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Research interests

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 followed by Associate Dean (Research) from 2013 to 2017. After a year at Cambridge as the Sir Kirby Laing Professor of Civil Engienering, he returned to Bath in 2018.

Tim was President of the Institution of Structural Engineers in 2015, and he is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. He and his team have received six best journal-paper awards, including three each from the Institution of Structural Engineers and Institution of Civil Engineers.

Tim's research interests include the use of FRP to reinforce or strengthen concrete structures, the use of fabric to form innovative concrete structures, and the efficient use of structural materials in buildings. He is happy to supervise PhD students in any of these fields.

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Projects 2007 2024

Construction industry
Energy conservation
Energy utilization
Concrete buildings
Energy efficiency

Marie Curie ITN - EN-DURE

Ibell, T. & Darby, A.

European Commission


Project: EU Commission

Composite materials
Construction industry
Strengthening (metal)
Patient rehabilitation

Research Output 1991 2020

A design methodology to reduce the embodied carbon of concrete buildings using thin-shell floors

Hawkins, W., Orr, J., Ibell, T. & Shepherd, P., 8 Jan 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Engineering Structures.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Absolute Zero: Delivering the UK's climate change commitment with incremental changes to today's technologies

Allwood, J., Azevedo, J., Clare, A., Cleaver, C., Cullen, J., Dunant, C. F., Fellin, T., Hawkins, W., Horrocks, I., Horton, P., Ibell, T., Lin, J., Low, H., Lupton, R., Murray, J., Salamanti, M., Cabrera Serrenho, A., Ward, M. & Zhou, W., 29 Nov 2019, 56 p.

Research output: Book/ReportOther report

Open Access

A practical approach to fabric-formed concrete

Kostova, K., Ibell, T., Darby, A. & Evernden, M., 1 Jan 2019, In : Sustainable Construction Materials and Technologies. 3

Research output: Contribution to journalConference article

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Design, construction and testing of a low carbon thin-shell concrete flooring system

Hawkins, W., Orr, J., Shepherd, P. & Ibell, T., 1 Apr 2019, In : Structures. 18, p. 60-71 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access


Dataset for "Effectiveness of design codes for life cycle energy optimisation"

Orr, J. (Creator), Bras, A. (Creator), Ibell, T. (Creator), University of Bath, 29 Jan 2017


Dataset for moment redistribution in FRP-strengthened RC members

Tajaddini, A. (Creator), University of Bath, 2016



Anchorage and Bond Behaviour of Near Surface Mounted Fibre Reinforced Polymer Bars

Author: Kalupahana, K., 1 Dec 2009

Supervisor: Ibell, T. (Supervisor) & Darby, A. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD


Assessment of Conservativeness in Design of FRP-based Structural Strengthening Systems

Author: Kansara, K., 1 Jan 2014

Supervisor: Ibell, T. (Supervisor), Darby, A. (Supervisor) & Evernden, M. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD


Design and constructability of fabric-formed concrete elements reinforced with FRP materials

Author: Kostova, K., 12 Oct 2016

Supervisor: Ibell, T. (Supervisor), Darby, A. (Supervisor) & Evernden, M. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD


Effects of Extreme Impulsive Loads on RC Structures with a view to Strengthening

Author: Isaac, P., 1 Mar 2014

Supervisor: Darby, A. (Supervisor), Ibell, T. (Supervisor) & Evernden, M. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD


Experimental Testing of Realistically Sized and Loaded FRP-Confined Prismatic Reinforced Concrete Columns

Author: Coonan, R., 23 Nov 2016

Supervisor: Darby, A. (Supervisor) & Ibell, T. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD