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.
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.