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Department of Engineering

Dr Andrew Lennon


Senior Lecturer and Course Director in Future Infrastructure and Built Environment

Academic Division: Civil Engineering

Telephone: +44 1223 3 32851


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Research interests

Andrew Lennon’s research interests lie broadly in the field of structural mechanics and analysis. He has a particular interest in structural analysis and design for extreme environments.

Strategic themes

Energy, transport and urban infrastructure

Teaching activity

Dr Lennon teaches on the fourth-year module on Structural Steelwork (module 4D10).

At graduate level, he teaches on the module Civil Engineering Theory for the Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Infrastructure and Built Environment and he is the module leader for this module and for the modules Civil Engineering Research Methods, Multidisciplinarity in Civil Engineering, and for the module on Transferable and Research Skills. In addition, he teaches special sessions on transferable skills.


Andrew Lennon graduated from National University of Ireland in Cork (University College Cork) with a first class honours degree in Civil Engineering. He followed his first degree by studying computation analysis and engineering at Swansea University, where he gained an MSc with distinction. He worked in industry on analysis in the marine environment before coming to Cambridge for an MPhil and PhD.

His PhD research at Cambridge was performed under the supervision of Prof. Pellegrino in the Deployable Structures Laboratory. Andrew Lennon returned to industry for further experience after his PhD and he worked for twelve years in design and analysis, mainly in the marine environment and in aerospace. He established a consulting practice where he worked for several years solving problems in gossamer structures, wave energy, subsea construction, and extreme analysis for the marine environment.

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