Research Excellence Framework (REF 2021)
Strathclyde’s Engineering submission, which included the research of seven departments from the Faculty of Engineering, has the joint highest impact quality profile in Scotland and joint highest environment quality profile in Scotland, based on GPA as calculated by THE.
Find out more about REF 2021 Results.
We're the only engineering department in Scotland, and one of only three civil engineering departments in the UK, to hold an Athena SWAN gold award. The award recognises our 'commitment to advancing women's careers in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine.' The department, Prof Becky Lunn, also leads the EPSRC-funded IGNITE network+ which aims to increase diversity in the energy sector by critically evaluating the systemic inequalities in policy and practice that prevent researchers from underrepresented backgrounds progressing through stages in their career pathway.
We have strong links with industry, including input from high-profile visiting professors. We have an active industrial advisory board and we offer a varied seminar series, which includes speakers from industry. We work closely with academics and industry to produce world-leading publications.
Our researchers work across three main interdisciplinary centres. Find out more about our research below.
Centre for Ground Engineering & Energy Geosciences
Our large group of researchers lead a number of national and international consortia and have expertise in a wide range of disciplines, including:
- ground engineering
- advanced materials science & applications
- faults & fluid flow
- hydro-mechanical behaviour of geomaterials
- industrial challenges
- non intrusive geo-physical ground investigation
Centre for Water, Environment, Sustainability & Public Health
We undertake fundamental and applied research to provide novel solutions to some of the most pressing environmental challenges, working both locally and internationally. Our expertise includes:
- environmental & public health
- soil contamination, remediation and restoration
- environmental assessment
- waste, energy and the circular economy
- international development
Centre for Intelligent Infrastructure
We're engaged in cutting-edge research covering a wide range of topics, including:
- intelligent infrastructure systems
- smart structures
- advanced materials
Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
University of Strathclyde,
Level 5, James Weir Building,
75 Montrose Street,
GLASGOW, G1 1XJ