Professor Nicole Metje

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Job title: Professor of Infrastructure Monitoring
Division: Department of Civil Engineering
Organisation: University of Birmingham
Tags: Early Career Forum, Researcher, University of Birmingham
Related theme: Engineering Quantum technologies

Professor Nicole Metje is a Professor of Infrastructure Monitoring in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Birmingham. Her research focusses on buried infrastructure and the development and use of sensing technologies to see through the ground and/or assess the condition of infrastructure assets. She is also Deputy Director for Sensors of the UK Collaboratorium for Infrastructure and Cities National Buried Infrastructure Facility currently under construction at the University. Nicole also leads the geophysics and more specifically the civil engineering applications within the Quantum Technology Hub for Sensors and Metrology, which is part of the National Quantum technology programme. She is a member of the Early Career Forum of EPSRC's Engineering Theme.

Between 2012-2014, Nicole was involved in the development of BSI's PAS128 Specification for underground utility detection, verification and location which transformed the utility survey industry and was influenced by her research on different geophysical sensing technologies. Moreover, Nicole's work determines the costs of utility strikes and the direct and indirect costs of utility streetworks providing an evidence base for industry change. Her work is supporting the Geospatial Commission in their endeavour to bring together information on our buried infrastructure.