• Twitter Social Icon
  • LinkedIn Social Icon

Dr John Orr MEng (hons) PhD CEng MIStructE FHEA

University Lecturer in Concrete Structures

EPSRC Early Career Fellow

Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge

ABOUT

Dr John Orr is University Lecturer in Concrete Structures and EPSRC Early Career Fellow in the Department Engineering at the University of Cambridge.

Dr Orr's teaching and research are closely linked to sustainable construction, and improving construction sector productivity. He works in concrete structures, creating new methods for analysis, optimisation, and automation in construction.

Dr Orr has a funded research portfolio of £9.13M (£1.96M as PI) as of April 2019. He has built a team around his vision for the design optimisation and lightweighting of existing and future infrastructure by learning from real performance.

Dr Orr graduated with a first class MEng(hons) degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Bath in 2009, winning three University Awards. He subsequently completed a PhD in flexible formwork, graduating in 2012.

Before joining the University of Cambridge, Dr Orr was Director of Research and Assistant Professor in Civil Engineering at the University of Bath Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering.

Dr Orr provides expert consultancy to leading engineering and construction firms.

Mendeley Profile

Calendar

Download CV (October 2019)

Publications (October 2019)

 
 

THEMES

Follow the links below for more information on my taught units, research projects, and consultancy capacity.

Unit convenor for undergraduate and post-graduate taught units.

Developed a 'Design and Build' course for undergraduates. Teaching material is on Moodle

Visiting Professor at Southeast University, Nanjing, China.

Visiting Professor at University of Toronto, Canada.

EPSRC Early Career Fellow and Principal Investigator on £1.9M of funded research projects. Total research portfolio of £6.01M. Prospective PhD students are encouraged to contact me.

Click here for more details on my research projects, publications, PhD research and post-doctoral work.

I am a chartered structural engineer (CEng MIStructE) and provide expert consultancy services including bespoke laboratory and on-site testing. Please contact me with any queries

CONTACT

Enquiries

Please contact me by email using the form below:

Postal address

Dr John Orr

University of Cambridge

Department of Engineering

Room BC2-03

CB2 1PZ

+44 (0) 1223 332 623

+44 (0) 7980 434 294

Employment

If you are interested in joining my research team as PhD or post-doctoral staff, please contact me. 

All PhD positions are also advertised on findaphd.com

All post-doctoral positions are advertised on jobs.ac.uk

 
 
PhD Students
Post-doctoral staff
Technicians