The aim of the Neville Centre is to become the first point of contact for both industry and academia to drive innovation and research-led education in cement and concrete. The Centre will focus on developing the links between current experts in the nano- and micro-structure and those in long-term macroscale performance.
With initiatives like industry-focused seminars, industry-funded part-time PhDs and increased consultancy activities, the Neville Centre will maximise industrial involvement and ensure the dialogue between fundamental research and practical application is productive.
A tribute to Professor Adam Neville
The Centre takes its name from Adam Neville, former Professor and Head of the Department of Civil Engineering from 1968 to 1978. Neville was recognised internationally as a world-leading expert in concrete and wrote the seminal textbook Properties of Concrete - known as the “concrete bible” by engineering students everywhere.
The Neville Centre is home to a community of committed and passionate staff.
- Professor Phil Purnell, Professor of Materials and Structures
- Professor Leon Black, Programme Leader, MSc Advanced Concrete Technology
- Professor Ian Richardson, Professor of Civil Engineering Materials
- Professor Muhammed Basheer, Chair in Structural Engineering
- Professor John Forth, Professor of Concrete Engineering and Structure
- Dr Emilio Garcia-Taengua, Lecturer in Civil and Structural Engineering
The Neville Centre Symposium
Our Symposium takes place annually at various locations nationally, and includes influential speakers delivering topical talks on cement and concrete. The most recent event was held alongside The Adam Neville Prize, which included presentations for the best national PhD in the field of cement and concrete, awarded in conjunction with the Concrete Society.
If you are interested in working with us, please contact Professor John Forth.