Geotechnical Engineering Group

Department of Civil & Structural Engineering


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
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
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Dr Lis Bowman, in collaboration with Dr Catherine O'Sullivan (Imperial College London) and Dr Jonathan Black (University of Sheffield), has been awarded £390k from the EPSRC to study internal instabilities in geotechnical infrastructure. The project will focus on particle-scale mechanisms, notably how particle movement may be triggered by seepage forces,... Read more
Photo of new (VJTech Tri-Scan 50) triaxial apparatus
Friday, October 9, 2015
The Geotechnical Research Group would like to thank the kind generosity of the Alumni Fund 2015 which has funded the purchase of two new triaxial loading frames for the SILTS (Soil Interactions Learning & Teaching Suite). The new triaxial frames (an example is pictured right) have brought new state-of-the-art equipment... Read more