Toby Mottram

Toby Mottram

Professor

University of Warwick

Toby Mottram has a Personal Professorship in the School of Engineering at Warwick University. His structural engineering research is with thin-walled components for novel and innovative lightweight construction. He is well-known for his contribution to knowledge and understanding that is enabling fibre reinforced polymer shapes and systems to be exploited structurally. He is a member on the committee now approving the ASCE standard for the ‘Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) of Pultruded Fiber-Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Structures’, and was leader of the drafting of design provisions for bolted connections.

With six industrial partners, Toby is contributing to the £1.3m Technology Strategy Board project ‘Startlink Lightweight Building System’. Warwick University is providing the structural engineering contribution towards the development of energy-efficient, low-cost housing that is rapidly executed from a family of pultruded profiles, and innovative assembly techniques.

Toby teaches modules on forensic engineering (learning from failure) and steel structures that is informed by the structural Eurocodes. His principal administration is as Head of Civil Engineering in the School. He is committed to supporting the Institution of Structural Engineers and received a 2011 Service Award for his long-term support to the Midland Counties Branch. At branch level he is a past Chairman and honorary Treasurer, and for the Institution he has served on Council, Journal Editorial Board and Research Panel.

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