Geotechnical Engineering Group

Department of Civil & Structural Engineering

Dr John Cripps

Senior Lecturer

0114 222 5054

Geotechical Engineering Group

Department of Civil and Structural Engineering
Sir Frederick Mappin Building
Mappin Street,
S1 3JD


I am an Engineering Geologist

Now retired but active in research supervision, research and consultancy.


  • Geology for engineers
  • Engineering geology
  • Geological harzards
  • Environmental impact assessment


  • Engineering behaviour of geological materials
  • Effects of weathering on the performance of mudrocks
  • Effects of pyrite bearing ground on the durability of buried contrete
  • Performace of mudrock containing pyrite
  • Volume changes with¬†mudstone as fills


  • Swelling of mudrock fills placed beneath ground supported floor slabs
  • Ground conditons for foundations¬†and construction
  • Site investigation
  • Impact of ground conditions on design of structures and construction


BSc Geology and Physics, University of Aston, 1970
MSc Engineering Geology, University of Durham, 1971
PhD Site Investigation for Planning and Construction, University of Durham, 1977
Chartered Geologist, Geological Society, London, 1980

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