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Personal Statement

I am a postdoctoral researcher with over 8 years of experience in the field of Civil Engineering. I have been leading research activities in several projects of international importance, collaborating with universities and companies in different countries and delivering breakthrough results that have found applications in industrial environments and are recognised with a significant number of citations from the scientific community.
I am currently working as a research associate at the University of Strathclyde on an EPSRC-funded project titled "An energy-free pump: nanoporous gels to passively lift subsurface water". This project aims to address the pressing challenge of water scarcity by developing a bioinspired pump capable of lifting subsurface water from considerable depths using natural atmospheric energy. 
My research interests are focused on the valorisation of construction by-products, CO₂ capture mechanisms, digital fabrication (clay and concrete 3D printing), understanding of basic principles of unsaturated soils, soil improvement techniques including biological and mineral approaches, biogeotechnics, stabilisation/solidification of contaminated soils, and Soil-Plant-Atmosphere interaction.

My research aligns well with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), specifically SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure), SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities), and SDG 13 (Climate Action). I am committed to addressing pressing real-world challenges through innovative engineering solutions.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Keywords

  • Sustainability
  • Geotechnical engineering
  • civil engineering

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