Research Output per year
I am a research associate in the Civil & Environmental Engineering department where I work on developing low viscosity alternative grouting materials for subsurface engineering works.
One such grout we are developing utilises naturally occurring soil bacteria Sporosarcina pasteurii to produce calcium carbonate via a biochemical reaction. The process is termed microbially induced carbonate precipitation (MICP) and is an exciting and multidisciplinary field combining microbiology, geology, hydraulics and subsurface engineering with the potential, for certain applications, to replace the use of cement and chemical grouts with a less expensive, less toxic and low CO2 “bio-grout”.
Our aim is to develop the MICP process for rock fracture sealing and demonstrate the feasibility of the process at the large scale. Our work combines large scale laboratory experiments and numerical modelling with a focus on how MICP could be used to maintain the integrity of a geological disposal facility for high level radioactive waste.
Doctor of Philosophy, University of Glasgow
Master of Engineering, University of Glasgow
Bachelor of Engineering, University of Glasgow
Visiting scholar, Stanford University, Department of Energy Resources Engineering5 Oct 2014 → 28 Dec 2014
Volunteer project manager, Water4Ethiopia3 Jan 2012 → 5 Jun 2012
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
Data for: "Microscale analysis of fractured rock sealed with microbially induced CaCO3 precipitation: influence on hydraulic and mechanical performance"
Tobler, D. J. (Creator), Minto, J. (Creator), University of Strathclyde, 4 Oct 2018
Automated high accuracy, rapid beam hardening correction in X-Ray Computed Tomography of multi-mineral, heterogeneous core samples.
Romano, C. (Creator), University of Strathclyde, 8 Apr 2018