Athena Silver Award

Civil & Environmental Engineering About us

We’ve over 130 years of experience in multidisciplinary education and research. We are known both nationally and internationally for our high quality research and teaching.

A unique feature is our strong links to industry and public bodies, which is integral to our research, teaching and knowledge exchange activity.

Our international profile

Several of our staff are involved in international research or are members of international committees. For example:

  • Doug Bertram and Richard Lord are members of the organising committee for the International Water Association’s Young Water Professional’s conference.
  • Stella Pytharouli is project monitoring the behaviour of the reservoir, caprock and overburden of an active CO2 injection site, the Aquistore site in Canada.
  • Alessandro Tarantino, Consortium Leader and Network Coordinator of the project 2014-2017 EC/Marie Curie IRSES project GREAT ‘Geotechnical and geological Responses to climate change:.
  • Alessandro Tarantino is also Consortium Leader and Network Coordinator of the project 2013-2016, European Commission/Marie Curie Industry-Academia Partnerships and Pathways (IAPP), ‘MAGIC’ Monitoring systems to Assess Geotechnical Infrastructure subjected to Climatic hazards.
  • Charles Knapp, “antimicrobial resistance in the environment” - active research collaborations in Canada, USA, India, Spain, Poland.
  • Charles Knapp, Alessandro Tarantino & Grainne El Mountassir: “bio–geomechanics” - active research collaborations in China and India.
  • Christine Switzer, Smouldering remediation: Student and staff engagement with Savron Solutions and Universities of Western Ontario (Canada), Queensland (Australia), and Edinburgh.
  • Elsa João, director of the prestigious International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA) for the period 2014-2017.
  • Philippe Sentenac, FP7 project RISMAC (Measurements and assessment of desiccation cracks integrity in soils with the application of remedial solutions) with Texas A&M University, USA.

Our links with Malawi

We have long standing links with Malawi, working closely with the staff of the University of Malawi on a regular basis.

Find out more about our work with Malawi

Our key members of staff

StaffDepartment role
Professor Zoe Shipton Head of Department
Professor Alessandro Tarantino Deputy Head of Department
Professor Rebecca Lunn Deputy Head of Department
Professor Rebecca Lunn Research Centre Head
Professor Vernon Phoenix Research Centre Head
Professor Daniele Zonta Research Centre Head
Dr Andrea Hamilton Director for Research
Dr Richard Lord Director for Knowledge Exchange
Dr Neil Ferguson Director for Undergraduate Studies
Dr Elsa João Director for Postgraduate Studies
Dr Doug Bertam Director of Flexible/Distance Learning
Professor Alessandro Tarantino Director for Internationalisation (UG)
Professor Robert Kalin Director for Internationalisation (PG)
Miss Lisa Lyons Department Administrator