Mr Jonathan Asquith
(email at firstname.lastname@example.org)
I am currently working on a multidisciplinary project entitled ROBUST which stands for Regeneration of Brownfield Using Sustainable Technologies.
Within the project I am investigating the geotechnics, or more importantly, the changes that occur in the geotechnical properties of soil upon remediation. The main focus of my research is the cementicious properties of Manganese Oxides, thus the degree to which the cementation affects soil strength and permeability. Regeneration, in the context of this project, not only means restoring contaminated land back to safe conditions but includes the future use of said land. The future use then depends upon two points, the degree to which the land is risk free and the properties of the soil.