Our department has been research-led for over 100 years and our academic staff are organised into four overarching disciplines, the main ones being Water Engineering and Structural Engineering and Materials.
Our urban water research discipline is the UK's largest and includes Environmental Fluid Mechanics, Groundwater Protection & Restoration, Sustainable Drainage Systems & Urban Drainage, Water Distribution Systems & Infrastructure, and Catchments & River Flooding.
Structural Engineering & Materials
Our Structural Engineering & Materials discipline is one of the largest of its kind in the UK and includes the following Research Groups: Concrete Structures, Steel & Composite Structures, Earthquake Engineering, Computational Mechanics & Design, Blast & Impact Engineering and Intelligent Infractructure.
This research group focuses on physical modelling, particle scale studies and the application of numerical optimisation in geotechnical engineering.
Resources, Infrastructure Systems & Built Environments
This interdisciplinary research group focuses on planning, policy and design for the creation of a built environment that allows humanity to thrive within the carrying capacity of the planet.