Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Senior Lecturer



+44 (0)20 7594 8076craig.buchanan




247Skempton BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Dr Craig Buchanan is a Senior Lecturer in Construction in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Imperial College London, Director of the Robotic Additive Manufacturing Lab 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.



Glashier T, Kromanis R, Buchanan C, 2024, An iterative regression-based thermal response prediction methodology for instrumented civil infrastructure, Advanced Engineering Informatics, Vol:60, ISSN:1474-0346, Pages:102347-102347

Zhang R, Gardner L, Amraei M, et al., 2023, Testing and analysis of additively manufactured stainless steel corrugated cylindrical shells in compression, Journal of Engineering Mechanics, Vol:149, ISSN:0733-9399

Wynne Z, Buchanan C, Kyvelou P, et al., 2022, Dynamic testing and analysis of the world’s first metal 3D printed bridge, Case Studies in Construction Materials, Vol:17, ISSN:2214-5095

Huang C, Meng X, Buchanan C, et al., 2022, Flexural buckling of wire arc additively manufactured tubular columns, Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol:148, ISSN:0733-9445

Kyvelou P, Buchanan C, Gardner L, 2022, Numerical simulation and evaluation of the world’s first metal additively manufactured bridge, Structures, Vol:42, ISSN:2352-0124, Pages:405-416

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