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.



Kyvelou P, Huang C, Gardner L, et al., 2021, Structural testing and design of wire arc additively manufactured square hollow sections, Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol:147, ISSN:0733-9445, Pages:1-19

Zhang R, Buchanan C, Matilainen V-P, et al., 2021, Mechanical properties and microstructure of additively manufactured stainless steel with laser welded joints, Materials and Design, Vol:208, ISSN:0264-1275, Pages:1-20

Zhang R, Gardner L, Buchanan C, et al., 2021, Testing and analysis of additively manufactured stainless steel CHS in compression, Thin Walled Structures, Vol:159, ISSN:0263-8231

Gardner L, Kyvelou P, Herbert G, et al., 2020, Testing and initial verification of the world's first metal 3D printed bridge, Journal of Constructional Steel Research, Vol:172, ISSN:0143-974X, Pages:1-10


Kyvelou P, Slack H, Wadee MA, et al., 2021, Material testing and analysis of WAAM stainless steel, Eurosteel 2020, Sheffield, UK

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