The Geotechnical Engineering research group’s mission is to make infrastructure safer, more reliable and cost-effective. We are internationally renowned for our excellence in experimental, theoretical and applied soil, rock, tailings and asphalt research. Our research is centred around unsaturated soil mechanics, computational geomechanics, dam and rock engineering, energy geotechnics and earthquake engineering.
The group has collaborative links with leading international research institutions, including Cambridge, Stanford, McGill, Bristol, MIT, EPFL and Paris Ecole Polytechnique.
Researchers in the Geotechnical Engineering group are experts in the areas of:
The Geotechnical Engineering suite of laboratories contain a diverse range of conventional soil, rock, tailings and asphalt testing equipment, along with specialist equipment used primarily to support research. These include: