Research Area

Geotechnical engineering

The Geotechnical Engineering Group specializes in mining geotechnique, saturated and unsaturated soil mechanics, underground disposal of nuclear waste, advanced modelling techniques, and rock mechanics. Using advanced knowledge in these areas, the group takes on challenging civil engineering projects related to mining activities, foundation design, natural disasters, and other geotechnical problems.

students conducting geotechnical engineering

Other Research

The Department of Civil Engineering also conducts research in these additional fields.


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