School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering


Professor Simon Austin BSc PhD CEng MICE

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Professor of Structural Engineering

Educated at Stamford School. BSc in Civil Engineering (1st Class) from Loughborough University of Technology . Doctoral research in fibre composites. Worked for Tarmac Construction and Scott Wilson Kirkpatrick & Partners before joining Loughborough University as a lecturer in 1984. Appointed to Chair in Structural Engineering in 1999.

Broad interests and expertise

Structural materials and Design, which grew out of my doctoral research in fibre reinforced composites and industrial experience as a structural engineer.

Professional affiliations

Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers; Consultant member of the Sprayed Concrete Association; Consultant member of the Association of Concrete Industrial Flooring Contractors

Research interests

3D printing, sprayed concrete, fibre reinforced concrete, reinforcement corrosion and management, pre-cast systems, concrete slabs, concrete durability.

Project processes, process modelling, design management, integration of design and construction, value management, workspace design, collaborative working.

Recent and curent projects include:

  • Founder Director of Adept Management Limited;
  • Member of BSI commitee MS/2 Project Management;
  • Member of BSI commitee MS/4 Design Management Systems;
  • Member of EFNARC Technical Committee Sprayed Concrete;
  • Member of BSi Working Group B/517/WG10 - Sprayed Concrete;
  • Member of CEN TC104/WG10 Sprayed concrete and TG3 - Test methods;
  • Chair of the Concrete Society/ACIFC TR34 Design Group;
  • Member and secretariat of CEN TC104/WG11 - Fibres for concrete;
  • EPSRC College member, serving on SMART, IMI and LINK panels.