Top 4 in the UK for research excellence

Research Excellence Framework 2014

We undertake research to investigate both practical and fundamental aspects of the engineering behaviour of soils and rocks as well as seeking multi-disciplinary sustainable solutions to a range of environmental problems.

Foundations for Offshore Renewable Energy Devices

Research into the long term behaviour of foundations for offshore renewable energy devices subjected to long term cyclic loading.

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Resilience of infrastructure in a changing climate

Existing transportation infrastructure (i.e. road and rail) are supported by earthworks predominantly constructed by end or side-tipping, with little consideration for compaction of soil.

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Geotechnical Design Optimization

Research into development of new optimization based design tools to assist engineers in developing the most resource and carbon efficient designs.

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Research Sub-disciplines

Our activities span a range of fundamental, experimental and applied research.


Research Projects

Our research builds upon a culture of nurturing and addressing industry needs in collaboration with a range of stakeholders to provide innovative solutions to challenging problems.

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