Dr Stephen Wilkinson
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- Dr Stephen Wilkinson
Dr Stephen Wilkinson is Associate Professor at the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD), he is the Head of the Smart and Sustainable Cities Research Cluster. Dr Wilkinson holds a PhD from Imperial College London based on his research on the analysis of the microstructure of complex nanomaterials (UK mudrocks).
Dr Wilkinson carries out guided experiments, developed tutorials and created physical models in his classroom and has also developed online materials to support virtual learning.
Dr Wilkinson has broad research interests in the fields of sustainability and environmental awareness in practice. Based on these interests he has worked on a wide range of projects encompassing contaminated land, micro-biology, tunneling, foundation design, gas flow in porous media, particle analysis and electron microscope analysis.
Prior to joining UOWD, Dr Wilkinson was a Senior Lecturer at the University of Wolverhampton in the United Kingdom, Lecturer at Xi’an Jiaotong - Liverpool University in China, visiting lecturer at Zhejiang University, China. He also previously worked for Jacobs Engineering, Geotechnical Observations, First Steps Limited, and as an on-site engineer at the Orgreave Colliery (Active Coal Mine).
Ph.D Microstructure of UK Mudrocks, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Imperial College, London. (D.I.C.). Thesis is publicly available online here: https://spiral.imperial.ac.uk/handle/10044/1/46071. The data from this research is available here: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Stephen-Wilkinson-8/publications
M.Sc Engineering Geology, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Imperial College, London. (D.I.C.). Dissertation: “A review of the ground conditions below Winchester cathedral and their effects on the cathedral’s structure” available here: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Stephen-Wilkinson-8/publications
M.Sci Geological Science, The Royal School of Mines, Imperial College, London (A.R.S.M.). Dissertation: “The Translation of Validity Functions into Riemannian Space for the Analysis of Discontinuity Data”
Publications include but not limited to:
- Zhu, M., Gong, G., Xia, J., Liu, L. and Wilkinson, S. (2021) Effects of deviator strain histories on liquefaction of loose sand using DEM. Computers and Geotechnics. 136, 104213. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compgeo.2021.104213
- Rajasekar, A., Wilkinson, S. and Moy, C., K., S. (2021) MICP as a potential sustainable technique to treat or entrap contaminants in the natural environment: A review. Environmental Science and Ecotechnology. 7, 100096. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ese.2021.100096
- Kodicherla, S. P. K., Gong, G., Fan, L., Wilkinson, S. and Moy, C., K., S. (2021) Discrete element modelling of strength and critical state characteristics of granular materials under axial compression and axial extension stress path tests. Particuology. 56, pp 152-162. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.partic.2020.11.003
- Kodicherla, S. P. K., Gong, G., Fan, L., Wilkinson, S. and Moy, C., K., S. (2020) Investigations of the effects of particle morphology on granular material behaviors using a multi-sphere approach. Journal of Rock Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering. 12 (6), pp 1301-1312. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrmge.2020.04.005
- Kodicherla, S. P. K., Gong, G., and Wilkinson, S. (2020) Exploring the relationship between particle shape and critical state parameters for granular materials using DEM. SN Applied Sciences. 2, 2128. https://doi.org/10.1007/s42452-020-03902-9
Dr Wilkinson is an active researcher in the fields of sustainability and environmental technologies. He is an expert in geology and geotechnical engineering focusing on micro-mechanics. He is also an expert on micro imaging techniques and image analysis approaches. Currently Dr Wilkinson’s research is focused on Microstructure and Engineering Behaviour (Including micromechanics), The development of measurement techniques and regimes for problem solving and monitoring, Advanced imaging and micro-imaging techniques, Applied Geomicrobiology, Influence of Past Human Activities on Current Design Problems (including Brownfield Design & incorporating old foundations and structures into current design), Sustainability and Environmental Awareness in Engineering Practice.
Dr Wilkinson is a member of the committee for the Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation Dubai group as well as Fellow of the Geological Society, Fellow of the Royal Microscopical Society, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and Associate of the Royal School of Mines.
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