Overview of the Advanced Structural Engineering Cluster

Overview of the Structures Research group

Underpinned by state-of-the-art computational tools and recent major investments in our advanced structural testing and concrete durability laboratories, our research ranges from fundamental to applied aspects of structural engineering. In addition to our work on new and improved structural forms and materials, a growing theme has been on the response of structures to extreme loading including work on blast-resistance, seismic behaviour and structural robustness. Our contribution in the areas of lifetime assessment, durability and long-term behaviour continue to expand, as does our work on structural biomechanics. 

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Who works in the Structures Research section

Structures Academic and Teaching Staff A-Z

Postgraduate research admissions (PhD, EngD)

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 Nick Buenfeld

Nick Buenfeld

Professor of Concrete Structures and Head of Department, PhD, DIC, FICE, FIStructE, FREng
Head of Civil and Environmental Engineering Department
Concrete structures; Deterioration mechanisms; Design for durability; Condition assessment and monitoring; Life prediction of new and existing concrete structures. 
 Ahmed Elghazouli

Ahmed Elghazouli

Professor of Structural Engineering and Head of Section, PhD, DIC, CEng, FIStructE, FICE
Head of Structural Engineering Section
Director of MSc in Earthquake Engineering

The response of structures to extreme loads, Structural earthquake engineering, Structural fire engineering; Structural robustness. 
 Leroy Gardner

Leroy Gardner

Professor of Structural Engineering, PhD, DIC, CEng, FICE, FIStructE
Director of Research
Structural testing; Numerical modelling and the development of design guidance for steel structures.
 Bassam Izzuddin

Bassam Izzuddin

Professor of Computational Structural Mechanics, PhD, DIC, MASCE, CEng, FIStructE
Director of the MSc Programme
Nonlinear structural analysis; Finite element analysis; Extreme loading; Simplified modelling; Robustness and progressive collapse; Multi-scale modelling; Steel structures; Concrete structures; Glass structures.
 Luke Louca

Luke Louca

Reader in Engineering Structures, PhD
Behaviour and design of structures subjected to explosions. 
 Lorenzo Maccorini

Lorenzo Macorini

Senior Lecturer in Structural Engineering, PhD
Director of the MSc in General Structural Engineering and MSc in Structural Steel Design
Masonry structures (numerical modelling, analysis under extreme loading, strengthening); Computational structural mechanics; Composite structures (long-term and collapse behaviour, seismic performance).
 Christian Malaga

Christian Malaga Chuquitaype

Senior Lecturer in Structures, PhD, DIC
Earthquake engineering and structural dynamics; structural timber engineering and hybrid construction, resilient and smart structures; performance-based and multi-hazard structural design.
 David Nethercot

David Nethercot

Senior Research Investigator, Emeritus Professor of Civil Engineering, PhD, FREng, FIStructE, FICE, FCGI
Structural engineering; Structural analysis; Steel structures; Connection behaviour on the overall performance of frame structures
 Andrew Phillips

Andrew Phillips

Senior Lecturer in Structural Biomechanics, PhD, CEng, MIMechE
Biomechanics, FE and inverse dynamics; Musculo-skeletal modelling; Blast biomechanics; Orthopaedic device assessment / design, Structural optimization. 
 Sunday Popo-Ola

Sunday Popo-Ola

Senior Research and Teaching Fellow, PhD, DIC, FHEA
Structural Engineering and testing; Composite Construction, Modern method of Construction, Fixing and anchor technology; Cladding and Façade Technology; Indigenous Materials; Structural Modelling; BIM; CAD and Expert Witness.
 Andy Pullen

Andy Pullen

Senior Research Fellow
Structures, Structural materials; Blast and impact loading behaviour; Elements under impact; Extreme compressive stresses; Strain rate.
 Ana Ruiz-Teran

Ana Ruiz-Teran

Senior Lecturer in Bridge Engineering, PhD, CEng, MICE, FHEA
Director of MSc in Concrete Structures
Bridge engineering; Structural engineering; Innovative types of cable-stayed bridges; Spatial arch bridges; Footbridges; Accidental breakage of stay cables; Prestressed concrete; Bridge design.
 Adam Sadowski

Adam Jan Sadowski

Senior Lecturer in Structural Engineering, PhD
Thin and thick shell structures, stability of shells.
 Peter Stafford

Peter Stafford

Reader in Engineering Seismology & Earthquake EngineeringPhD
Quantitative risk analysis; Probabilistic methods in engineering seismology and earthquake engineering; Reliability theory. 
 Margaret Szabo

Margaret Szabo

Senior Teaching Fellow in Structures, PhD, FHEA
Structural mechanics, structural design, biomechanics
 Robert Vollum

Robert Vollum

Reader in Concrete Structures, PhD, CEng, MIStructE
Long-term deflections of reinforced concrete slabs; Beam-column joints; Shear in beams; Punching shear; Numerical modelling of reinforced concrete structures; Strut and tie modelling; Control of early age thermal cracking.
 Ahmer Wadee

Ahmer Wadee

Professor of Nonlinear Mechanics, PhD, CMath, FIMA, CSci, MRI
Director of Postgraduate Research
Structural stability; Structural mechanics; Structural engineering; Laminated composite and layered materials; Steel structures; Sandwich structures; Nonlinear buckling theory; Applied mathematics; Structural failure; Solid mechanics.
 Hong Wong

Hong Wong

Reader in Structures and Materials, PhD, DIC
Microstructure characterisation; Concrete petrography; Image analysis; Degradation of concrete structures; Modelling performance from microstructure.
Structures Academics A-Z
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Structures Research Staff A-Z

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 Dan Bompa

Dan Bompa

Research Associate, PhD
Hybrid connections of RC floors to steel columns by means of shearkeys, structural testing, numerical and analytical modelling
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Alejandro Barrero

Alejandro Barrero

Research Associate, PhD
Email Alejandro

 Craig Buchanan

Craig Buchanan

Research Associate, PhD
3D printing, metals, material testing, structural testing, finite element modelling. 
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 Corrado Chisari

Corrado Chisari 

Marie Curie Fellow, PhD 
MultiCAMS - Multi-level Model Calibration for the Assessment of Historical Masonry Structures
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 Pinelopi Kyvelou

Pinelopi Kyvelou

Research Associate
Cold-formed steel structures
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Luca Modenese

Luca Modenese

Imperial College Research Fellow, PhD
Computational models of the musculoskeletal anatomy; Advanced dynamic analyses to understand the principles underlying human motion and motor control
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 Jie Wang

Jie Wang

Research Associate, PhD
Structural testing; Numerical modelling and the development of design guidance for steel structures (e.g. conventional carbon steel, high strength steel and stainless steel structures). 
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 Marcus Yio

Marcus Yio

Research Associate, PhD
Cementitious materials; Concrete durability; Microstructure; Microscopy; Image analysis
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 Xiang Yun

Xiang Yun

Research Assistant
Structural testing; High strength steel structures; Aluminium structures and Steel structure design
Email Xiang
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Administration contacts

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 Peter Stafford Structures Cluster MSc Director
Dr Peter Stafford
+44 (0)20 7594 7916
 Ruth Bello Cluster Administrator
Ms Ruth Bello
+44 (0)207 594 6040
Administration contacts for the Structures cluster
Administration contacts