Professor John Forth

Professor John Forth


  • Director of the Neville Centre of Excellence

Research interests


Shake Table - EPSRC Equipment Grant (~£600k)

Innovative Rapid Hardening Concrete - TfL (~£122k)

Preparing the future of experimental dynamics by blending two different worlds - IRCA (£15k)


  • Oil Platform Degradation - Fairfield Energy (£169k)
  • Supercritical carbonation for stabilization of industrial wastes - CoI £115k EP/C536649/1
  • Shrinkage curvature of cracked reinforced concrete sections - PI £188,417 (Collaborative with Dr R. H. Scott, Durham University) - GR/T03765/1
  • BITUBLOCK – a novel construction unit composed entirely of recycled and waste aggregates – PI £278,182 (collaborative with Dr S. E. Zoorob, University of Nottingham) - GR/T01495/1
  • Super-critically carbonated calcareous composites – PI £172,652 (Collaborative with Dr A. R. Brough, Leeds, Dr N. Short, Aston University, Dr P. Purnell, Warwick University, Prof C. L. Page, Birmingham University (Initially PI at Leeds) Previous: - GR/M27708
  • Full-scale testing of restrained clay masonry cladding panels using the concrete frame at BRE Cardington – CoI £172,001 - GR/M08738
  • Perfomance of clay brick masonry under conditions of restraint and imposed deformations – CoI £149,881 DTI funded project: Knowledge Transfer Partnership – Portasilo / University of Leeds - PI (KTP Prog. No. 1545 (£157,897)


  • Proof of Concept funding – Sustainable Construction £26,100

Other research areas: Utilisation of waste / recycled products in construction and encapsulation materials Solar effects on partially buried RC service reservoirs utilising monolithic joints Restraint effects in RC elements FRP reinforced concrete Static and dynamic performance of structural masonry

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  • BEng (Hons) Civil and Structural Engineering, University of Sheffield
  • PhD Structural masonry / reinforced concrete - School of Civil Engineering, University of Leeds
  • Postgraduate certificate in learning and teaching in higher education, University of Leeds

Professional memberships

  • Institution of Structural Engineers

Research groups and institutes

  • Materials and Structures
  • Water, Public Health and Environmental Engineering
  • Centre for Computational Engineering
  • Cities, Infrastructure and Energy

Current postgraduate researchers

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