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Paul Sargent


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Academic Biography

Paul is an academic in geotechnical engineering. He lectures in modules including ‘Geotechnology and Materials’ and ‘Advanced Geotechnics’ in the MEng (Hons) and MSc Civil Engineering programmes.

Paul graduated with an MSci (Hons) in Geological Sciences from Durham University, followed by an MSc in Engineering Geology at Newcastle University. He then went on to complete his PhD in Geotechnical Engineering, also at Newcastle University. After completing his PhD, Paul worked as a Geotechnical Engineer for the international engineering / infrastructure consultancy AECOM for over three years. Examples of projects he has worked on include A1 Leeming to Barton improvement, Morpeth Northern Bypass, HS2, Farnley Haugh landslide (Corbridge) and the Trafford Park Line extension of the Metrolink in Manchester. Paul is also a Fellow of the Geological Society of London and has won numerous paper competition awards based on his PhD research.

His research interests include the application of low carbon geopolymers and grouts for use in ground improvement, cyclic and dynamic behaviour of soils and rocks, creep behaviour and soil-structure interaction. Paul has a growing international publication record and has reviewed papers for journals including Engineering Geology and Construction and Building Materials.

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ground conditions Earth & Environmental Sciences
Binders Engineering & Materials Science
Soils Engineering & Materials Science
Carbon Engineering & Materials Science
carbon Earth & Environmental Sciences
slag Earth & Environmental Sciences
Slags Engineering & Materials Science
Geopolymers Engineering & Materials Science

Projects 2018 2020

KTP - Scot Bros

Hughes, D., Sargent, P. & Vukovic, V.


Project: Other

Research Output 2016 2016

A new low carbon cementitious binder for stabilising weak ground conditions through deep soil mixing

Sargent, P., Hughes, P. & Rouainia, M., 31 Dec 2016, In : Soils and Foundations. 56, 6, p. 1021-1034

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
ground conditions