Civil Engineering research

We tackle the problems faced by society today: we aim to develop the knowledge and tools to build the communities of the future. Many of our projects have already had a significant impact on society; the impact of others will be felt by generations to come.

Our research supports core themes of Transport, and Resilience and Sustainability and is clustered into four research groups:

We work closely with industry, charities and research councils to encourage innovative thinking which has an impact on our lives. As a result we are proud of our heritage of internationally-recognised, multidisciplinary research in a stimulating research environment. Learn more about the School of Civil Engineering.

Contact us

To discuss research, please contact Professor John Bridgeman, Director of Research, on j.bridgeman@bham.ac.uk. If your business would like to exploit the research in the following pages, please contact Dr David Boardman, Knowledge Transfer Manager, Tel +44(0)121 414 5086, Email d.i.boardman@bham.ac.uk to discuss your idea and explore funding.

We welcome research enquiries at any time and recruit a significant number of doctoral and Masters studentships each year. Please search through our online research resource

We offer a limited number of scholarships for Post Graduate Teaching Assistants (PGTA), mainly for UK/EC students but occasionally for well qualified overseas students. Further details can be obtained from the Postgraduate Research Administrator, Miss Helen Booth, who can be contacted at: Civil Engineering, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, United KingdomTel: (+44) (0) 121 414 4160, Fax: (+44) (0) 121 414 7484, Email: civil-research@contacts.bham.ac.uk