Dr Chris Morley
Senior Lecturer in Concrete Structures
Department of Engineering
University of Cambridge
Cambridge, CB2 1 PZ
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 32672
Fax: +44 (0) 1223 332662
Born in Scotland and educated on Tees-side, Chris Morley was an undergraduate in Cambridge from 1959-62, when the engineering course here was called Mechanical Sciences. He continued in Cambridge as a Graduate Student, pursuing research on concrete slabs under the supervision of Roger P. Johnson, and took his PhD in 1966. From midsummer 1965 he worked as an engineer with Freeman Fox and Partners; briefly on site at the M4/M5 interchange near Bristol, then for almost eighteen months in Northern Ireland involved with bridges for the M1 in County Armagh, and finally in their London offices designing reinforced and prestressed concrete bridges for the M5. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers.
Since October 1968 he has been a member of the academic staff of CUED, initially as an Assistant Director of Research, then as a Lecturer, and latterly as a Senior Lecturer. Since January 2003 he has been Deputy Head (Teaching) in the Department. During periods of sabbatical leave, he spent fifteen months in 1976-7 with Det Norske Veritas in Oslo doing checking and research on offshore concrete platforms for the North Sea; and shorter periods collaborating in research at ETH in Zurich and NTU in Singapore. Also since 1968 he has been a Fellow of Trinity College, where he was Senior Tutor in the early 1980's and then Assistant Bursar, from 1992-2001 was Tutor for Advanced Students concerned with the admission and welfare of graduate students, and since 1999 has been Vice-Master. He has been a non-executive director of Cambridge Water plc since 1995.