I am Dr Martin Gillie, Reader in Structural Engineering at the University of Manchester, where I am involved with both teaching and research, mostly in structural engineering. This blog highlights what I am doing and finding interesting in my work and, occasionally, in other parts of my life.
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A full CV (including all publication details) is available here – a condensed version is:
Following a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Edinburgh (1st Class, 1997), I studied the behaviour of the Cardington Structure in fire and obtained my Phd in 2000, also from Edinburgh. I then spent some time working on silo structures as a researcher before moving to Aberdeen to work on offshore design for Andrew Palmer and Associates. In 2003 I returned to academia as lecturer at the University of Nottingham before a move back to Edinburgh in 2005. I was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2011 and for two and half years was Head of Civil Engineering . In 2014 I was appointed Reader in Structural Engineering at the University of Manchester. I am Fellow of the Institution of Structural Engineers, a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.