Recent and Upcoming Events

Staff student and alumni news

  • New position for Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in geotechnics: We are currently recruiting for a new member of the academic staff to join us.   Areas of particular interest include engineering geology, geotechnical and geological soil / rock characterisation, development of quantitative ground models for predictive analyses, laboratory and field investigation / monitoring techniques.  Full details are available hereNote that the deadline for receipt of applications is 15 October 2021.
  • 2021 BGA Conference Prize:  Congratulations to Tokio Morimoto and Marina Schaider Bortolotto for winning first prize for their poster Experimental and modelling challenges on temperature effects on granular materia at the BGA annual conference.
  • 2020 BGA Medal:  The Géotechnique paper PISA design model for monopiles for offshore wind turbines: Application to a stiff glacial clay till has been awarded the 2020 British Geotechnical Association medal.  This paper was written in collaboration with researchers at the University of Oxford and TU Delft, and the co-authors included, Richard J. Jardine, David M. Potts, David M. G. Tabord, and Lidija Zdravković.
  • Revised MSc Curriculum:  We are delighted to announce that in the 2021-2022 we are launching a new MSc curriculum including a new module on Geotechnical Infrastructure and  a new specialisation option: MSc in Soil Mechanics with Engineering Geology.  This curriculum was developed reflecting on our experience in teaching MSc students and recognising new challenges that have been posed to geotechnical practitioners in recent years.  Information can be found in our course flyer: New MSc course 2021.
  • Industrial bursary scheme:  The Imperial College Geotechnics Industrial MSc Bursary Scheme was established in June 1996 to provide industrially funded bursary awards to MSc students. Funding normally covers full fees and partial subsistence costs, giving priority to UK based students.  Further details on our bursary group page.  The deadline for the October 2021 entry is fast approaching – MSc applications received by 31 May will be automatically considered for the schem
  • MSc Scholarships:  The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering has  30 Departmental Tuition Fee Scholarships ready to award for October 2021.  Applicants for the Soil Mechanics MSc degrees can apply for these scholarships.   Take a look at our scholarships search tool for the full list of available scholarships: search tool
  •  £1.5 million grant awarded to develop Sustainable, Flexible and Efficient Ground-source heating and cooling systems (SaFEGround):  Dr. David Taborda is leading this UKRI-funded project that aims to decarbonise heating and cooling.   Funding was awarded in May 2021.  Details of this, and other projects funded in this scheme can be found on the UKRI website.
  • 2020 David Hislop Award (The Offshore award from the Institution of Civil Engineers)  The paper  Full-scale observations of dynamic and static axial responses of offshore piles driven in chalk and tills ,  Géotechnique: Vol 70, No. 6, 503–517, autored by Roisin Buckley, Richard Jardine, Stavroula Kontoe,  Pedro Barbosa and  Felix C. Schroeder has been awarded the 2020 David Hislop Award (also known as the Offshore award).
  • ASCE JGGE Editor's Choice Paper: The paper "Influence of Particle Size Distribution on the Proportion of Stress-Transmitting Particles and Implications for Measures of Soil State" authored by D.Liu, C.O'Sullivan and A. H. Carraro is the ASCE's Editor's Choice in Volume 147, Issue 3 of the Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering.
  • Hutchinson Lecture:  We are pleased to here oint Technical Committee (JTC1) on Natural Slopes and Landslides of the Federation of the International Geo-engineering Societies (FedIGS) is currently seeking nominations for the 2022 Hutchinson lecturer.  This lecture honours our former colleague Prof. John Hutchinson.  Further details.  
  • Most downloaded paper for 2020:  The Géotechnique paper to accompany Prof. Richard Jardine's  Rankine Lecture  (Geotechnics, energy and climate change: the 56th Rankine Lecture) has been listed as ICE Top five most downloaded papers of 2020. Please see the announcement via: https://www.icevirtuallibrary.com/page/ice-news/129-2020-most-read.
  • Other recent activities, events and news.

Recent and Upcoming Events

  • Recorded lectures: Prof. Catherine O'Sullivan presented a Granular Matter Webinar on March 11 2021.  The talk can be viewed here.  Other presentations given by members of the academic staff can be viewed via the Recorded lectures tab on our Research Page.
  • SUT Masterclass: AN INTRODUCTION TO OFFSHORE GEOPHYSICS & GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING WEDNESDAY 9TH & THURSDAY 10TH JULY 2021: We are delighted that we have managed to successfully reschedule this annual event to be an on-line two-day workshop.  This workshop is open to all current MSc students and any student currently registered for a relevant degree in a UK university.    For further details please contact Sue Feller.
  • Seminar: Professor Giuseppe Lanzo, from Sapienza University of Rome gave a seminar on Geotechnical properties of core materials of embankment dams from in-situ and laboratory tests: lessons learned from the Italian experience, on Friday 24th January 2020. Details: Prof Lanzo seminar
  • Seminar: To celebrate 40 years of research in computational geomechanics and the development of the flagship software ICFEP there will be a seminar with presentations from key contributors to this research on Nov 20th 2019. Details: Celebration of computational geomechanics
  • Seminar: Professor Charles D. Shackelford, from Colorado State University will give a seminar on Enhanced bentonites for
    sustainable chemical containment. on March 16 2020. Details: Shackelford's Seminar