Imperial College London

Professor Nick Buenfeld

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Head of Department, Professor Concrete Structures



+44 (0)20 7594 5955n.buenfeld




Ms Lucy Chivers +44 (0)20 7594 6098




441/442Skempton BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





  • Outstanding Paper 2020 Award, Materials and Structures Journal, 2021
  • YK Cheung Lecturer, The University of Hong Kong and Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, 2019
  • HonFICT, 2015
  • FREng, Royal Academy of Engineering, 2011
  • ICE MCR Award, Institution of Civil Engineers, 2009
  • Sir Frederick Lea Memorial Lecturer, ICT, 2004
  • ICE Telford Premium, Institution of Civil Engineers, 1999
  • CEng, Engineering Council UK, 1984
  • PhD, University of London, 1984
  • DIC, Imperial College, 1981
  • MSc, Imperial College, 1981

External Positions

Membership of Professional Bodies

Industrial Connections

  • Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, Los Angeles, Advice on achieving an unusually long design life.
  • EPR nuclear power stations (AMEC/EDF), Development of specification for nuclear island (2008-11).
  • Great Man-made River, Libya, Advice on construction and durability (2001-10)
  • Jubilee Line Extension (London Underground Ltd), Life prediction and remote monitoring guidance.
  • Southern Expressway Sri Lanka (Government of Sri Lanka), Advice on the cause and implications of cracking to a series of new bridges (2010).
  • Troll offshore platform (Norwegian Contractors), Theoretical study of influence of sea-water flow through cracks on stability of the platform under storm conditions.
  • Tsing Ma Bridge (Hong Kong Government), Expert witness in litigation.
  • William J Marshall and Partners, Expert witness/advice concerning litigation arising from construction defects and premature deterioration.