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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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Rocks Engineering & Materials Science
fault zone Earth & Environmental Sciences
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fluid flow Earth & Environmental Sciences
temporal evolution Earth & Environmental Sciences
rock Earth & Environmental Sciences
permeability Earth & Environmental Sciences
grouting Earth & Environmental Sciences

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Projects 2006 2022

Research Output 2004 2019

Core samples

Detailed internal structure and along-strike variability of the core of a plate boundary fault: the Highland boundary fault, Scotland

McKay, L., Shipton, Z. K., Lunn, R. J., Andrews, B., Raub, T. D. & Boyce, A. J., 27 Aug 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of the Geological Society. 32 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

plate boundary
Wall rock
Chemical analysis


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 2017

Engineering the Future for Girls summer school

Stella Pytharouli (Organiser), Rebecca Lunn (Organiser)
19 Jun 2017 → …

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Organiser of 'Engineering the future for girls Summer School'

Grainne El Mountassir (Organiser), Stella Pytharouli (Organiser), Rebecca Lunn (Organiser)
Jun 2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course


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