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.