University of Strathclyde - Civil and Construction Engineering

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The department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) has over 130 years of experience in multidisciplinary education and research. They are known both nationally and internationally for their high quality research and teaching.

A unique feature is their strong links to industry and public bodies, which is integral to their research, teaching and knowledge exchange activity.

CEE works closely with other engineering departments, including the Advanced Materials Research Lab (AMRL) includes the CT Scanner hosted for OGIC and the James Weir Fluids Laboratory which has experimental platforms for microfluidics and complex fluids and is skilled in industrial computational fluid dynamics on local and national high-performance computers.

Capability Statement

Our geomechanics laboratories provide a vibrant and developing range of equipment and services. We have facilities for testing and monitoring geomaterials at the microscale (grain/aggregate level), mesocale (laboratory testing) and macroscale (field monitoring).

Particular areas of interest include:

  • hydro-mechanical behaviour of geomaterials
  • faults & fluid flow
  • advanced materials science & applications
  • non intrusive geophysical ground investigation

The microbiological laboratory is equipped with items required for molecular and microbiological analyses of communities from natural and engineered systems. Besides culturing and characterisation of micro-organisms, facilities are available to extract, purify proteins, DNA and RNA from many types of environmental samples.

Consultancy projects with the university can be of any size – from a few hours work to projects lasting several years. Services and expertise on offer include computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modelling, finite element analysis and energy systems modelling.

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) are one of the best-known mechanisms for establishing links between companies and a university. A recent Strathclyde graduate works with the host company for two to three years to work on a business-led challenge requiring innovation.

Development Activities

Civil and Environmental Engineering’sCivil and Environmental Engineering’s large group of researchers lead a number of national and international consortia in a wide range of disciplines including:

  • advanced material science & applications
  • ground engineering
  • faults and fluid flow
  • hydro-mechanical behaviour of geomaterials

Quality Rating

Each university unit is rated in terms of quality, this table shows the percentage of each quality classification given for this unit ranging from 4* (best rating) to N/C (unclassified).

Ratings Key

  • 4* - Quality that is world-leading in terms of originality, significance and rigour.
  • 3* - Quality that is internationally excellent in terms of originality, significance and rigour but which nonetheless falls short of the highest standards of excellence.
  • 2* - Quality that is recognised internationally in terms of originality, significance and rigour.
  • 1* - Quality that is recognised nationally in terms of originality, significance and rigour.
  • N/C - Unclassified.

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