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.





Wu K, Wadee MA, Gardner L, 2019, Stability and ultimate behaviour of prestressed stayed beam-columns, Engineering Structures, Vol:201, ISSN:0141-0296

Wang Z, Wang Y, Zhang Y, et al., 2019, Experimental investigation and design of extruded aluminium alloy T-stubs connected by swage-locking pins, Engineering Structures, Vol:200, ISSN:0141-0296, Pages:1-15

Walport F, Gardner L, Nethercot DA, 2019, A method for the treatment of second order effects in plastically-designed steel frames, Engineering Structures, Vol:200, ISSN:0141-0296, Pages:109516-109516

Liu F, Wang Y, Gardner L, et al., 2019, Experimental and numerical studies of reinforced concrete columns confined by circular steel tubes exposed to fire, Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol:145, ISSN:0733-9445

Wang F, Young B, Gardner L, 2019, Experimental study of square and rectangular CFDST sections with stainless steel outer tubes under axial compression, Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol:145, ISSN:0733-9445

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