Your PhD, Our Research

Top 4 in the UK for research excellence

Research Excellence Framework 2014


Civil engineers help to create and protect the world we live in. Driven by teaching and research excellence, we inspire and empower our students to engineer a better future.

City’s energy and resource usage to be understood by new Observatory

The energy and resource use in one of the UK’s biggest cities will be analysed by a new £1.8 million centre at the University of Sheffield.

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£3.7m funding secured to tackle the UK’s deteriorating water infrastructure

A £3.7m investment has been announced to enable researchers from to develop new more scientific ways to better manage distributed water infrastructure...

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A concrete world-first!

The first world-wide, large-scale casting using recycled tyre polymer fibres took place in the Department in October as part of Dr Shan-Shan Huang and Prof Kypros Pilakoutas's Newton Fund Innovation Bridge award to research the recycling of tyre steel and polymer fibres for use in the concrete construction industry.

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Our Research

The department's academic staff are organised into research groups which reflect their specific areas of research activity. Within Civil and Structural Engineering there are four overarching research areas: Structures, Ground, Water and Environmental.

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World-leading talent

As one of the UK’s top 4 research universities we attract excellent national and international researchers who all contribute to a thriving research environment.

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Partnerships and collaborations

Our work with key partners, from leading practices and professional organisations to community groups and regional authorities, keeps us at the forefront of innovative research. We have profiled some case studies of our collaborative working.

Our Engineers support Earthquake-hit Nepal> “Newton Fund” award> University of Sheffield Receives £4.4m funding>
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We Are International
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Twenty65 Water Research
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Heavy Structures Lab
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