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1993 …2022
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Personal Statement

I joined the University in 2012 as Senior Lecturer in Engineering Geoscience, at title reflecting my broad interests in the application of engineering to societal challenges.  My research and professional interests include the remediation of contaminated land, identifying sustainable sources of renewable energy and other ecosystem services, and the exploration for, exploitation and environmental impacts of geological resources.  I am currently Director of Knowledge Exchange, providing a focus for the Department's external activities, including continuing professional development, consultancy and knowledge transfer.  I am also the Faculty of Engineering champion for Knowledge Transfer Partnerships, probably the best known of all University knowledge exchange activities (see www.ktponline.org.uk/).

My teaching duties include leading the "Energy Design Projects" for MEng & MSc Civil Engineering students and the "Independent Study in Collaboration with Industry (including Carbon Trusts SME Carbon Audit)" module for Enironmental masters students.  I am Course Director for the MRes programmes in Climate Change Adaptation, Geo-Environmental Engineering and Integrated Pollution Prevention & Control (IPPC).



  • Biomass
  • Contaminated Land
  • sediments
  • platinum-group elements
  • Waste
  • Soil and Groundwater Remediation

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Projects 2012 2022

Research Output 1993 2019

SURICATES: demonstration through pilots of sediment reuse for coastal defence or climate change mitigation

Masson, E., Harrington, J., Wijdeveld, A., Groot, H., Lord, R., Debuigne, T., Wensveen, M., Hamilton, A., Benzerzour, M., O'Connor, M. & Lemiere, B., 11 Feb 2019. 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

Open Access
Climate change
European Union
2 Citations

Can brownfield land be reused for ground source heating to alleviate fuel poverty?

Donaldson, R. & Lord, R., 28 Feb 2018, In : Renewable Energy. 116, A, p. 344-355 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Geothermal heat pumps
Space heating


Biogeochemical characterisation of extreme environments

Author: Colosimo, F., 1 May 2016

Supervisor: Kalin, R. (Supervisor) & Lord, R. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


Best Life Environment Project 2010

Richard Lord (Recipient), 25 May 2011

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

European Parliament
renewable energy
European Commission

Eni Awards 2016 invitation

Richard Lord (Recipient), 20 Oct 2015

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)


Activities 2012 2019

Supergen Bioenergy Hub Researchers' Day 2018

Richard Lord (Participant)
31 May 2018

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


Reduction, reuse and recycling of dredged sediment

Richard Lord (Participant)

Impact: Impact - for External PortalEconomic and commerce, Policy and legislation, Environment and sustainability - natural world and built environment