NUIG-Geotech Research Group

Welcome to the homepage of the NUIG-Geotech research group at NUI Galway.

Geotechnical Engineering is the branch of civil engineering associated with the behaviour of earth materials, including soil and rock. Geotechnical engineers use theories of soil and rock mechanics, allied with testing and experience, to help understand how earth materials respond to various construction activities such as the formation of foundations, embankments, excavations and tunnels.

The Director of NUIG-Geotech is Dr. Bryan McCabe.      

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