Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Professor of Structural Engineering



+44 (0)20 7594 6058leroy.gardner




435Skempton BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Leroy Gardner is Professor of Structural Engineering and Director of Research in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Imperial College London. He is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of both the Institutions of Civil (FICE) and Structural (FIStructE) Engineers. He is engaged in teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, specialist advisory work and leading an active steel structures research group.

His principal research interests, in respect of which he has co-authored four textbooks and some 250 papers, lie in the areas of structural testing, numerical modelling and the development of design guidance for steel structures. In particular, through his involvement in European and other research projects, he has devised methods for designing with non-linear materials and has contributed to the formulation of design rules for Eurocode 3. He is a member of the European and BSI Committees responsible for Eurocode 3.

Prof Gardner is actively involved in both the Institutions of Civil and Structural Engineers. For IStructE, he is Chair of the IStructE Research Panel, past Chair of the North Thames Regional Group and Member of the Papers Awards Judging Panel and the Structural Futures Committee.

He is also Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Steel Structures, and the new research journal of the Institution of Structural Engineers - 'Structures'.

Prof Gardner was awarded the IABSE prize in 2017.





dos Santos GB, Gardner L, 2020, Design recommendations for stainless steel I-sections under concentrated transverse loading, Engineering Structures, Vol:204, ISSN:0141-0296, Pages:1-11

Kucukler M, Xing Z, Gardner L, 2020, Behaviour and design of stainless steel I-section columns in fire, Journal of Constructional Steel Research, Vol:165, ISSN:0143-974X, Pages:1-18

Tan Q, Gardner L, Han L, et al., Performance of concrete-filled stainless steel tubular (CFSST) columns after exposure to fire, Thin Walled Structures, ISSN:0263-8231

Wang F, Young B, Gardner L, Compressive behaviour and design of CFDST cross-sections with stainless steel outer tubes, Journal of Constructional Steel Research, ISSN:0143-974X

Wang F, Young B, Gardner L, CFDST sections with square stainless steel outer tubes under axial compression - Experimental investigation, numerical modelling and design, Engineering Structures, ISSN:0141-0296

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