Imperial College London

Dr Rupert J. Myers

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Senior Lecturer in Sustainable Materials Engineering



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Skempton BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Rupert J. Myers is Senior Lecturer in Sustainable Materials Engineering at Imperial College London.

He has worked across various engineering/science disciplines and locations, from Australia (Uni. of Melbourne), to the United States (UC Berkeley, Yale, MIT), and to Europe (EMPA, Uni. of Edinburgh, ICL).

Rupert's research and teaching focuses on driving reductions in environmental impacts and the development of sustainable engineering practice. He specifically targets construction materials that are hugely important to society, notably cementitious materials (cement, concrete, etc.), and the services/products that they provide, e.g., shelter/buildings, infrastructure, and cities.

Outstanding prospective PhD students and postdocs that are passionate about sustainability, science/engineering, and materials are encouraged to get in touch by email with their CV attached. PhD projects are continually available, on topics shown here and listed below:

  • Modelling use of materials and energy throughout society and related scenario/policy analysis, e.g., to identify environmentally beneficial technologies (industrial ecology, data engineering)
  • Using thermodynamics to fundamentally understand environmentally beneficial/harmful materials, e.g., properties of cement binders with low CO2 emissions, persistence of toxic chemicals (materials science, chemistry)
  • Assessment and characterisation of natural and anthropogenic resources for environmentally beneficial use, e.g., industrial by-products (industrial ecology, materials science)

Rupert is available for consultancy and public/media engagement on the topics above and related areas, such as industrial decarbonisation, circular economy, resource efficiency, sustainable construction, novel construction materials, low carbon cement and concrete, life cycle assessment, material flow analysis, etc.



Quan Y, YiO MHN, Li Y, et al., 2023, Influence of Bi co-catalyst particle size on the photocatalytic activity of BiOI microflowers in Bi/BiOI junctions – A mechanistic study of charge carrier behaviour, Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry, Vol:443, ISSN:1010-6030

Georgiades M, Shah IH, Steubing B, et al., 2023, Prospective life cycle assessment of European cement production, Resources, Conservation and Recycling, Vol:194, ISSN:0921-3449

Shah IH, Hadjipantelis N, Walter L, et al., 2023, Environmental life cycle assessment of wire arc additively manufactured steel structural components, Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol:389, ISSN:0959-6526, Pages:1-14

Wang J, Ray K, Brito-Parada P, et al., 2022, A Bayesian approach for the modelling of material stocks and flows with incomplete data, Arxiv

Shah I, Miller S, Jiang D, et al., 2022, Cement substitution with secondary materials can reduce annual global CO2 emissions by up to 1.3 gigatons, Nature Communications, Vol:13, ISSN:2041-1723

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