Nottingham Transportation Engineering Centre (NTEC)

Existing and Future Infrastructure

Performing multi-disciplinary fundamental and applied research with the aim of developing techniques, frameworks and prototypes for implementation into industry practice, for preserving existing infrastructure and conceiving the new generation of transport infrastructure.


A main research activity is Asset Management which provides a framework for optimising and implementing major decisions on the operation, maintenance, renewal and enhancement of assets to deliver safe and economic infrastructure.

Design and Performance

  • Performance based design
  • Innovative road pavement design
  • Innovative railway track design
  • Improved analysis of transport infrastructure conditions 
  • Road condition and safety


  • Rolling resistance models
  • Circular economy & infrastructure
  • Urban heat islandPavement life cycle assessment
  • Railway life cycle assessment 
  • Sustainability assessment 
  • PavementLCM


  • Self-healing road pavements
  • Resilience assessment of infrastructure  
  • Risk and reliability of systems
  • Infrastructure and climate change

Smart Systems

  • Intelligent infrastructure monitoring
  • Energy harvesting from infrastructure
  • Big data analysis
  • Responsive road pavements
  • VEDAT (Value Enhancement for Data from Assets & Transactions)



Faculty of Engineering
The University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD