Research and innovation
Research in the School of Civil Engineering contributes to delivering the infrastructure that we all rely on in everyday life. We have an ethos of working at the interfaces with other disciplines to tackle key societal and technical challenges, and our research has an impact at a global scale.
The School is home to a large and diverse community of committed and passionate staff and students. We’re exceptionally proud that according to the Research Excellence Framework 2014, we are second in the UK for research power and seventh overall for the quality of our research.
Over one third of our staff and research students are female, and we currently have over 100 research students from more than 20 countries studying in the school. Our research is supported by dedicated and experienced technical staff and first-class laboratory and computing facilities.
We bring together academics and industry to drive innovation and research-led education in cement and concrete. We focus on developing the links between current experts in the nano- and micro-structure and those in long-term macroscale performance.
Our work has influence on a national and global scale through collaborations with numerous partners in academia, industry, government, professional bodies and NGOs in the UK, Europe, China, Africa, South East Asia, USA and South America.
We also have strong partnerships within the University of Leeds, including long standing collaborations with the Institute for Transport Studies and the Centre for Global Development and a leadership role in two major initatives: water@leeds, one of the biggest inter-disciplinary water research initiatives in the world; and Cities, a University wide research theme.
Our research is funded by research councils, industry and charities both in the UK and overseas.
- Miller Camargo-Valero, Louise Fletcher, BBSRC, (GCRF) - BEFWAM - Bioenery, Fertiliser and Clean Water from Invasive Aquatic Macrophytes (Jan 2019), £410,007
- Ornella Iuorio, Nikolaos Nikitas, Ilke Homes Ltd, Innovate UK - KTP fkaTechnology Strategy Board (KTP), Ilke Homes KTP (Dec 2018), £293,072
- Raul Fuentes, EPSRC, Modelling ground-robot interaction (Nov 2018), £1,211,907
- Konstantinos Velis, BBSRC, Bio-integrated Valorisation of India's Municipal Solid Waste to Renewable Feedstocks (Oct 2018), £122,219
- Konstantinos Velis, GIZ Deutsche Gesellschaft Internationale, Waste flow diagram (Sept 2018) £139,868
- David Connolly, Leverhulme Trust, Philip Leverhulme Prize (Jan 2018), £91,238