Dr Christopher Beckett

Lecturer

Email: 

Telephone: 

+44(0)131 6517119

Location: 

Alexander Graham Bell building

Engineering Discipline: 

  • Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Institute: 

  • Infrastructure and Environment

Research Theme: 

  • Granular Mechanics and Industrial Infrastructure
Chris Beckett
Dr Chris Beckett

Biography: 

Dr. Chris Beckett joined the School in early 2017. His research interests are the advanced geotechnical and structural characterisation of stabilised and unstabilised unsaturated soils used as construction materials; geotechnical characterisation of agricultural soil constraints (compaction and water repellency); and centrifugal scale modelling of soil structural behaviour. He lectures in Foundation Engineering and holds an Adjunct Reseach Fellow position at the University of Western Australia.

Academic Qualifications: 

PhD in Geotechnical Engineering, Durham University (2011)

MEng (hons) in Civil Engineering, First Class, Durham University (2008)

Research Interests: 

  • Geotechnical and structural characterisation of stabilised and unstabilised unsaturated soils and granular materials
  • Geotechnical characterisation of agricultural soil constraints (compaction and water repellency)
  • Centrifuge modelling of soil behaviour

Further Information: 

  • Member: RILEM TC Testing and characterisation of earth-based building materials and elements
  • Member: Standards Australia Committee BD083 Earth Building