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Simon Leung

Senior Lecturer in Structural Design

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    Built Environment and Architecture / Civil and Building Services Engineering

Simon is a Senior Lecturer in the Division of Civil and Building Services Engineering, School of Built Environment and Architecture. He is the Course Director for BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering (TAC Design Apprenticeship), he is responsible for the successful delivery of academic component of the Apprenticeship degree programme.  His background and expertise is in Structural Engineering. He is a Chartered Structural Engineer with a wealth of industrial experience in engineering consultancies in London. He was previously responsible for the design and delivery of projects varying in size and complexity across residential, commercial and education sectors in London. He joined LSBU as Senior Lecturer in Structural Design in 2017 and his primary focus is on education by adopting new technologies in the construction industry.

Simon first graduated from University College London (UCL) with a Bachelor's of Engineering in Civil Engineering. He was also read a Master of Science degree in Structural Engineering from Imperial College London. He was then awarded a Master of Research Degree in Urban Sustainability and Resilience from UCL.

Simon is passionate in promoting engineering in the Higher Education sector. He encourages a mixture of practical and theoretical approach to foster the next generation of engineers, which is key to address the skills shortages in our industry. He teaches modules on both Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels, which includes the following modules:

BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering | Level 5 | Design of Elements

BSc (Hons) Civil Engineering | Level 5 | Group Design Project [ML]

BSc (Hons) Civil Engineering & BSc (Hons) Architectural Engineering | Level 6 | Structures and Design [ML]

BSc (Hons) Civil Engineering & BSc (Hons) Architectural Engineering | Level 6 | Group Design Project and PD [ML]

BSc (Hons) Civil Engineering & BSc (Hons) Architectural Engineering | Level 6 | Forensic Engineering

BEng (Hons) & BSc (Hons) Civil Engineering | Level 6 | Individual Research Projects

MSc Civil / Structural Engineering | Level 7 | Advanced Structural Design [ML]

MSc Research Project

[ML] Module Leader

Simon research interest is on latest advancement / technology in the construction industry. More recent research areas include:

  • Jump factory - Research on the usage of jump factory in Stratford.
  • VR/AR technology in construction
  • Research collaboration with leading industrial partner J&P UK on the finite modelling analysis of cast-in products
  • Sustainability in buildings
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Simon is a chartered structural engineer with the following professional affiliations:

  • Chartered Member of the Institution of Structural Engineers (MIStructE)
  • Chartered Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers (MICE)
  • Chartered Member of the Institution of Engineers of Ireland (MIEI)
  • Registered Chartered Engineer, Engineering Council (CEng)

Simon has been appointed as the Hon. Secretary and Senior Vice Chair for the Institution of the Structural Engineers, North Thames Regional Group committee.

Simon is a Marking Examiner for the Chartered Member Examination and Associate-Member Examination of the Institution of the Structural Engineer. He also sit on the Digital Workflow and Computational Design Panel at the IStructE.

Simon currently serves as a committee member of the Institution of Civil Engineers, London region.