Mr Gareth Whittleston

School of Science, Engineering & Environment

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Current positions

School Apprenticeship Lead


Gareth has worked both in the construction industry and research consultancy before becoming an Academic in 2011. He joined the University of Salford in 2016.

Gareth is active within the relevant civil engineering professional Institutions, being an elected member of the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE) branch committee and is on the national education committee of IStructE.

Areas of Research

Gareth's main research interests lie in structural/architectural glass design, new concrete technologies, including integrating graphene into concrete, and innovative uses for fibre-reinforced polymer composites in the field of civil engineering.

He is also keen on developing and applying new technologies in the teaching of civil engineering.

Areas of Supervision

Sustainable concrete technologies
Structural/architectural glass
Fibre reinforced polymer composites in construction


Gareth has vast and varied experience in the delivery of higher education programmes related to civil engineering and the construction industry., both in the U.K. and internationally.

He is currently civil engineering degree apprenticeship programme lead and in this role and others has been a key member of several professional body accreditation assessments of academic programmes (I.C.E. IStructE, C.I.H.T. I.H.E., P.W.I., C.I.A.T., C.I.O.B., C.A.B.E., R.I.C.S.)

He has also won international awards for implementing innovative teaching and learning practices using augmented reality

Qualifications and Recognitions

  • PGCertE Teaching and learning in higher education

    2012 - 2013
  • PhD (Civil Engineering)

    2007 - 2011
  • MSc Structural Engineering

    2003 - 2005
  • BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering

    1998 - 2003