Geotechnical Engineering and Fluid Mechanics

We are recognised for both fundamental and applied research in the thematic areas of Energy, Global Uncertainties and Living with Environmental Change

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Specific examples of our research include:

  • resilience and adaptation to natural hazards (including earthquake engineering)
  • biomediated geotechnical engineering
  • ocean engineering (including fluid-soil-structure interactions and offshore geotechnics)
  • marine hydrodynamics and coastal engineering
  • fundamental constitutive modelling of geomaterials
  • environmental fluid mechanics
  • computational geomechanics and fluid dynamics

A strong emphasis is also placed on exploiting interdisciplinary research opportunities through collaboration with other clusters (such as Concrete Technology and Structural Engineering) and development of cross-school links (including with the School of Social Sciences) to address current and future research priorities in:

  • aquaculture
  • low-carbon geotechnical engineering
  • decommissioning of offshore oil & gas
  • provision of offshore renewable energy
  • adapting to a changing climate

In addition, we translates ourresearch to the non-academic sector through engagement with industry-led innovation centres in Aquaculture, Oil and Gas, Construction and Sensors, participation in Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) and innovative Interface projects with SMEs, and Energy Technology Partnership (ETP) funded studentships to support relevant academic-industry collaborations.

Academic lead

Alan Cuthbertson

Senior Lecturer, Civil Engineering
 +44 (0)1382 386557

Core academic staff