University of Bath

Professor Tim Ibell FREng, CEng, BSc(Eng), PhD, FIStructE, FICE, FHEA Faculty of Engineering & Design Associate Dean (Research)

Tim is responsible for coordinating and promoting research initiatives across the Faculty. His research focuses on novel construction of concrete structures.

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Professor Tim Ibell

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Professor Tim Ibell was appointed Associate Dean (Research) for the Faculty of Engineering and Design in 2013. The quality of research publications, funding opportunities, impact and organisation of research centres across the Faculty are central to Tim’s leadership.

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  • Structural behaviour and retrofit of concrete bridges and structures.
  • Realistic structural assessment of existing concrete bridges.
  • Leads a team of researchers looking at the use of fibre-reinforced polymers to reinforce and/or strengthen concrete structures.
  • Leads research into fabric-formed concrete structures in which beautiful, structurally-efficient concrete forms are possible.

This person is available to supervise research degree projects


After graduating, Tim spent two years in industry before completing postdoctoral research at the University of Cambridge. He joined the Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering at the University of Bath in 1997.

In 2002, Tim spent a year in the United States on a Fulbright Distinguished Scholar Award.

He was promoted to Professor in 2003 and held the role of Head of Department from 2005 to 2008, and again from 2010 to 2013. Tim was Associate Dean (Graduate Studies) from 2008 to 2013 before taking up his current role as Associate Dean (Research).

Tim and his team have received six best journal-paper awards, including three each from the Institution of Structural Engineers and Institution of Civil Engineers.


  • BSc(Eng) in Civil Engineering, University of Cape Town, 1988
  • PhD in Structural Engineering, University of Cambridge, 1992