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Gerrit Meijer is a lecturer in Geotechnical Engineering in the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering. He joined the University of Bath in 2019, after working as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the School of Science and Engineering at the University of Dundee (2016-2019).

He holds a PhD in Civil Engineering (Geotechnical Engineering), awarded by the University of Dundee in 2016. He graduated with an MSc (with distinction) in Civil Engineering from Delft University of Technology in 2012, after successfully obtaining a BSc in Civil Engineering at the same institution.

Gerrit’s primary research focusses on the behaviour of soils reinforced by plant roots and artificial fibres. He uses a wide range of investigative techniques (field work, soil element testing, physical modelling, analytical modelling and constitutive modelling) to understand how the mechanical behaviour of such soils differs from more common soil types, how this can be quantified both in the field and the laboratory, and how this behaviour can be modelled. He aims to provide practical guidance and tools that can be used for the management of natural slopes, linear infrastructure assets and erosion-type problems.

Willing to supervise doctoral students

  • Reinforcement of soil by plant roots
  • Fibre-reinforcement
  • Shallow slope stability
  • Mechanical behaviour of peat

Education/Academic qualification

Civil Engineering, Doctor of Philosophy

1 Jan 201331 Jul 2016

Award Date: 1 Oct 2016

Civil Engineering, Master of Science, Delft University of Technology

1 Sep 20101 Sep 2012

Award Date: 1 Sep 2012

Civil Engineering, Bachelor of Science, Delft University of Technology

1 Sep 200631 Jul 2010

Award Date: 1 Sep 2010


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