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Civil & Environmental Engineering Centre for Intelligent Infrastructure

The Centre for Intelligent Infrastructure is committed to transforming traditional structural engineering through cross-disciplinary research, recognising and transposing the recent radical innovations in material science, communication and sensor technology.

We use techniques from chemistry, computer science, electronic engineering, physics, biochemistry and management science to solve societal problems surrounding the safety and resilience of structures that support energy generation, waste storage, transport and urban infrastructure.

We combine fundamental research with industrial engagement, working across sectors such as construction, transportation, oil and gas, heritage buildings, renewables and nuclear, in collaboration with UK and EU government agencies and national laboratories. Our research outputs include industrial patents and a spin-out company.

Our expertise includes:

  • intelligent infrastructure & artificial intelligence
  • sensors & automation
  • sustainable construction materials
  • safety, resilience & economic assessment
  • computational modelling

Our research areas

Meet the team

 NameTitleAreas of expertise
Daniele Zonta    Daniele Zonta Head of Centre Daniele specialises in structural health, monitors and bridge management. 
Dr Andrea Hamilton MRSC

Andrea Hamilton

Senior Lecturer  Andrea's expertise lies in structural materials, chemo-mechanics of deteriorations and conservation. 
  Neil Ferguson Senior Lecturer  Neil looks at transport systems, accessibility and risk and equality.
Enrico Tubaldi smiling at the camera Enrico Tubaldi Lecturer  Enrico's interests include infrastructure, vulnerability and structural modelling. 
 Shangtong Yang smiling at the camera Shangtong Yang Lecturer Shangton's expertise lies in fracture mechanics and durability. 
 John Douglas John Douglas Lecturer John specialises in risk analysis and seismic hazard.
andrew briggs wears a blue jacket and smiles at the camera Andrew Briggs Senior Teaching Fellow  Andrew's interests lie within creative structural design. 
 michael murray smiling at the camera Michael Murray Teaching Fellow Michael looks at construction management and Engineering Pedagogy 
 marcus perry smiling at the camera Marcus Perry Lecturer  Marcus's expertise is within sensor systems and automated maintenance.