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Dr Diane Gardner

Dr Diane Gardner

Senior Lecturer - Teaching and Research

School of Engineering

Email
gardnerdr@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 0776
Campuses
W/2.29

Overview

Diane studied for an MEng in Civil Engineering with Spanish at Cardiff University, achieving first class honours. During this time she spent one year at the Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, studying Civil Engineering and participating in a number of research projects. She remained at Cardiff University for her postgraduate studies, carrying out a PhD in the field of the durability of cementitious materials under the supervision of Prof. B.I.G. Barr and Prof. R. Lark. Her work comprised Experimental and Numerical Studies of the Permeability of Concrete, whereby she addressed through an extensive laboratory investigation the influence of moisture on permeability with a view to reducing the time taken to perform a permeability test. This was complimented by a numerical model which simulated the experimental arrangement. After finishing her PhD Diane worked for Hyder Consulting for 3 years. Her main role was as a bridge engineer, although she was involved in a number of tower foundation and tunnel designs as well as the refurbishment design of several underground stations. Her experience of bridge rehabilitation schemes renewed her interest in the durability of concrete structures and she returned to Cardiff University in 2009 as a Lecturer in Civil Engineering. Diane is a member of the BRE Institute of Sustainable Engineering in the Cardiff School of Engineering. She works closely with colleagues on the development of Cementitious, Self Healing Intelligent Construction Materials that have the benefit of greater longevity with reduced impact on the environment. In Summary, Diane has expertise in: - Durability of cementitous materials - Structural Design - Numerical Modelling of flow processes - Self Healing Cementitious Materials Architectural, Civil & Environmental Engineering
Energy and Environment


RILEM Technical Committee 221-SHC member on ‘Self-healing phenomena in cement-based materials’. European fib Task Group TG4.1 member on ‘Serviceability models`. EPSRC nominated presenter and winner of the “You Heard it Here First” event showcasing exciting new fields of endeavour at the British Science Festival (Sept. 2013).

Biography

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Contracts

Title People Sponsor Value Duration
Resilient Materials For Life (RM4L)

AD Jefferson, DR Gardner, M Harbottle, IC Mihai, RE Davies, A Paul

With Bath, Bradford and Cambridge Universities

EPSRC 4,837,625 03/04/2017 - 02/04/2022
KTP: A coupled Thermo-Hygro-Mechanical finite element model for concrete structures Jefferson A, Gardner D MOMENTA with Finite Element Analysis Ltd 269644 25/03/2010 - 24/03/2013
Capillary flow of autogenic healing agents in discrete cracks in cementitous materials Gardner D EPSRC 100261 01/09/2012 - 30/11/2013
Materials for life (M4L): Biometric multi-scale damage immunity for construction materials Gardner D, Lark R Costain Ltd 53039 01/10/2013 - 30/09/2016
Sand from Surplus Quarry Material Gardner D, Lark RJ KAYASAND 69709 02/08/2010 - 01/08/2012
Self healing materials Gardner DR Institute of Civil Engineers 750 27/06/2009 - 27/07/2009
Self-healing geotechnical structures through microbiological action Harbottle M, Gardner D BRE 60000 01/10/2013 - 30/09/2016
Structural and Geoenvironmental applications of waste quarry dust (President's scholarship) Lark R, Gardener D, Kayasand UK Ltd 18500 01/01/2010 - 30/09/2013
Materials for life (M4L): Biomimetic multi-scale damage immunity for construction materials Lark R, Gardner D, Jefferson A, Harbottle M EPSRC 1672025 01/04/2013 - 31/03/2016
Low carbon composites for the construction industry Lark R, Jefferson AD, Gardner D Alun Griffiths Contractors 33000 01/10/2010 - 30/09/2013

Supervised Students

Title Student Status Degree
The Effect Of Steel Bar Corrosion On The Bond Strength Of Concrete Manufactured With Cement Replacement Materials ELBUSAEFI Adel Ali Graduate PhD
An Investigation into Flow Properties of Self-Healing Agents In Damaged Zones of Cementitious Materials HOFFMAN Andrea Graduate MPhil
Numerical Investigation into Moisture Transportation in Cementitious Materials for Self-Healing MA Chuansan Current PhD
An Investigation of the strength of brickwork walls when subject to flood loading. HERBERT Daniel Graduate PhD
STRUCTURAL AND GEOENVIRONMENTAL APPLICATION APPLICATIONS OF WASTE QUARRY DUST PILEGIS Martins Graduate PhD
CAPILLARY FLOW OF AUTOGENIC AND AUTONOMIC HEALING AGENTS IN DISCRETE CRACKS IN CEMENTITIOUS MATERIALS. JAYAPRAKASH Monica Current PhD
MATERIALS FOR LIFE - SELF HEALING CONGLOMERATIVE MATERIALS. TEALL Oliver Current PhD
LOW CARBON COMPOSITES FOR THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY DAVIES Robert Elfed Graduate PhD
SELF-HEALING IN SOILS. BOTUSHAROVA Stefani Petrova Current PhD
Investigation of a Novel Self-Healing Cementitious Comp[osite Material System HAZELWOOD Tobias Graduate PhD