University of NSW Sydney

University of NSW Sydney

At CIES, we apply our skills to engineering and safety assessments of infrastructure. We look at the risk management of buildings, bridges, dams, roads and other infrastructure when subjected to both in-service conditions and overload (or limit) conditions, such as in fire, earthquake, cyclone or blast situations, or when structures are exposed to hostile environments.

The Centre aims to promote multi-disciplinary collaboration across the Faculties of Engineering, Science and the Built Environment at UNSW and to foster international and interdisciplinary research collaborations and partnerships with industry.

In short, CIES offers:

  • World-class interdisciplinary research by a team made up of structural and geotechnical engineers and scientists.
  • Access to advanced analytical, computational and experimental techniques and facilities.
  • A forum for idea exchange and research collaboration between engineers and scientists.
  • The ideal base from which to develop industry proposals and grant funding applications.
  • Industry partnerships to secure the practical application of research outcomes.
  • Opportunities for postgraduate students in a wide range of relevant disciplines.

Scentia Prof Mark Bradford

Scentia Prof Mark Bradford

Mark Bradford is a Scientia Professor at UNSW and is the Director of Research and founding Director of its Centre for Infrastructure Engineering and Safety. He is widely-known for his work in steel and steel-concrete composite structures and has been supported by a Federation Fellowship and an Australian Laureate Fellowship to conduct research in these fields of structural engineering. Over recent times, he has developed a profile in addressing the fundamental mechanics underpinning structural engineering, green technologies and climate adaptation, such as deconstructable building frames, low-emissions materials in hybrid applications such as steel-timber and steel-precast geopolymer composite members, and the analysis of pavement upheaval and railway lateral buckling under heatwave conditions.

Scientia Professor Mark Bradford

Professor of Civil Engineering and Director of Research

Centre for Infrastructure Engineering and Safety

School of Civil and Environmental Engineering

UNSW Sydney (The University of New South Wales)

NSW 2052