    • Robustness and progressive collapse of structures
    • Structural health monitoring and damage assessment
    • Structural glass and glass facades.

    Research projects

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    Start date: October 2019

    End date: May 2020


    Academic staff

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    Dr Dan Bompa

    Lecturer in Civil and Structural Engineering

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    Professor Marios Chryssanthopoulos

    Professor of Structural Systems

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    Dr Alex Hagen-Zanker

    Reader in Infrastructure Systems

    Donya Hajializadeh profile image

    Dr Donya Hajializadeh

    Senior Lecturer in Bridge/Structural Engineering

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    Dr Boulent Imam

    Senior Lecturer

    Stergios Aristoteles Mitoulis profile image

    Dr Stergios Mitoulis

    Senior Lecturer in Civil and Structural Engineering

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    Dr Michael Mulheron

    Reader in Construction Materials, Director of Learning and Teaching for Civil and Environmental Engineering

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    Professor Gerard Parke

    Emeritus Professor of Structural Engineering

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    Dr Juan Sagaseta

    Reader in Structural Robustness

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    Professor Paul Smith

    Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Executive Dean (FEPS)

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    Dr Ying Wang

    Senior Lecturer

    Research staff

    Dimitra Achillopoulou profile image

    Dr Dimitra Achillopoulou

    Marie Curie Research Fellow

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    Dr Jingyan Yu

    Research Fellow

    Postgraduate research students

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    Aliyu Abdullahi

    Project: Towards digital twin technologies for structural integrity assessment of offshore wind turbines under long-term vibrations

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    Domenic Di Francesco

    Project: System effects in structural integrity management

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    Nigel Lawton

    Project: The analysis of urban growth and surface permeability informed by Earth Observation data

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    Samuel Nkereuwem

    Project: Optimising structural elements containing hybrid fibre-reinforced concrete

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    Omidali Samavati

    Project: Rationalization of lattice spatial structures with emphasizing on minimisation of wasted material

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    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    University of Surrey
    GU2 7XH