Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Professor of Structural Engineering



+44 (0)20 7594 6058leroy.gardner




435Skempton BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Leroy Gardner is Professor of Structural Engineering and Director of Research in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Imperial College London. He is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of both the Institutions of Civil (FICE) and Structural (FIStructE) Engineers. He is engaged in teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, specialist advisory work and leading an active steel structures research group.

His principal research interests, in respect of which he has co-authored four textbooks and some 250 papers, lie in the areas of structural testing, numerical modelling and the development of design guidance for steel structures. In particular, through his involvement in European and other research projects, he has devised methods for designing with non-linear materials and has contributed to the formulation of design rules for Eurocode 3. He is a member of the European and BSI Committees responsible for Eurocode 3.

Prof Gardner is actively involved in both the Institutions of Civil and Structural Engineers. For IStructE, he is Chair of the IStructE Research Panel, past Chair of the North Thames Regional Group and Member of the Papers Awards Judging Panel and the Structural Futures Committee.

He is also Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Steel Structures, and the new research journal of the Institution of Structural Engineers - 'Structures'.

Prof Gardner was awarded the IABSE prize in 2017.





Afshan S, Gardner L, Zhao O, et al., Buckling of stainless steel columns in fire, SEMC 2016

Kyvelou P, Gardner L, Nethercot DA, Composite action between cold-formed steel beams and wood-based floorboards, Eighth International Conference on Advances in Steel Structures (ICASS)

Gardner L, Yun X, Macorini L, et al., The continuous strength method for hot-rolled steel and steel-concrete composite design, Eleventh International Conference on Steel Concrete and Hybrid Structures – ASCCS. 3rd-5th December 2015, 8-15. (Keynote)

Gardner L, Theofanous M, Liew A, Non-doubly symmetric stainless steel sections in bending, Ninth EUROMECH Solid Mechanics Conference. 6th-10th July, 2015. (Invited paper).

Gardner L, Design of steel structures to Eurocode 3 and alternative approaches, International Symposium on Advances in Steel and Composite Structures, 27th November 2015, 39-51.

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