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





Prof Gardner leads an active research group working in the general area of steel structures. Analytical, numerical and experimental methods are employed to perform both fundamental and applied research. 

Funding for research projects has been provided by EPSRC, UK and overseas industry, student scholarships and other contributions.

Within the general area of steel structures, there are numerous ongoing research projects (some of which are outlined above) and opportunities. Applications from oustanding candidates are welcome at any time of year. Email for more information.

More information about the activities of the steel structures research group may be found here.




The Steel Construction Institute

South Ealing Tyres and Exhausts

The British Constructional Steelwork Association

Research Student Supervision

Ashraf,M, Structural stainless steel design (Completed 2006)

Chan,TM, Structural behaviour of elliptical hollow sections (Completed 2007)

Cruise,R, Behaviour of structural stainless steel cross-sections (Completed 2007)

Law,A, Structural design of elliptical hollow sections

McCann,F, Stability of beams with discrete lateral restraints

McCann,F, Lateral torsional buckling of steel beams

Ng,K, Stainless steel structures in fire (Completed 2006)

Nip,A, Seismic response of metallic structures (Completed 2009)

Osofero,AI, Mechanics and design of prestressed stayed columns

Saari,N, Inelastic response of steel structures

Saliba,N, Lean duplex stainless steel structures

Salih,E, Stainless steel connections

Theofanous,M, Stability and plasticity in metallic structures

Wang,F, Deformation based steel design