Dr Marcus Perry

Senior Lecturer

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Personal statement

I'm a Senior Lecturer and Director of Knowledge Exchange in Civil and Environmental Engineering, and leader of the Civil Automation group in the same department.

My research interests relate to the development of sensors and automated systems for monitoring and repairing civil infrastructure. For more information, please see my group's website: http://personal.strath.ac.uk/m.perry/


Geopolymer-based moisture sensors for reinforced concrete health monitoring
Biondi Lorena, Perry Marcus, McAlorum Jack, Vlachakis Christos, Hamilton Andrea
Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical Vol 309 (2020)
Wind turbine lifetime extension decision-making based on structural health monitoring
Rubert T, Zorzi G, Fusiek G, Niewczas P, McMillan D, McAlorum J, Perry M
Renewable Energy Vol 143, pp. 611-621 (2019)
Ambient cured fly ash geopolymer coatings for concrete
Biondi L, Perry M, Vlachakis C, Wu Z, Hamilton A, McAlorum J
Materials Vol 16 (2019)
Deterioration of cracks in onshore wind turbine foundations
McAlorum Jack, Perry Marcus, Fusiek Grzegorz, Niewczas Pawel, Mckeeman Iain James, Rubert Tim
Engineering Structures Vol 167, pp. 121-131 (2018)
3D printed smart repairs for civil infrastructure
Vlachakis Christos, Biondi Lorena, Perry Marcus
9th European Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring Series (EWSHM), pp. 1-12 (2018)
Smart cements : repairs and sensors for concrete assets
Biondi Lorena, Perry Marcus, Vlachakis Christos, Hamilton Andrea
Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems 2018 (2018)

more publications


CL137/EO105 Fundamentals of Civil Engineering Engineering / Mechanics and Materials. This first year course teaches students how to derive, apply and understand relationships in continuum mechanics. We cover: stress and strain in three dimensions; ductile, brittle and plastic material stress-strain behaviour; construction material mechanical behaviour; concrete mix design; financial costs and sustainability of engineering materials.

CL313 Concrete Mix Design. This third year course provides students with an understanding of the methods that can be used to achieve a concrete mix with desired wet and cured properties. The course includes practical considerations of the cost, availability and environmental impact of standard and novel materials.

Professional Communication. This course provides students with skills and hands-on experience to improve their effectiveness in oral presentations, seminar engagement, report writing and displaying numerical data. Taught to students at the Shanghai University of Electric Power (SUEP) and Northeast Dianli University (NEDU) in China.

Professional activities

Faculty Robotics and Automation Users Group Discussion
Concrete Magazine: Structural health monitoring
Highways Magazine: Structural health monitoring
ICE: Structural health monitoring of infrastructure with sensors
Scottish Space School

more professional activities


NMIS/COWI/HE PhD Studentship
Perry, Marcus (Principal Investigator)
04-Jan-2019 - 03-Jan-2023
Towards more Earthquake-resilient Urban Societies through a Multi-sensor-based Information System enabling Earthquake Forecasting, Early Warning and Rapid Response Systems (TURNKEY)
Douglas, John (Principal Investigator) Perry, Marcus (Co-investigator) Roberts, Jen (Co-investigator) Tubaldi, Enrico (Co-investigator) Zonta, Daniele (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 31-Jan-2022
Automated maintenance: 3D printed smart cement repairs
Perry, Marcus (Principal Investigator)
This project will develop printed ‘smart cement’ patch repairs for concrete and steel infrastructure. The technology will allow for the remote, robotic application of adhesive smart cement patches which simultaneously repair, monitor, protect and augment ageing civil assets in the oil & gas industry. Data from smart cement patches will be streamed to asset management software so that it can be automatically translated into key indicators of structural health. Our goal is to fully automate monitoring and maintenance, from sensor-repair installation through to data acquisition, interpretation and decision-making support. This new approach will unlock safe, affordable and flexible strategies for monitoring and maintenance. Printed smart cements offer a fixed-cost solution: one that can be rapidly tailored to fit different structures or types of damage, and one that can be installed remotely in areas that are difficult to access by operators. The technology could also limit the financial and environmental costs of new construction activity, by supporting the ongoing safety and resilience of oil & gas assets during operation, life-extension and decommissioning
07-Jan-2019 - 06-Jan-2020
Smart pumping for Subsurface Engineering (Prosperity Partnership)
Shipton, Zoe (Principal Investigator) Corney, Jonathan (Co-investigator) Dempster, William (Co-investigator) Perry, Marcus (Co-investigator) Pytharouli, Stella (Co-investigator) Stankovic, Lina (Co-investigator) Stankovic, Vladimir (Co-investigator) Yang, Shangtong (Co-investigator) Fan, Ding (Researcher) Parastatidis, Emmanouil (Researcher) Rizzuto, Francesco (Researcher) Xi, Xun (Researcher)
01-Jan-2018 - 31-Jan-2023
Game Changers Award
Perry, Marcus (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 28-Jan-2019
Monitoring of moisture and chloride in contaminated storage structures
Hamilton, Andrea (Principal Investigator) Perry, Marcus (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2017 - 30-Jan-2020

more projects


Civil and Environmental Engineering
James Weir Building

Location Map

View University of Strathclyde in a larger map