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Rock Mechanics, Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology

PGR-RA-76

Expertise of research area
engineering geology; hydrogeology; rock mechanics; rock properties


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<h2 class="heading hide-accessible">Summary</h2>

Within the Rock Mechanics, Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology Group we Investigate the geomechanical, geotechnical and geoenvironmental behaviour of the ground (rock and soil) and groundwater, focusing mainly on aquifer systems, and the interaction between the ground and man-made infrastructures.

<h2 class="heading hide-accessible">Full description</h2>

<p>We have specialist expertise in rock mechanics and tunnelling engineering as well in engineering geology, landslide mechanics, slope stability and weathering and hydrogeology of fractured rocks, hydrogeophysics and contaminant biodegradation.</p> <p>We have opportunities for prospective postgraduate researchers. Our main research of areas are related to:</p> <ul> <li>Tunnelling (Underground Space Applications), Mining and Rock Mechanics- Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology</li> <li>Geomechanics and Seismology</li> <li>Geotechnical Engineering and Geothermal Energy</li> <li>Risk Engineering and Natural Hazard Assessment</li> </ul> <h3>Useful links and further reading:</h3> <ul> <li><a href="https://environment.leeds.ac.uk/see-research-degrees">Research degrees within the School of Earth and Environment</a></li> <li><a href="https://environment.leeds.ac.uk/institute-applied-geoscience/doc/rock-mechanics-engineering-geology-hydrogeology">Rock Mechanics, Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology</a><a href="http://environment.leeds.ac.uk/institute-applied-geoscience/doc/rock-mechanics-engineering-geology-hydrogeology">&nbsp;group</a></li> <li><a href="https://environment.leeds.ac.uk/see-research-innovation">School of Earth and Environment,&nbsp;Research&nbsp;and Innovation</a></li> </ul> <h3>Leeds Doctoral College</h3> <p>Our <a href="https://www.leeds.ac.uk/research-leeds-doctoral-college">Doctoral College</a> supports you throughout your postgraduate research journey. It brings together all the support services and opportunities to enhance your research, your development, and your overall experience.</p>

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<p>Formal applications for research degree study should be made online through the <a href="https://www.leeds.ac.uk/research-applying/doc/applying-research-degrees">University&#39;s website</a>.</p>

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<p>For queries relating to your research proposal or subject area, please contact&nbsp;<a href="https://environment.leeds.ac.uk/see/staff/1468/dr-chrysothemis-paraskevopoulou">Dr Chrysothemis Paraskevopoulou</a>.</p> <p>For general enquiries and details regarding the application process, please contact the Graduate School Office:<br /> e:&nbsp;<a href="mailto:env-pgr@leeds.ac.uk">env-pgr@leeds.ac.uk</a>, t: +44 (0)113 343 1314.</p>


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