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geotechnical PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

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We have 29 geotechnical PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

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Reconciling geotechnical and seismic data to accelerate green energy developments offshore

Project Rationale. Society faces two critical challenges. 1) increasing energy demand and 2) effects of climate change. These challenges require decarbonisation of the energy system by increasing the use of renewable and clean resources, and implementation of CO. Read more

Enhancing Control and Capacity of Automatic Sub-Surface Geotechnical Investigation

Offshore windfarm developments are typically fast track developments. However, undertaking conventional geotechnical borehole drilling at each proposed wind turbine location is often not viable from an economic and scheduling perspective. Read more
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Research Studentship in Geotechnical Analysis and Design

Research Studentship in Geotechnical Analysis and Design. 4-year DPhil (PhD) studentship starting October 2023. Project. Advanced methods for the design of foundations and anchors for offshore wind energy structures. Read more

ROBOCONE: Robotic ground investigation technology for civil engineering

Supervisory Team.   David White, Susan Gourvenec & Benjamin Cerfontaine. Project description. This PhD offers you the opportunity to develop new technology that brings robotics to civil engineering, to improve methods to characterise the ground. Read more

Machine Learning in Tunnel Boring Excavation

J. Murphy and Sons have been investigating using machine learning in tunnelling by applying supervised learning techniques to predict construction duration and are interested in exploring new and continued applications of machine learning in tunnel boring. Read more

PhD Degrees in the Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering

Our interdisciplinary approach to research, encompassing the fields of Architectural History and Theory, Architectural and Structural Conservation, Lightweight Structures, Hydraulics and Earthquake Engineering and Dynamics and Climate Resilience of the Built Environment. Read more
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Efficient ‘Whole-life’ anchoring systems for offshore floating renewables

Supervisory Team.   Katherine Kwa, David White & Susan Gourvenec. Project description. This PhD offers you the opportunity to tackle the urgent real-world challenge of developing efficient deep water anchoring systems for offshore floating renewable energy infrastructure. Read more

OP2342 Early warning of regional-scale landslide hazard under climate change

NERC ONE Planet DTP. The UK is facing more intense and frequent extreme weather conditions due to climate change, leading to dramatically increased landslide hazards and in turn immense threat to the economy and life. Read more

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