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/


ConcrEITS : an electrical impedance interrogator for concrete damage detection using self-sensing repairs
McAlorum Jack, Perry Marcus, Ward Andrew C, Vlachakis Christos
Sensors Vol 21 (2021)
Robotic spray coating of self-sensing metakaolin geopolymer for concrete monitoring
McAlorum Jack, Perry Marcus, Vlachakis Christos, Biondi Lorena, Lavoie Brenden
Automation in Construction Vol 121 (2021)
Self-sensing alkali-activated materials : a review
Vlachakis Christos, Perry Marcus, Biondi Lorena
Minerals Vol 10 (2020)
3D printed temperature-sensing repairs for concrete structures
Vlachakis Christos, Perry Marcus, Biondi Lorena, McAlorum Jack
Additive Manufacturing Vol 34 (2020)
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)
Towards an application of muon scattering tomography as a technique for detecting rebars in concrete
Dobrowolska Magdalena, Velthuis Jaap, Kopp Anna, Perry Marcus, Pearson Philip
Smart Materials and Structures Vol 29 (2020)

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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

Tunneling Journal: The future of infrastructure and robotically printed self-sensing cement
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
I'm an Engineer, I can help here!

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Doctoral Training Partnership 2020-2021 University of Strathclyde | Williams, Benjamin
Suryasentana, Stephen (Principal Investigator) Perry, Marcus (Co-investigator) Williams, Benjamin (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 01-Jan-2024
VIP4SD: Building Pandemic Resilience (£10K)
Perry, Marcus (Principal Investigator) Roberts, Jen (Co-investigator) Morse, Tracy (Co-investigator) Vlachakis, Christos (Research Co-investigator)
This VIP4SD project will develop methods of using Indoor Environmental Quality metrics to rapidly inform best practice for managing and designing buildings to enhance the health and wellbeing of occupants, initially by informing short- and long- term COVID-19 disaster responses.
ANRC 33 ALICS - Adaptive Lighting for Inspection of Concrete Structures
Perry, Marcus (Principal Investigator) Dobie, Gordon (Co-investigator) Wallace, Christopher (Co-investigator)
19-Jan-2021 - 18-Jan-2023
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)
Towards more Earthquake-resilient Urban Societies through a Multi-sensor-based Information System enabling Earthquake Forecasting, Early Warning and Rapid Response actions
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

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