Use of subsurface by
humans has been rapidly increasing during the last century, accelerating in
both scale and variety of ways underground space has been used. Nowadays ever
expanding list of subsurface use includes materials extraction, groundwater,
geothermal energy, and space itself for a variety of artificial structures.
Intensive use of subsurface, especially in urban areas, requires knowledge that
enables a holistic vision and address urban sustainability, resilience, and
liveabiity. We address these challenges by better integrating the subsurface as
a multi-functional resource into planning and development policies.
Dr Nikolai Bobylev is at Chalmers Department of Architecture and Civil
Engineering as a guest researcher under a research scholarship from the Visby
Programme from the Swedish Institute (SI) and associated with Jenny Norrman at
the Division of Geology and Geotechnics, research group Engineering Geology.
Jenny Norrman is project leader for a Formas/BeFo research project “Sustainable
use of underground space”. Dr Bobylev will be visiting Chalmers
during October 2018, January – February 2019 and a third period during
Nikolai Bobylev is Associate Professor, Head of Chair Environmental Safety and
Sustainable Development of Regions, Institute of Earth Sciences, Saint
Petersburg State University, Russia.
Bobylev is an environmental scientist working on urban underground space
development and urban infrastructure, environmental assessment, and multiple
criteria decision analysis. Dr. Bobylev has published more than 30 research
papers on environmental and urban development issues. Dr. Bobylev has graduated
with distinction from and defended a PhD at the St. Petersburg State
Polytechnic University, St. Petersburg, Russia. Over the years of research
career Dr. Bobylev has been working at the Hamburg University of Technology,
United Nations University, University of Tokyo, Ruhr University Bochum,
Technical University of Lisbon, University of East Anglia, Technical University
of Berlin, University of Birmingham. Dr. Bobylev has received several
prestigious research awards, major of them are fellowships of the Japan Society
for the Promotion of Science, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, and Marie
Curie of the European Community. Dr. Bobylev has been contributing to programme
activities under NATO Science, World Bank Urban Research, United Nations
Agencies (UNECE, UNHabitat, UNEP).
Kunskapstrappan, entrance floor, SB Building, Sven Hultins gata 6
17 October, 2018, 13:00
17 October, 2018, 14:00