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 400 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.





Arrayago I, Real E, Mirambell E, et al., 2020, The continuous strength method for the design of stainless steel hollow section columns, Thin Walled Structures, Vol:154, ISSN:0263-8231, Pages:1-12

Walport F, Gardner L, Nethercot D, 2020, Equivalent bow imperfections for use in design by second order inelastic analysis, Structures, Vol:26, ISSN:2352-0124, Pages:670-685

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

Xu F, Chan T-M, Sheehan T, et al., 2020, Prediction of ductile fracture for circular hollow section bracing members under extremely low cycle fatigue (ELCF), Engineering Structures, Vol:214, ISSN:0141-0296

Wang F, Young B, Gardner L, 2020, Compressive behaviour and design of CFDST cross-sections with stainless steel outer tubes, Journal of Constructional Steel Research, Vol:175, ISSN:0143-974X

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