Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering


Contact details

Room: 4ES 5.24
Tel: +44 (0) 1225 386937

PhD supervision

Interested in supervising students studying:

  • Geopolymers (inorganic polymers) from mineral wastes as an alternative to cement
  • Earth construction, including low strength stabilisation of earth
  • Slope stability / landslides and related geotechnical problems
  • Geotechnical and material aspects of transport infrastructure

Professor Andrew Heath

BSc(Eng), MS, PhD, CEng MICE, FHEA


Andrew Heath is a Professor in Geomaterials in the Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering at the University of Bath. His teaching and research are related to soils, transport infrastructure and sustainable construction. In addition to his role in the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering, he is currently the Academic Director for the University of Bath’s Centre for Learning and Teaching.

Andrew Heath graduated with a bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Cape Town in 1994, and worked for the South African Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in Pretoria and in California until 2000. He obtained his MS in 2000 and PhD in 2002 in Civil and Environmental Engineering, both from the University of California at Berkeley. He joined the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering at the University of Bath in 2003.


Andrew Heath's research interests are in laboratory testing and modelling of soils and geopolymers, landslide assessment, transportation infrastructure engineering, and the use of earth, waste and other sustainable materials in construction.

Andrew's recent achievements include:

  • Institution of Structural Engineers Model and Full Scale Testing Award, 2010 (with R Pelly)
  • Institution of Civil Engineers John Mitchell Medal, 2010 (with C Mundell, P McCombie, C Bailey and P Walker)
  • Editorial and organising committees for NOCMAT 2009: 11th International Conference on Non-conventional Materials and Technologies, Bath, 2009; International Symposium on Earthen Structures (ISES), Bangalore, 2007; Society for Earthquake and Civil Engineering Dynamics (SECED) Young Engineer Conference, Bath, 2005
  • Invited speaker for US National Science Foundation (NSF) workshops on earthquake engineering and earth construction


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