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Research Interests

  • Use of microbially mediated mineral precipitation for ground improvement and ground sealing
  • Development and application of colloidal silica-based grouts for ground improvement and ground sealing
  • Development of detectable cementitious grouts for reliable barrier formation
  • Fluid flow in geological faults, estimating fault permeability (particular relevance to radioactive waste disposal, CO2 sequestration and oil and gas exploitation)
  • The relationaship between fault permeability and seismicity - temporal and spatial evolution
  • Predicting ground permeability through structural geology and rock mechanics
  • Groundwater flow and contaminant transport
  • Rock mechanics and structural geology
  • Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems
  • Computer modelling

Education/Academic qualification

Master in Science, Newcastle University

Doctor of Engineering, Newcastle University

Bachelor of Arts, University of Cambridge

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Projects 2006 2022

Research Output 2004 2018

Open Access

Applications of microbial processes in geotechnical engineering

El Mountassir, G., Minto, J. M., van Paassen, L. A., Salifu, E. & Lunn, R. J., 1 Sep 2018, Advances in Applied Microbiology. Gadd, G. & Sariaslani, S. (eds.). 1st ed. Vol. 104, 58 p. (Advances in Applied Microbiology)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Geotechnical engineering
geotechnical engineering
ground improvement


Assessing the options : disposal, recycling or re-use of UK legacy radioactive metals and depleted uranium

Author: Kemp, N., 1 Apr 2013

Supervisor: Belton, V. (Supervisor) & Lunn, R. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

Cracking behaviour of clayey geomaterials

Author: Murray, I. W., 1 Apr 2015

Supervisor: Tarantino, A. (Supervisor) & Lunn, R. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

Activities 2008 2016

Organiser of 'Engineering the future for girls Summer School'

El Mountassir, G. (Organiser), Pytharouli, S. (Organiser), Lunn, R. (Organiser)
Jun 2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventTo be assigned


Research on geological uncertainty informs UK Government policies on shale gas and radioactive waste disposal

Zoe Shipton (Participant), Rebecca Lunn (Participant)

Impact: Impact - for External PortalPolicy and legislation, Public understanding, information and debate, Environment and sustainability - natural world and built environment