Dr Dan Bompa is a Chartered Engineer and Senior Lecturer in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Surrey where he has been a faculty member since early 2020. He acts as the Academic Lead for the Structures and Materials Laboratory. Previously, he held postdoc posts at Imperial College London and Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) for a period of over seven years. His research interests include the response and performance of conventional and hybrid reinforced concrete structures and components, dissipative structural steel elements, recycling and reuse of waste materials in construction, FRP-composites, historic masonry, at ambient and elevated temperature, as well as under static and cyclic conditions.
Dan has been the lead author on an award-winning journal paper, receiving Structures Best Research Paper Prize for 2019. He worked as a practising design engineer and acted as a consultant for several civil and water-management projects over a period of more than five years. He is a Member of the Institution of Structural Engineers, a European Engineer (Eur Ing) of FEANI, a Fellow of the HEA (Advance HE, formerly the Higher Education Academy) and sits in a number of professional executive committees. Dan completed his diploma in Civil Engineering with First-class honours in 2008, an MSc in Advanced Structural Engineering with Distinction in 2009 and the PhD in Civil Engineering in 2011, all from Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, and was a visiting PhD researcher at UPC Barcelona