Top 4 in the UK for research excellence

Research Excellence Framework 2014

Research carried out covers all aspects of earthquake engineering and structural strengthening. The group has led various research international consortia, undertaken full-scale seismic shaking table tests and organised several international seminars.

COST Action TU1207

Action TU1207 leverages the already large amount of work carried out on the use of composite reinforcement for structural applications by individual research teams and existing learned groups.



An estimated one billion tyres are discarded each year. Post-Consumer tyre arisings for EU countries (2010) are 3.4M tonnes per year. At the moment nearly 50% of all recycled tyres/components still end up as fuel, in low grade applications or in landfill.

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Research - Sub-disciplines

Our activities span a range of fundamental, experimental and applied research.


Research Projects

Our research builds upon a culture of nurturing and addressing industry needs in collaboration with a range of stakeholders to provide innovative solutions to challenging problems.

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