Prof. Dr. M.A. (Michael) Hicks


Prof. Dr. C. (Cristina) Jommi


Dr. A. (Amin) Askarinejad


Dr. Ir. R.B.J. (Ronald) Brinkgreve


Dr. F. (Federico) Pisanò


Dr. P.J. (Philip) Vardon

Soil Mechanics

Research in Soil Mechanics focusses on the characterisation, testing and modelling of, and engineering in, problematic soils. Particular attention is paid to:

  • The short and long term behaviour of deltaic soft clays and organic soils such as peat
  • The liquefaction and internal erosion of loose sands and other estuarial deposits, and the behaviour of stiffer clays associated with geological disposal
  • Geomaterials arising from industrial processes
  • The impact of soil heterogeneity on material behaviour and geo-structural response

A feature of this theme is the development of innovative numerical and stochastic techniques, validated by high quality laboratory testing, physical modelling and field data.

Our research topics are:

  1. Heterogeneity and Uncertainty
  2. Soil Behaviour and Constitutive Modeling

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