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Professor David Richards BEng MSt PhD CEng MICE

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David Richards is a Professor in Ground Engineering (Infrastructure) and Head of the School of Engineering within the faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of Southampton.

David is Professor in Ground Engineering and since 1st August, 2018, Head of the School of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Southampton. Technical interests include the geotechnical aspects of ageing infrastructure, large-scale field monitoring, the engineering behaviour and characterisation (pre and post processed) of landfill wastes, and the mechanical characterization of chalk using CT imaging techniques and cyclic simple shear tests. He has undertaken extensive studies into the rate loading effects of electricity transmission tower (shallow) footing systems involving both scaled physical modelling techniques in a geotechnical centrifuge and through field monitoring. He is PI for the £26M BEIS/EPSRC funded UKCRIC National Infrastructure Laboratory on the Boldrewood Campus and UKCRIC Coordination Node (CN) Director of Strategy – the CN is working to deliver a networked suite of national research test facilities.

Teaching covers all aspects of geotechnics and foundations with particular interests in the broad aspects of engineering design. Working with industrial collaborators and recent graduates, he leads the Civil Engineering Part 1 Constructionarium located at the National Construction College, Norfolk.

David was awarded a Gledden Senior Visiting Fellowship by the University of Western Australia, Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems in 2001. He is a co-recipient of the IMechE Thomas Hawksley Gold Medal and the John F Alcock Memorial Prize, 2007, an ICE Telford Premium, 2009 and the ICE Curtin Medal, 2016.

Research interests

Geomechanics, Geotechnical engineering, Geotechnical investigations, Geotechnical models, Landfills, Soil mechanics, Waste management,

Research group

Infrastructure Group

Affiliate research group

Waste Management

Research project(s)

Processes, mechanics and management of wastes

Coastal Landfill and Shoreline Management: Implications for Coastal Adaptation Infrastructure

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Code Title Role
CENV2028  DESIGN 2 Lecturer
CENV2029  ARCHITECTURE 2 Coordinator
CENV3015  DESIGN PROJECT Lecturer
CENV6085  WASTE RESOURCE MANAGEMENT Lecturer
CENV6106  ARCHITECTURE 4 Lecturer
CENV6122  ADVANCED FOUNDATION ENGINEERING Coordinator
CENV6154  GROUNDWATER HYDROLOGY AND CONTAMINATION Lecturer
CENV6160  ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING PROJECT Lecturer
Professor David Richards
Southampton Marine and Maritime Institute University of Southampton Southampton Boldrewood Innovation Campus Southampton SO16 7QF

Room Number: 178/3007

Facsimile: (023) 8067 7519

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