Dr. Levingshan Augusthus-Nelson

School of Science, Engineering and Environment

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Contact Details

Newton Building - Room 113

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Current positions

Lecturer in Civil Engineering


I am a Lecturer in Civil Engineering at the University of Salford. I graduated from University of Moratuwa (Sri Lanka) with BSc Eng (Hons) in Civil Engineering. I spent a short term as resident/consultant engineer before embarking an academic career. I received my PhD in Structural Engineering from the University of Cambridge and moved the University of Salford to conduct an EPSRC funded research project on masonry arch bridges.

If you want to discuss ideas you may have for PhD study then please contact me.

Areas of research

Concrete materials and structures, Fibre reinforced polymers, Dynamic of Structures, Structural Maintenance, Masonry structures and progressive collapse



  • Level 4. Civil Engineering Surveying (20 credits)
  • Level 7. Structural Design with Computer Applications (30 credits)
  • Level 7. Tall Building Design (30 credits)

Research Interests

  • Masonry arch structures/ soil-structure interaction
  • Application of fracture mechanics in concrete structures
  • Dynamic of structures
  • Fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) strengthening systems

Qualifications and Memberships


  • BSc Eng (Hons) in Civil Engineering, University of Moratuwa
  • PhD in Structural Engineering, University of Cambridge
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP), University of Salford


  • Graduate Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers (GMICE)
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
  • Committee Member of the ICE Northwest Historical Engineering Group