Alexander Royal


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Alexander Royal’s research interests include the use of cast in situ barriers for remediation of contaminated land, the use of trenchless technologies for utility installation and the erosion of fine grained soils surrounding leaking water pipes.

Dr Royal is interested in supervising doctoral researchers in the following areas:

Cement-bentonite cut-off walls retarding solute migration
Subsurface interactions between water and soil with respect to geotechnical applications
The geotechnical factors impacting upon the successful use of trenchless technologies
Geohazards, with particular interest in both the influence of damaged utilities and the role of clay mineralogy on the behaviour of the surrounding ground


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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production


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