We’re well known for our research in structural fire engineering, earthquake engineering, blast engineering, flood prediction and prevention and leakage management. But our discipline is no longer just about infrastructure above and below ground. Our growing expertise in resilient infrastructure, sustainability and carbon-neutral construction, energy generation & storage, digital technologies, characterisation of new materials, and managing risk and hazards, means we’re at the forefront of tackling some of the most pressing issues of our time.
student in HSL lab 3

Our department has been research-led for over 100 years and our academic staff are organised into four overarching disciplines: Geotechnical Engineering, Resources, Infrastructure Systems & Built Environments, Structural Engineering & Materials, and Water Engineering.

Our work is focused across five major research themes, which align our interdisciplinary academic strengths to address some of the key scientific, social and environmental challenges of the new millennium. This serves to demonstrate the increasing importance of civil and structural engineering research in addressing developing global challenges and building more sustainable and resilient societies.

Research films

Urban Flows Observatory

Water research

Blast research