UKCRIC Doctoral and Postdoctoral Training Lead (Loughborough University)
Professor Sergio Cavalaro is a civil engineer with 15 years of experience in building materials and structural engineering research and practice. His areas of research encompass innovative manufacturing processes for construction (Hybrid 3d printing), structural design, building materials (UHPC, FRC and other advanced cementitious composites), advanced modelling of cementitious materials performance and production processes (FEM, DEM, CFD), and durability (reinforced concrete corrosion and sulphate attack) applied to delivery and maintenance of infrastructure and buildings.
He has led and worked in 14 publicly-funded, peer-reviewed research projects worth more than £5.3m to address urgent challenges in his field. He has published 80 refereed publications and supervised 16 PhD students to successful completion. He has a strong track record of collaboration with major stakeholders from the construction sector, equating to an enterprise income of more than £2.3 M. He has acted as an expert consultant in major infrastructure projects to solve challenging issues related to his research field. In 2018 He was awarded the RILEM Gustavo Colonnetti Medal for outstanding scientific contribution to the fields of construction materials and structures.