Glyn Bengough

Professor Glyn Bengough

Professor of Biosystems Engineering

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  • Professor Glyn Bengough Division of Civil Engineering Fulton Building, J5a University of Dundee Nethergate Dundee DD1 4HN United Kingdom


Professor Glyn Bengough studied biophysics at the University of York before obtaining a PhD in the department of Plant and Soil Science at Aberdeen University. He then moved to a Research Leader position at the Scottish Crop Research Institute (now The James Hutton Institute) in 1988, as a Higher, then Senior and now Principal Scientific Officer, where he still holds a 50% appointment. His main research interests are in using plants to develop sustainable engineering solutions, and in applying engineering and biophysical methods to solve biological problems. Glyn Begough was awarded a personal chair in 2016. 

Professional Biography

  • BSc (Hons, Class 1) Biophysics, University of York, 1985
  • PhD, University of Aberdeen, 1988


Research Interests

  • Biophysics of root-soil interactions and rhizosphere properties
  • Use of vegetation to reinforce soil slopes
  • Soil physical limitations to root growth
  • Interactions between roots, soil structure, and transport processes


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