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Forensic Engineering for avoidance of infrastructure failures Performance Measures for Infrastructure Forecasting Infrastructure Needs

Education/Academic qualification

1981Postgraduate Diploma, Imperial College London
Diploma of Membership of Imperial College, DIC
1981Master of Science, Imperial College London
1977Bachelor of Arts, Open University
1972Bachelor of Science in Engineering, University of Edinburgh
First Class Honours

Professional Qualifications

2007Fellow, Royal Society of Edinburgh, FRSE
2006Fellow, Royal Academy of Engineering, FREng
1994Fellow, Institution of Structural Engineers, FIStructE
1993Fellow, Institution of Civil Engineers, FICE

Area of Expertise

Research expertiseInfrastructure Systems, Civil Engineering, Major Projects, Engineering Heritage, Structural Safety, Bridges


Until 2015, Professor Masterton was Vice-President of Jacobs Engineering. He is a past president of the Institution of Civil Engineers, past president of the Institution of Engineers and Shipbuilders in Scotland, former chairman of the Construction Industry Council, former Vice Chairman of the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland, and founder and current Chairman of the Scottish Engineering Hall of Fame.

Professor Masterton was the UK Government's project representative on the £15bn Crossrail development in London – Europe’s largest construction project to date. Recently, he was appointed a member of the Independent Assurance Panel for the HS2 high-speed rail link.

Professor Masterton brings more than 35 years of industry experience and leadership of major infrastructure design, construction and commissioning to his new post.

Research activities & awards

  1. Independent Assurance Panel for Highways England

    Activity: Consultancy typesWork on advisory panel to industry or government or non-government organisation

  2. EPSRC - Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (External organisation)

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of peer review panel or committee

  3. Exploring Complex Systems at the Heart of Future Infrastructure

    Activity: Consultancy typesConsultancy

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