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Development of novel, low-carbon ground engineering technologies. Development of low viscosity injectable grouts for ground barrier formation and ground improvement The hydro-mechanical controls on fluid flow through geological structures, including faults

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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 2023

Research Output 2004 2019

An X-ray CT study of miniature clay sample preparation techniques

Ibeh, C., Pedrotti, M., Tarantino, A. & Lunn, R., 25 Jun 2019, In : E3S Web of Conferences. 92, 6 p., 01004.

Research output: Contribution to journalConference Contribution

Open Access
sample preparation
1 Citation (Scopus)
Core samples


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

Author: Kemp, N., 1 Apr 2013

Supervisor: Lunn, R. (Supervisor) & Belton, V. (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 2019

Bone Dry: Hydroxyapatite as a water-resistant cement coating material

Ronnie Turner (Speaker), Rebecca Lunn (Contributor)
6 May 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Field deployment of biomineral technologies for treatment and repair of concrete nuclear infrastructure

Ronnie Turner (Speaker), Rebecca Lunn (Contributor)
3 Apr 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation


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