Our multi-disciplinary research addresses the global need for delivering long-term, sustainable performance of existing and new infrastructure systems. We are leaders in modelling and managing the impacts of extreme natural and human hazards, such as earthquakes, climate change, flooding, industrial processes, traffic and crowds. We are also leading an international effort towards improving water quality in developing countries.
Our application studies range in scale from complete national and regional systems, such as flood catchments, and hydro-power, water, electricity and transport networks, through individual artefacts, such as nuclear facilities, dams, long-span bridges and buildings, to low-cost water quality monitoring devices. All our research groups collaborate widely with academic and industrial partners from across the engineering, science and social science disciplines, and from around the world.
Our state-of-the-art facilities include the largest six-axis shaking table in the country.
The research activities in the Department are highly rated with 80% of our output recongnised as world leading or internationally excellent