Structural Engineering

Structural Engineering Research Theme

Historic Digital Survey (HDS) is a research project looking into how digital documentation and data processing can benefit the maintenance and repair of the traditional built environment. The project, conducted by the University of Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt University, in collaboration with Historic Environment Scotland, aims to make use of point-cloud data to enable better monitoring, diagnosis, maintenance and repair

Cyberbuild logo on orange and grey background

In July, Moretonhampstead Parish Council unveiled a bronze bust of George Parker Bidder, who studied mechanical engineering at Edinburgh in the early 1800s and gained recognition for his prodigal mathematical abilities.

George Parker Bidder’s memorial in Moretonhampstead

This research theme focusses on the research and development of both onshore and offshore wind energy. Our wind energy research covers topics such as powertrain and generator design and modelling, grid integration, aerodynamics and hydrodynamic modelling and testing of floating turbines, blade design and analysis, power-to-X methodologies, condition and structural health monitoring of turbines and life cycle assessments of wind energy.

Image of offshore wind turbines at Rampion Wind Farm

Full Job Title: 

Senior Lecturer in Structural Engineering

Engineering Discipline: 

  • Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Institute: 

  • Infrastructure and Environment


Dr Dias obtained his bachelor’s in physics at the State University of São Paulo, Brazil. Four years later, he commenced a MSc in theoretical physics from his alma mater.


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