Colleges, School and Institutes
Willingness to take PhD students
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