Below you will find a number of alumni profiles, written by former students describing their experiences studying with us and how it has helped shape their careers. 

The section remains an internationally recognised research group with a consistent, highly international PhD cohort of about 20 students. Our research pages include profiles of current staff and research students and an overview of current research.  Each March, on the day of the Rankine Lecture, we run a geotechnical workshop.  On this day, we welcome back many alumni who come to re-establish their connection to the Geotechnics Section.

Completed PhD research

If you are thinking about studying with us, or are just interested in finding out more about the kind of research which has been going on at Postgraduate level, please browse our recently completed PhD research list on our research page.

Alumni Profiles

Below are some of our recent graduates from the MSc course - between them they typify the diverse background and successful careers that our students can have.   

Lapworth club

All former students of Engineering Geology at Imperial (BSc, MSc, DIC, MPhil or PhD) are automatically members of the Herbert Lapworth Club. The Herbert Lapworth Club was founded in 1970 for the benefit of former students of Engineering Geology.

Former members of the section are invited to join the Imperial College Alumni community, and to keep in touch with the section.

Student Awards

We are delighted to announce that Marina Sideri  was awarded the BGA (British Geotechnical Association) prize for the best MSc dissertation for her dissertation on “A Study of Ground Loading on Shafts” carried out as part of her study towards an MSc in Soil Mechanics and Business Management in 2012.