Prof Jonathan Knappett

Prof Jonathan Knappett

University of Dundee – Co-Investigator

Jonathan joined the University of Dundee as a Lecturer in 2006, following MEng and PhD degrees at the University of Cambridge. He is currently a Reader in Civil Engineering and Discipline Lead, having developed and previously led the University’s MSc in Geotechnical Engineering for 8 years.
His expertise includes centrifuge and 1-g physical modelling of soil-structure interaction problems, numerical (Finite Element) simulation and analytical modelling.

His research interests fall into three main areas:
1. Earthquake Engineering
2. Biomediated Geotechnical Engineering
3. Offshore Geotechnics, primarily anchoring systems for marine renewable energy

This research has been supported by funding from the UK Research Councils, the European Commission, and various overseas, charitable and industrial organisations to a total value of over £4.5M. He was awarded the British Geotechnical Association Medal in 2009 and the TK Hsieh Award for Civil Engineering Dynamics from the ICE/SECED in 2010. In 2017 he gave the 13th Géotechnique Lecture on Use of vegetation in low carbon geotechnical engineering.

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