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Dr Andrew Foster
Room 120
Chadwick Building
Gower Street
  • Research Associate
  • Dept of Civil, Environ &Geomatic Eng
  • Faculty of Engineering Science

Andrew is a Research Associate in Tsunami Engineering, focusing on structural response and assessment.  Prior to joining UCL in 2015, he worked in the offshore industry as an approval engineer for structures and submarine pipelines with DNV GL.

Andrew's background is in civil engineering and economics.  He holds a PhD in structural engineering from Imperial College London, where his thesis focused upon the design and stability of steel structures in the strain-hardening range.  His research placed equal emphasis on large-scale structural testing, numerical analysis, and purely analytical methods.  

Andrew studied for his graduate diploma and master's in civil engineering at UCL, prior to which he completed an undergraduate degree in economics at the University of Bath.

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Andrew's current research is with the EPICentre Urban Waves project team, based partially at HR Wallingford, where his role is to conduct detailed structural analyses of buildings and coastal defences that are subjected to tsunami loading, leading to the development of tsunami fragility curves.  His previous research examined practical aspects of inelastic stability of steel structural elements and systems.

Teaching Summary

CEGE3022 Structural Mechanics - Year 3 structural stability analysis. 

CEGEG141 Approximate Design and Analysis of Structural Systems - Year 4/MSc with Dr. Philippe Duffour.

Academic Background
2014 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Structural Engineering Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine
2009 MSc Master of Science – Civil Engineering University College London
2008 GCERT Graduate Diploma – Civil Engineering University College London
2007 BSc Bachelor of Science – Economics University of Bath
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