Research seminars

We have a regular programme of seminars, delivered by research academics and PhD students, that feature talks on fundamental and application driven research as well as challenges and new innovations from industry and policymakers.

The majority of our talks are aimed at University of Leeds academics and students.

If you are external to the University of Leeds and you would like to attend, contact Dr Amir Khan ( who will book you a place.

Our seminars are held in room 3.25 in the School of Civil Engineering between 15:30-16:30 unless otherwise stated.

Seminars for 2017-2018

8 February 2017 (Civil Engineering Room LR 3.13)
Professor Surendra P. Shah, Walter P. Murphy Professor of Civil Engineering (emeritus), Center for Advanced Cement Based Materials, Northwestern University, USA, 
“Nanotechnology and Sustainability in Concrete Construction”

19 September 2017 (Civil Engineering Room LR 3.13)
Dr Andrew Persily, Chief of Energy & Environment Division, NIST, USA
”How Much Carbon Dioxide Do People Emit and Who Cares?”

4 October 2017
Drs S Cawood, F Zakaria & T Sainati, School of Civil Engineering, University of Leeds, UK, 
“Recent Developments in Urban WASH research at Leeds”

5 October 2017 (Electrical Engineering Room 2.56)
Prof Kent A. Harries, Leverhulme Visiting Professor, University of Bath and Associate Professor of Structural Engineering and Mechanics at the University of Pittsburgh, USA 
“Bamboo as a full-fledged structural material progress, challenges and observations”

11 October 2017
Dr K S Nanjunda Rao, Chief Research Scientist, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India 
“Dynamic behaviour of reinforced masonry”

18 October 2017
Prof Mark Milke, Department of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand 
“Waste, Resilience, Systems and Engineering Education: Looking for Links”

25 October 2017
Dr Eleni Papadonikolaki, Lecturer in Building Information Modelling and Management, The Bartlett School of Construction & Project Management, UCL, UK
“Demystifying the concept of 'collaboration' on the UK BIM wedge”

1 November 2017
Dr Andrés Alonso-Rodríguez, Research Fellow, School of Civil Engineering, University of Leeds, UK
“Development of simplified models with closed-form solutions for assessing elastic drift and acceleration demands of buildings when subjected to earthquake-induced ground motion”