Imperial College London

Professor of Rock Mechanics

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Earth Science & Engineering

Chair in Rock Mechanics



+44 (0)20 7594 7412r.w.zimmerman




2.38DRoyal School of MinesSouth Kensington Campus





  • MTS Visiting Professor of Geomechanics, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota, 2011
  • 2010 Maurice A. Biot Medal in Poromechanics, American Society of Civil Engineers, 2010

External Positions

Membership of Professional Bodies

Links with Other Academic Bodies

Industrial Connections

  • National Oilwell Varco, Numerical Modelling of Rock Fracture during Drilling
  • Rio Tinto, Rock Fracture and Fragmentation for Block Caving
  • Shell Global Solutions, Member, Expert Commission on Induced Seismicity in the Groningen Gas Field

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