Imperial College London

Anthony Carpenter

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Assistant







430Skempton BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Anthony Carpenter is a Postdoctoral Research Assistant (PDRA) in the Geotechnics section of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Imperial College London. Starting in April 2023, Anthony's research forms the 'Ground' component of the Structural Analysis with Radar Remote Sensing (StARRS) project.

This includes the development of machine learning techniques for a ground-based Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR) system. This bespoke remote sensing tool will be utilised for the Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) of nuclear energy facilities undergoing decommissioning, in collaboration with EDF Energy.

From 2018 to 2023, Anthony was part of the Imperial College London, Cambridge University and Open University (ICO) Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Nuclear Energy, where he obtained the MRes in Nuclear Energy, PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering Research, and Diploma of Imperial College (DIC). His research included the application of satellite InSAR for monitoring surface deformation surrounding the construction of Hinkley Point C, and the development of a drone-borne InSAR system. He also successfully supervised 5 MSc dissertation projects in Civil Engineering and Soil Mechanics, with a focus on laboratory radar experiments and satellite InSAR monitoring.

In 2023, Anthony was a Research Assistant at Royal Holloway University of London, responsible for the delivery of the Chandrayaan-2 and Shukrayaan-1 pre-phase A bilateral programme, in collaboration with the UK Space Agency (UKSA). This project aims to increase the science output from the current lunar mission, whilst fostering international collaboration with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for an orbiter to study Venus.

In 2018, Anthony received the MSc in Environmental Monitoring, Modelling, and Management from King's College London, with research of remote sensing applications for wildfire mapping. During his studies, Anthony did an internship with the British Red Cross Geographic Information System (GIS) and Maps Team, where he researched and implemented methods to improve the validation practices of spatial data for humanitarian and emergency mapping.

In 2017, Anthony obtained the BSc in Geography from Royal Holloway University of London, focusing on physical geography, remote sensing, and GIS.

Areas of expertise:

Fieldwork, GIS, InSAR, Nuclear Energy, Physical Geography, Radar, Remote sensing





Carpenter A, Lawrence J, Ghail R, et al., 2023, The development of copper clad laminate horn antennas for drone interferometric synthetic aperture radar, Drones, Vol:7, ISSN:2504-446X, Pages:1-25

Wang Z, Lawrence J, Ghail R, et al., 2022, Characterizing micro-displacements on active faults in the Gobi Desert with time-series InSAR, Applied Sciences-basel, Vol:12, ISSN:2076-3417, Pages:1-24

Thesis Dissertations

Carpenter A, 2019, Investigating surface deformation surrounding Hinkley Point C using InSAR

Carpenter A, 2018, A comparative study of two methodologies for the quantification of emissions from the 2017 California Thomas Wildfire using MODIS

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