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/


Skeleton-based noise removal algorithm for binary concrete crack image segmentation
Dow Hamish, Perry Marcus, McAlorum Jack, Pennada Sanjeetha, Dobie Gordon
Automation in Construction Vol 151 (2023)
Self-sensing rubber for bridge bearing monitoring
Orfeo Alessandra, Tubaldi Enrico, McAlorum Jack, Perry Marcus, Ahmadi Hamid, McDonald Hazel
Sensors Vol 23 (2023)
3D printed cement-based repairs and strain sensors
Vlachakis Christos, McAlorum Jack, Perry Marcus
Automation in Construction Vol 137 (2022)
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)
Alkali-activated cement sensors for sodium chloride monitoring
Biondi L, Perry M, McAlorum J, Vlachakis C, Hamilton A, Lo G
IEEE Sensors Journal Vol 21, pp. 21197-21204 (2021)
3D printed self-sensing alkali-activated coatings for civil infrastructure
Vlachakis Christos, Perry Marcus, McAlorum Jack
2021 IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference (I2MTC) IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference (I2MTC), 2021 IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference, pp. 1-5 (2021)

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

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

More professional activities


Digital Twin-driven Risk Assessment and Monitoring of Suction Caisson Installation Under Soil Plug Hazard
Suryasentana, Stephen (Principal Investigator) Perry, Marcus (Co-investigator)
31-Jan-2023 - 30-Jan-2024
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-2025
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

More projects


Civil and Environmental Engineering
James Weir

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