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Alec Marshall

Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering



Dr Alec Marshall is the Head of Group for the Nottingham Centre for Geomechanics research group.

Expertise Summary

Research Summary

My research expertise is mainly related to geotechnical centrifuge modelling as well as numerical and analytical modelling. My current research includes:

  • tunnelling;
  • soil-structure interaction due to underground construction activities;
  • Cone Penetration Testing (CPT);
  • pile foundations;
  • mining;
  • ground borne vibrations;
  • dynamic soil-structure interaction.

Current externally funded research projects:

  • Principal Investigator. EPSRC - Whole-life Cost Assessment of Novel Material Railway Drainage Systems. Ref: EP/M023028/1. http://gow.epsrc.ac.uk/NGBOViewGrant.aspx?GrantRef=EP/M023028/1
  • Principal Investigator and Project Coordinator. SLOPES: Smarter Lignite Open Pit Engineering Solutions. Research Fund for Coal and Steel (RFCS).
  • Principal Investigator. AMSSTED: Advancing Mining Support Systems to Enhance the Control of Highly Stressed Ground. Research Fund for Coal and Steel (RFCS).
  • Co-Investigator. COGAR: Underground Coal Gasification in operating mine and areas of high vulnerability. Research Fund for Coal and Steel (RFCS).

Selected Publications

Future Research

I welcome enquiries from potential PhD candidates from Home, EU and international countries who are interested in the following research areas: Tunnelling, soil-structure interaction, geotechnical centrifuge testing, numerical and analytical modelling.

Faculty of Engineering

The University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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