Recent and Upcoming Events

Staff student and alumni news

  • 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 scheme.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • MSc Course Director SECED Chair:  Dr. Stavroula Kontoe, course director of the MSc programme, is now chair of SECED (Society for Earthquake and Civil Engineering Dynamics)
  • ASCE JGGE Editor's Choice Paper:  The paper Large deformation finite element simulation of displacement pile installation experiments in sand, authored by Yang, Z.X., Gao, Y.Y., Jardine, R.J., Guo, Y.B. and Wang, D. (2020) was selected as a Editors Choice paper in June 2020 (ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering. 146 (6) pp 15).
  • BGA MSc Dissertation Prize 2020:  We are delighted that former MSc student Gen Jie (Jay) Liang has been awarded the 2020 British Geotechnical Association Masters Dissertation Prize.  Jay's dissertation was entitled "Characterizing the variability of London Clay: a study of tunnel face logs from the JLEP between Green Park and Waterloo.".  The dissertation was carried out under the supervision of Dr. Jamie Standing.  ICE members can view Jay's presentation at the BGA annual conference here.
  • 2020 Telford Gold Medal - Best paper overall: This medal was awarded by the Institution of Civil Engineers for the paper  Pore water pressure and total horizontal stress response to EPBM tunnelling in London Clay authored by  M. S. P. Wan, J. R. Standing, D. M. Potts, J. B. Burland and published in Géotechnique
  • 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