Dr David Rush

Senior Lecturer in Structural Engineering



+44(0)131 6505577


3.26 William Rankine Building

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Engineering Discipline: 

  • Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Institute: 

  • Infrastructure and Environment

Research Theme: 

  • Fire Safety Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
Dr David Rush
Dr David Rush

Academic Qualifications: 

  • 2013 Doctor of Philosophy, University of Edinburgh
  • 2008 Master of Engineering, University of Edinburgh


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In a Nutshell

As a Lecturer in Strucutral Engineering at the University of Edinburgh; I have extensive experience in engineering research and consultancy. My research to date has focused on the structural performance in fire of both conventional and innovative structural materials and systems, with a particular emphasis on composite columns, intumescent protective coatings and the probabilistic design of concrete structures.

Ongoing fire research is being conducted in collaboration with University College London, International Paint, Stellenbosch University, RISE, and others.

Current projects are in the areas of resilience of informal settlements against fire, probabilistic strucutral fire engineering, perfromance of materials and stuctures in real fire conditions, perfromance of composite sections at ambient and elevated temperatures incorporating fire protection, and public engagement of engineering through the dramatic arts.

The research I conduct is to support safe and resilient built environments, to reduce environmental and economic costs of construction and to promote engineering in the everyday lives of society.

More details about my research interestes can be found here - Research Explorer Profile

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