Dr Ana M Ruiz-Teran is a Senior Lecturer in Structural Engineering at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Imperial College London. Her teaching, research and professional experience are focused on the area of Bridge Engineering. She was graduated at the University of Cantabria, Spain, as Ingeniero de Caminos, Canales y Puertos (6-year MEng in Civil Engineering), specialized in Structural Engineering, with Matrícula de Honor, being awarded the First National Prize for the Top Spanish Graduate in Civil Engineering. She spent more than five years working in industry for the companies Apia XXI, and Arenas y Asociados, Ingenieria de Diseño, as a chartered bridge engineer, being involved in the design and construction of many singular bridges. She completed a PhD on innovative types of cable-stayed bridges at the University of Cantabria, with Sobresaliente Cum Laude, being awarded with the prize for the best PhD in Engineering at this institution. She was awarded the FIB Diploma 2009 for Research. Her academic career started at the University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain, as teaching assistant, and, after completing a post-doctoral research period at Imperial College London, she was appointed Principal Lecturer at the University of East London. In 2011 she was appointed Lecturer at Imperial College London. She was awarded the Medal to Professional Merit by the Spanish Institution of Civil Engineers (Colegio de Ingenieros de Caminos, Canales y Puertos) in 2021.
Her teaching experience includes both undergraduate and postgraduate courses in structural engineering. Her main research interests are related to the structural response and design criteria of innovative bridge types (such as under-deck and combined cable-stayed bridges, curved and spatial arch-bridges, and cable-supported bridges), the accidental breakage of stay cables, and the dynamic response of slender road bridges, footbridges, and railway bridges under live load. She is also Chartered Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers and Corporate Member of the Spanish Institution of Civil Engineers (Colegio de Ingenieros de Caminos, Canales y Puertos).
She is Departmental Senior Tutor for PhD students and is responsible for the MSc programme in Concrete Structures within the Advanced Structural Engineering MSc Cluster.