Centre for Infrastructure Systems Engineering (CISE)

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 themes

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

Research areas

Civil infrastructure monitoring and analytics (CIMA)

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.

Research projects

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  • Principal investigator: Dr Dan Bompa
  • Start date: 16 December 2020
  • Equipment installation: By 31 July 2021.

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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

Senior Lecturer

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Dr Donya Hajializadeh

Lecturer in Bridge/Structural Engineering

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Dr Boulent Imam

Senior Lecturer

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Professor Robert Lawson

Professor of Construction Systems

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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

Professor of Structural Engineering

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Dr Juan Sagaseta

Senior Lecturer in Structural Engineering

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Professor Paul Smith

Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Executive Dean (FEPS)

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Dr Ying Wang

Senior Lecturer

Research staff

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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

Postgraduate Research Student

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Domenic Di Francesco

Postgraduate Research Student

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Nigel Lawton

Postgraduate Research Student

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Samuel Nkereuwem

Project: Optimising structural elements containing hybrid fibre-reinforced concrete

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Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Surrey