School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

Dr Matthew Frost BEng (Hons), DIS, PhD, PgCHE, MPWI

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DIS Tutor: Civil Engineering & Architectural Engineering and Design Management

Lecturer in Geotechnical Engineering

Graduated with a Civil Engineering Degree from Loughborough University 1992. Spent five years working for consulting engineers on a wide variety of projects including Highway and Railway Engineering, Sewage and Water Treatment plant design, Drainage design and Port Engineering. Returned to Loughborough to work as a Research Assistant on a Highways Agency funded research contract on Pavement Foundation Design, obtaining a PhD in 2000.

From 2000 to 2004 worked as a lecturer and then senior lecturer in Geotechnical Engineering in the Civil and Structural Engineering Department at Nottingham Trent University. Involved in developing the UK's first Undergraduate Railway Engineering Degree.

Broad interests and expertise

  • Pavement Engineering
  • Sustainable Drainage Systems (SUDS)
  • Railway Engineering, and Trackbed Behaviour

Professional Affiliations

  • Graduate Member Institution of Civil Engineers
  • Member of the Permanent Way Instituition
  • Members of the Institute of Rail Welding


  • Member of the Committee of the East Midlands Geotechnical Group (EMGG) of the Institution of Civil Engineers.
  • Member of the Committtee of the Notts and Derby Section of the Permanent Way Institution.
  • Co-Chair of an International Conference on Problematic Soils, Nottingham, 2003.
  • Chair of Organising Committee EMGG Biennial Symposium on Transportation Geotechnics (2003).
  • Member of the Organising Committee PWI Autumn Conference Modern Track for Light Rail.