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Richard Jardine is Professor of Geomechanics and Deputy Head of Civil and Environmental Engineering, where he undertakes reserach, administration and both undergraduate and post graduate teaching. His earlier assignments include being a College Consul for Engineering and the Business School (2012-15), leading the Geotechnics group (2005-2011) and Panel membership for the UK’s national Research Assessment Exercises in 2008 and 2014. He was elected Fellow of the UK’s Institution of Civil Engineers in 2001, the Royal Academy of Engineers in 2002 and the City and Guilds Institute in 2008.


Richard has managed several large international research JIPs and collaborates with groups worldwide. He is currently involved in offshore piling research in conjunction with Grenoble (France), Norwegian Geotechnical Institute, the PISA JIP (with DONG Energy, Oxford and University College Dublin), Sydney and UWA (Australia), Zhejiang (China) and Iberdrola (large tests in Chalk in German Baltic) as well as laboratory research into the cyclic response of seabed sediments, the constitutive behaviour of sands, soft organic soils and stiff clays. He has been appointed an International Distinguished Visiting Scholar by the Chinese Ministry of Education, advises the French national SOLCYP cyclic programme on deep foundations, is researching the behaviour of flood embankments on peat with Deltares in Holland and led a study for BP into climate change impact on permafrost and another with BP America into large underwater landslides in the Gulf of Mexico.


Richard Jardine has written over 200 academic papers, winning 17 International Awards including a top RAEng Medal, Prizes from the Institution of Civil Engineers in 2007, 2008 and 2010, the British Geotechnical Association Medal (in 2015 and Imperial College's President's Medal for External Collaborartive Research in 2015. He chaired ISSMGE TC-29 for ten years and now sits on three TCs as well as API, ISO and SUT Committees. He has held Visiting Professorships in Japan, Singapore and currently Zhejiang University in China. He gave the first BGS-Geotechnique lecture in 1990 and has given many keynotes since, including the Coulomb Lecture (Paris, 2006), Zeng Lecture (Hangzhou, 2008), William Mong Lecture (Hong Kong, 2011), three keynotes in 2012 on offshore Geotechnics, the ISSMGE Bishop Honour Lecture (Paris 2013), Columbia University's Dongju Lee Lecture (New York, 2013) and the ASCE's Sowers Lecture in Atlanta Georgia in 2014 and the premier geotechnical Rankine Lecture in 2016.  He has prepared several public reports on offshore geotechnics for the UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and has given advice to contractors, consultants, governments and energy companies on a wide range of major onshore and offshore projects.



Soil properties, advanced laboratory and field measurement techniques, soil characterisation; offshore geotechnics, foundation analysis, slope stability, driven pile behaviour, soft ground engineering, geotechnical instrumentation and cold region geotechnics.



Taborda D, Zdravkovic L, Potts DM, et al., Finite element modelling of laterally loaded piles in a dense marine sand at Dunkirk, Géotechnique, ISSN:0016-8505

Zdravkovic L, Taborda D, Potts D, et al., Finite element modelling of laterally loaded piles in a stiff glacial clay till at Cowden, Géotechnique, ISSN:0016-8505

Buckley RM, Jardine RJ, Kontoe S, et al., 2018, Effective stress regime around a jacked steel pile during installation ageing and load testing in chalk, Canadian Geotechnical Journal, Vol:55, ISSN:0008-3674, Pages:1577-1591


Dominguez-Quintans C, Quinteros VS, Carraro JAH, et al., Quality assessment of a new in-mould slurry deposition method for triaxial specimen reconstitution of clean and silty sands, 7th International Symposium on Deformation Characteristics of Geomaterials - IS Glasgow 2019

Byrne BW, Burd HJ, Gavin KG, et al., 2019, PISA: Recent developments in offshore wind turbine monopile design, Pages:350-355, ISSN:2366-2557

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