Welcome to the Centre for Energy & Infrastructure Ground Research (CEIGR). Our centre delivers leading research in the field of geotechnical engineering research focusing on themes of Energy and Infrastructure provision to engineer a more sustainable future. The Centre is based at the University of Sheffield in the Department of Civil and Structural Engineering, and incorporates a multi-noded research network of academics at eight universities and multiple industrial partners, we work together in our quest to improve the world around us.

At the heart of our centre is a 4m diameter 50g-ton geotechnical beam centrifuge facility which represents the pinnacle of physical modelling research capabilities. The accelerated gravitational field produced by this test facility offers unique capabilities of simulating full scale field stresses conditions in small scale model experiments. This unique ability enables us to deliver high quality experimental research that provides enhanced understanding of soil-structure interaction behaviour leading to better geotechnical design and development of innovative engineering solutions.  


We invite you to explore our web site to learn about our research capabilities and projects, but also to see what opportunities exist for you can engage and work with our Centre. You will find examples of our research projects and their wider impact, information about geotechnical physical modelling and our world class centrifuge facilities. Education, outreach, and training activities are also important to us so why not contact us to see how you can find out more about this unique Centre


We are supported by:


Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council


Thomas Broadbent & Sons Ltd.