Message from the Director

Welcome to the Centre for Infrastructure Engineering and Safety (CIES) website.

CIES sits within the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering and was established as a UNSW Research Centre in 2007 to facilitate advanced research in high-level applications in structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, engineering materials and computational mechanics.

As an internationally recognised research centre, our vision is to provide outcomes that improve the design, construction and maintenance of economic, effective and safe civil engineering infrastructure that enhances the quality of human life in a sustainable way.

The centre currently has over 100 members, with over 30 academic and research staff and over 70 PhD students, broadly working in the areas of Structural Engineering and Geotechnical Engineering.

CIES has many interschool, interfaculty and interuniversity collaborations and is involved in many national centres of excellence. Examples include the Cooperative Research Centre for Advanced Composite Structures and the newly established Cooperative Research Centre for Low Carbon Living.

CIES staff have for many years contributed to important debates in infrastructure engineering and many of its staff have written the textbooks and been involved in the development of Australian Standards that are used across the nation.

Acting Director of CIES - Professor Chongmin Song