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
Location:
W/2.29

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).

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Contracts

TitlePeopleSponsorValueDuration
KTP: A coupled Thermo-Hygro-Mechanical finite element model for concrete structuresJefferson A, Gardner DMOMENTA with Finite Element Analysis Ltd26964425/03/2010 - 24/03/2013
Capillary flow of autogenic healing agents in discrete cracks in cementitous materialsGardner DEPSRC10026101/09/2012 - 30/11/2013
Materials for life (M4L): Biometric multi-scale damage immunity for construction materialsGardner D, Lark RCostain Ltd5303901/10/2013 - 30/09/2016
Sand from Surplus Quarry MaterialGardner D, Lark RJKAYASAND6970902/08/2010 - 01/08/2012
Self healing materialsGardner DRInstitute of Civil Engineers75027/06/2009 - 27/07/2009
Self-healing geotechnical structures through microbiological actionHarbottle M, Gardner DBRE6000001/10/2013 - 30/09/2016
Structural and Geoenvironmental applications of waste quarry dust (President's scholarship)Lark R, Gardener D,Kayasand UK Ltd1850001/01/2010 - 30/09/2013
Materials for life (M4L): Biomimetic multi-scale damage immunity for construction materialsLark R, Gardner D, Jefferson A, Harbottle MEPSRC167202501/04/2013 - 31/03/2016
Low carbon composites for the construction industryLark R, Jefferson AD, Gardner DAlun Griffiths Contractors3300001/10/2010 - 30/09/2013

Supervised Students

TitleStudentStatusDegree
The Effect Of Steel Bar Corrosion On The Bond Strength Of Concrete Manufactured With Cement Replacement MaterialsELBUSAEFI Adel AliGraduatePhD
An Investigation into Flow Properties of Self-Healing Agents In Damaged Zones of Cementitious MaterialsHOFFMAN AndreaGraduateMPhil
Numerical Investigation into Moisture Transportation in Cementitious Materials for Self-HealingMA ChuansanCurrentPhD
An Investigation of the strength of brickwork walls when subject to flood loading.HERBERT DanielGraduatePhD
STRUCTURAL AND GEOENVIRONMENTAL APPLICATION APPLICATIONS OF WASTE QUARRY DUSTPILEGIS MartinsGraduatePhD
CAPILLARY FLOW OF AUTOGENIC AND AUTONOMIC HEALING AGENTS IN DISCRETE CRACKS IN CEMENTITIOUS MATERIALS.JAYAPRAKASH MonicaCurrentPhD
MATERIALS FOR LIFE - SELF HEALING CONGLOMERATIVE MATERIALS.TEALL OliverCurrentPhD
LOW CARBON COMPOSITES FOR THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRYDAVIES Robert ElfedGraduatePhD
SELF-HEALING IN SOILS.BOTUSHAROVA Stefani PetrovaCurrentPhD
Investigation of a Novel Self-Healing Cementitious Comp[osite Material SystemHAZELWOOD TobiasGraduatePhD