Geotechnics and Innovative Construction Materials
- Prof Gabriela Medero
- Dr Benny Suryanto
- Dr Melis Sutman
- Prof John McCarter (Emeritus)
- Dr Demetrios Cotsovos
- Dr George Vasdradelis
- Prof Malcolm Chrisp
- Prof Fernando Marinho, University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
- Prof Humberto Caballero, National University of Colombia, Medellin, Colombia
- Prof Lyesse Laloui, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
- Prof Alessio Ferrari, University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy
- Prof Jin Ooi, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
- Dr Nobuhiro Chijiwa, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan
- Dr Chikako Fujiyama, Yokohama National University, Yokohama, Japan
- Prof Priyo Suprobo, Sepuluh Nopember Institute of Technology, Surabaya, Indonesia
- Closed-loop circular economy development of sustainable innovative building materials
- Re-using recycled industrial waste (e.g. construction and demolition waste) into new construction materials
- Utilisation of industry by-products into new building materials
- Durability and performance analysis of innovative sustainable building materials and geomaterials
- Characterisation, assessment and optimisation of recycling processes for added value utilisation of recycled material
- Durability performance of reinforced concrete
- Low-embodied-energy construction materials
- Hydration processes in cementitious systems
- Moisture movement within cover-zone concrete
- Multifunctional (smart) cement composite
- Alkali-activated (OPC-free) binder system
- Quality control of fresh concrete
- Remote monitoring of concrete structures
- Resilience to future climatic challenges
- Energy geotechnology and sustainability
- Landslide monitoring and behaviour characterisation in areas of high risk of landslides (e.g. Colombia, Brazil).
- Unsaturated soils behaviour and microstructure characterisation
- Dr Gerard Starrs (Honorary)
- Dr Samuel Chapman
- Dr Jaehwan Kim
- Dr Asdam Tambusay
- Elias Sofikitis
- Romwald Lihakanga
- Omar Al-Emami
- Emery Mpano
- Danah Saraireh
- Gasim Alaswad
- Seyedamirhossein Hashemi
- Advanced environmental and performance durability testing of materials;
- Micro- and macro- scale thermo-hydro-mechanical geotechnical testing;
- Advanced performance and durability testing of concrete: electrical impedance analyser, broadband dielectric relaxation analyser, portable and bench-top impedance meters, electrochemical corrosion tests, chloride testing and profiling;
- Hydration and early age properties of cementitious materials: isothermal calorimeter, rheometer;
- Remote interrogation system for structural health monitoring;
- Mastersizer particle size analyser;
- Full scale marine exposure test site on the Dornoch Firth in North-East Scotland (since 1991);
- Environmental climatic chambers;
- Freezing/thawing climatic suite for pore characterisation and durability testing;
- Instron 4206 and Avery-Denison testing suites;
- Imaging testing: ESEM, X-ray tomography, electrical resistance tomography, digital image mapping and imaging.
- Futurebuild’s Big Innovation, Resourceful Materials category
- Scottish Resource Innovation Award
- Keynote speaker at CSN2019 International Conference, Kanazawa, Japan
- Converge Challenge Design & Creativity Award
- 2nd Best Paper Prize – ICDCS2018. University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom
- Recognition for exceptional services by the Deanship of the School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering at EPFL, Switzerland
- Climate Launchpad Switzerland, First Prize Winner
- Climate Launchpad Grand Final, Second Prize Winner
- Innovate UK, Knowledge Transfer Partnership, Novel developments to re-use recycled construction and demolition waste.
- British Council and the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education of Republic of Indonesia (Ristekdikti), UPP-SUD: Unlocking the potential of precast in sustainable urban development.
- GCRF GCRF Impact Acceleration, Are ‘smart city’ approaches appropriate to the challenges of urban resilience and liveability? Lessons from pilot experiences in Medellin, Colombia.
- Scottish Enterprise, High Growth Spin Out Programme PHASE 2: BRICKS, PI
- Scottish Funding Council, PROMOTE: Promoting the utilisation of low-carbon concrete through performance testing.
- Research Council of Norway, RePlugReady. Funded by RestoneAS.
- IStructE and Concrete Society, BOND.
- Construction Scotland Innovation Centre, Development of pilot facility plant, demonstration structure and monitoring platform.
- Scottish Enterprise, High Growth Spin Out Programme, PHASE 1: Innovative building material.
- British Academy,GCRF, Co-production of landslide risk management strategies through development of community-based infrastructure in Latin American cities.
- Royal Academy of Engineering, Blavatnik Award.
- NERC, GCRF, Resilience or resistance? Negotiated mitigation of landslide risks in informal settlements in Medellin.
- Innovate UK, Use of pigment Eco-brick.
- Royal Academy of Engineering, Novel building material
- SENSOR-INFRA: Smart Engineered Cementitious Composites for Intelligent Infrastructure. Funded by the EPSRC (First Grant scheme).
- Zero Waste Scotland – The Recycling Innovation Fund, Recycled gypsum in construction material.
Knowledge Transfer (Spin Out)
Women’s Engineering Society
- Primary School events taking engineering to kids