Ian Jefferson

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PhD projects

Ian Jefferson’s research interests include:

Collapsible soils, in particular loess from around the world including Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the UK. This work includes geomorphological/geological controls on loess formation and their geotechnical consequences, in situ and laboratory assessment of loess behaviour, notably its collapsibility, and ways to mitigate this collapse behaviour using a range of improvement techniques
Ground improvements including chemical stabilisation (including treatment of contaminated land) and densification, notably vibro-stone columns including use of alternative materials and the in-situ assessment of improvements gain using geophysical approaches
Assessment of various geohazards and their geotechnical consequences including rising ground water and its effects, collapse and behaviour of problematical soils, notably glacial tills
Sustainability in urban developments, in particular its impact on geotechnical engineering and the geotechnical process