The geotechnical research group focusses on the global challenges of energy, decarbonisation of construction and resilient infrastructure. We seek to provide practical geotechnical solutions and provide fundamental understanding of soil and rock mechanics through work in: unsaturated soil mechanics, slope stability and capillary barriers, offshore geotechnical engineering, geothermal energy, rock mechanics, testing and barrier design, internal erosion and dam safety.

Our staff have expertise in numerical and constitutive modelling, advanced laboratory testing, field testing and monitoring. We work closely with industry and other world leading academic research groups and have received funding from Horizon 2020, EPSRC, Innovate UK, ICE, Royal Society, CSIC and industry.