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Personal details
Name Dr Adam Crewe
Job title Reader in Earthquake Engineering
Department Department of Civil Engineering University of Bristol
Contact details This expert can be contacted via the University of Bristol Public Relations Office.

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Qualifications BEng, PhD(Bristol), CEng, MIStructE, MICE
Professional details
Membership of professional bodies Member Institution of Civil Engineers
Member Institution of Structural Engineers
Member Society of Earthquake and Civil Engineering Dynamics (SECED)
Member Earthquake Engineering Field Investigation Team (EEFIT)
Keywords earthquake engineering
long span bridges
vibrations and dynamics
full scale testing
shaking table modelling
shaking table control systems
vibration resistant design
large scale laboratory testing
Areas of expertise Earthquake engineering and structural dynamics of civil engineering structures, especially buildings and long span bridges.

Nonlinear dynamics of structures and large scale laboratory testing techniques (eg. shaking table testing and reaction wall testing) which produce the data with which to validate our models.

I am also working on the development of new testing methodology which combines large scale testing with real-time computer models, a technique called substructuring.
Media experience Many radio and TV interviews over last 10 years especially after earthquakes. Tomorrow's World, Horizon, Discovery, etc. have often filmed in the earthquake engineering laboratory.

Public lectures/seminars to professional bodies, schools, SET week, public exhibitions etc. including IStructE Easter lecture (2002) and the BA Isambard Kingdom Brunel Award Lecture (2004).

Two Partnerships for Public Awareness awards. Once of these running since 2000, has resulted in the creation of a schools competition to design earthquake resistant buildings which are then testing on a shaking table. This competition is now run in collaboration with @Bristol and is also held as an international competition in Japan and Taiwan. Many of these events have been filmed for various TV programmes.