Geology and Geotechnics


Research areas

The division consists of three research groups: Engineering Geology, Geotechnics and Urban Mobility Systems.

Engineering Geology research group studies risks associated with contamination and other disturbances, and technical systems utilizing these resources. The main focus is on industrially contaminated sites and drinking water systems. 

The Geotechnics research group studies the complex material behaviour arising from the particulate nature of natural soils and the associated coupled processes, such as e.g. deformations resulting from groundwater and heat flow, and laboratory and in situ behaviour arising from the discrete nature of fractures in crystalline rock and the associated coupled processes, such as fluid flow and deformations resulting from change in hydraulic head and rock stresses.

The Urban Mobility Systems research group was officially established in 2018, and is focused on applying traffic flow, network optimization and emerging technologies/solutions to maximize the efficiency, safety, sustainability and equity of transport infrastructure.  In particular, the team has been working on research projects with multiple industry partners for improvement of emergency services, operations of electric vehicles and connected automated vehicles, and management of vulnerable road users. 
The group is the host of transport research laboratory, which collaborates with many international universities for joint research initiatives, including NTNU in Norway, Zhengzhou University, Shanghai Maritime University, Shanghai University, Chang'an University and Southwest university in China​, University of South Florida, Hong Kong Polytechnic University and University of Technology Sydney.  

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