About the GRC
The Geoenvironmental Research Centre (GRC) is based in the Cardiff School of Engineering, Cardiff University. The school is established as a centre of excellence within Europe, with modern laboratories and state of the art computer facilities.
The mission of the GRC is to undertake research and development, provide leadership, educate and engage with industry at the leading edge of the geoenvironmental arena.
The GRC undertakes work on a broad front of problems ranging from fundamental studies and speculative research on local, national and international levels to projects resulting in commercial applications through knowledge and technology transfer with industry. The centre also prides itself on providing specialist education through PhD, MPhil and MSc programmes.
The type of projects typically undertaken at the GRC include; contaminated land and clean-up technologies for contaminated land, landfill engineering, land reclamation, slope stability, soil strengthening, waste disposal (including high level nuclear waste), engineering behaviour of unsaturated soil, heat losses from buried objects, attenuation characteristics of soils, and geoenvironmental engineering solutions to carbon dioxide sequestration.
The GRC has a diverse expertise in geoenvironmental engineering through a number of highly experienced and highly educated members. Additionally the centre has strong links with a number of other academic institutions both within and outside of Cardiff University, with a number of associate members available to contribute to the available expertise when required for cross discipline work.
geo — Greek prefix meaning ‘Earth’ in the sense of ‘ground’ or ‘land’.
environmental — Pertaining to that which surrounds us.