Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Lecturer in Construction



+44 (0)20 7594 8076craig.buchanan




247Skempton BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Dr Craig Buchanan is Lecturer in Construction in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Imperial College London and a group leader in the Data Centric Engineering programme at the Alan Turing Institute, the UK’s data science institute.

His research covers the testing, numerical simulation and development of design guidance for conventionally produced and 3D printed metallic hollow structural sections. Craig is also working on the MX3D Bridge, the world’s first metal 3D printed pedestrian bridge.

Craig has worked as a structural engineer on projects for Highways England, London Underground and Crossrail.

He is a former Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Quest scholar and past winner of the 2012 Sparkes-Pippard Award, 2015 Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE) Young Researchers’ Conference and the 2018 Unwin Prize.

Craig has co-supervised a number of undergraduate and postgraduate student research projects, and has peer reviewed submissions for technical journals and industry publications. He is a graduate member of the ICE and IStructE.



Buchanan C, Gardner L, 2019, Metal 3D printing in construction: a review of methods, research, applications, opportunities and challenges, Engineering Structures, Vol:180, ISSN:0141-0296, Pages:332-348

Buchanan C, Real E, Gardner L, 2018, Testing, simulation and design of cold-formed stainless steel CHS columns, Thin-walled Structures, Vol:130, ISSN:0263-8231, Pages:297-312

Buchanan C, Matilainen V-P, Salminen A, et al., 2017, Structural performance of additive manufactured metallic material and cross-sections, Journal of Constructional Steel Research, Vol:136, ISSN:0143-974X, Pages:35-48

Buchanan C, Gardner L, Liew A, 2015, The continuous strength method for the design of circular hollow sections, Journal of Constructional Steel Research, Vol:118, ISSN:1873-5983, Pages:207-216


Buchanan C, Gardner L, Zhao O, et al., 2018, Design of stainless steel CHS beam-columns, Pages:503-511

More Publications