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Kevin Briggs is a Lecturer in Geotechnical Engineering and RAEng Industrial Fellow in ‘Railway Infrastructure Resilience’ (2017/18). He is an EPSRC RISE Connector (2019).

His research is being used to assess the ageing and degradation of infrastructure earthworks (embankments & cuttings) supporting the railway and highway networks. This includes field and laboratory investigations into the behaviour of natural soils and engineered fills.

Kevin was awarded the EPSRC Doctoral Prize in 2011 and is currently Bath PI for the £4.8M EPSRC ACHILLES Programme (2018-2022) led by Newcastle University. ACHILLES will examine how to better monitor and maintain UK infrastructure earthworks, to save money and reduce transport disruptions.

Kevin is the industrial placement tutor and site visit co-ordinator for civil engineering students.

Willing to supervise PhD

Infrastructure earthworks and retaining structures
Monitoring and assessment of historic structures
Climate and extreme weather impacts on geotechnical structures
Small-strain stiffness
History of civil engineering
Geotechnical case studies

External positions

Adviser: Reservoir Research Advisory Group, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

22 Dec 2017 → …

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Projects 2013 2022

GCRF: Solar-based faecal sludge treatment for rural communities in developing countries

Briggs, K., Wenk, J. & Bryant, L.


Project: Research councilResearch, Internally Funded Research

Global Mobility Scheme - Unsaturated Ground Water Flow in Response to Weather

Briggs, K. & Bryant, L.


Project: Research-related fundingInternational Relations Office Funding

Research Output 2010 2018

Characterisation of faecal sludge simulants for drying experiments

Deering, N., Briggs, K., Bryant, L. & Way, C., 9 Jul 2018.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Open Access
health and safety

How do we maintain invisible transport infrastructure?

Briggs, K., 30 Oct 2018, Institute for Policy Research, University of Bath.

Research output: Other contribution

Open Access

Non Destructive Testing of Drystone Walls

Warren, L., 30 May 2018, 335 p.

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

Open Access
Nondestructive examination
Retaining walls
Infrared imaging
Retaining walls
10 Citations

Failures in transport infrastructure embankments

Briggs, K. M., Loveridge, F. A. & Glendinning, S., 9 Mar 2017, In : Engineering Geology. 219, p. 107-117

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access


The effects of soil macroporosity on the hydrology of infrastructure slopes

Author: Muddle, D., 21 Mar 2018

Supervisor: Briggs, K. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD