Geotechnical Engineering Group

Department of Civil & Structural Engineering


Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Recent graduate, Sebastian Despuig Reid was among 19 University of Sheffield students to be "Highly Commended" by the Undergraduate Awards for his undergraduate research dissertation conducted with the Geotechnical Engineering Group. The Undergraduate Awards received 6472 submissions across all categories, with the top 10% being awarded Highly Commended status, judged... Read more
PhD Opportunity
Friday, July 28, 2017
Dr Elisabeth Bowman is actively seeking a prospective PhD student to conduct research within the Rosetta Stone Network working towards a common understanding of debris flows. The project involves experimental testing of debris flow mechanics in collaboration with a number of universities in Europe and North America. It will include... Read more
Monday, July 3, 2017
Congratulations to Lauren Boyd and Liam Ross for taking second place in the New Zealand Geotechnical Society's annual YGP poster competition, held at the Auckland Branch meeting on Tuesday 16th May at the Tonkin and Taylor office. Their prize winning poster was titled "Centrifuge Modelling Of Dam Core Deformation". Lauren... Read more
Dr Shepley after giving his presentation at YGG Competition
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
The Yorkshire Geotechnical Group (YGG) of the ICE held its annual Young Engineers Presentation Competition on 6 December. Of the six presenters from industry and academia, our very own Dr Paul Shepley won the competition with his presentation "Pile Jetting: Novel Understanding Through Physical Modelling". Read more
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Dr Paul Shepley has been awarded £125,000 from the EPSRC's First Grant Scheme. The grant, titled 'Minimising the adverse effects of water jetting', will investigate the use of water jetting for oil conductor tubes and very large diameter monopile foundations. This will be conducted in collaboration with Shell, Cathie Associates... Read more