We’re well known for our research in structural fire engineering, earthquake engineering, blast engineering, flood prediction and prevention and leakage management. Our growing expertise in resilient infrastructure, sustainable construction, energy, digital technologies, new materials, and managing risk and hazards, means we’re now at the forefront of tackling some of the most pressing issues of our time.
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Our department has been research-led for over 100 years and we're organised into four disciplines: Geotechnical Engineering, Resources, Infrastructure Systems & Built Environments, Structural Engineering & Materials, and Water Engineering.

Our work is focused across five themes, which align our interdisciplinary academic strengths to address some of the key scientific, social and environmental threats we're facing. This demonstrates the increasing importance of our research in addressing global challenges and building more sustainable and resilient societies.

Research films

Urban Flows Observatory

Blast research

Water research

Water contamination research

Water contamination research