Professor Rebecca Lunn

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Prizes and awards

Elected as an Outstanding Woman of Scotland
Elected as Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh
Elected a Fellow of The Institution of Civil Engineers
Leader of the £1.3M EPSRC Research Consortium SAFE Barriers
Aberconway medallist 2011. Awarded by the Geological Society of London every 2 years to a researcher aged 45 years or less to recognise distinction in the practice of geology with special reference to work in industry

More prizes and awards


PLATYMATCH- A particle-matching algorithm for the analysis of platy particle kinematics using X-ray Computed Tomography
Ibeh Christopher U, Pedrotti Matteo, Tarantino Alessandro, Lunn Rebecca
Computers and Geotechnics (2021)
Emerging investigator series : a holistic approach to multicomponent EXAFS: Sr and Cs complexation in clayey soils
Bots Pieter, Comarmond M Josick, Payne Timothy E, Gückel Katharina, Lunn Rebecca J, Rizzo Luca, Schellenger Alexandra EP, Renshaw Joanna C
Environmental Sciences: Processes and Impacts (2021)
An experimental investigation into the use of mica as a material for the stabilisation of marginal clays in construction
Ibeh Christopher U, Tarantino Alessandro, Pedrotti Matteo, Lunn Rebecca J
Construction and Building Materials (2021)
On the utilization of mica waste : the pore-fluid chemistry of mica soils and its implication for erosion susceptibility
Ibeh Christopher U, Pedrotti Matteo, Tarantino Alessandro, Lunn Rebecca J
Geoderma (2021)
Do intraplate and plate boundary fault systems evolve in a similar way with repeated slip events?
McKay L, Lunn R J, Shipton Z K, Pytharouli S, Roberts J J
Earth and Planetary Science Letters Vol 559 (2021)
Extreme capillary heterogeneities and in situ fluid compartmentalization due to clusters of deformation bands in sandstones
Romano Carla R, Garing Charlotte, Minto James M, Benson Sally M, Shipton Zoe K, Lunn Rebecca J
International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control Vol 106 (2021)

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Research interests

  • Use of microbially mediated mineral precipitation for ground improvement and ground sealing
  • Development and application of colloidal silica-based grouts for ground improvement and ground sealing
  • Development of detectable cementitious grouts for reliable barrier formation
  • Fluid flow in geological faults, estimating fault permeability (particular relevance to radioactive waste disposal, CO2 sequestration and oil and gas exploitation)
  • The relationaship between fault permeability and seismicity - temporal and spatial evolution
  • Predicting ground permeability through structural geology and rock mechanics
  • Groundwater flow and contaminant transport
  • Rock mechanics and structural geology
  • Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems
  • Computer modelling

Professional activities

Bone Dry: Hydroxyapatite as a water-resistant cement coating material
Field deployment of biomineral technologies for treatment and repair of concrete nuclear infrastructure
Engineering the Future for Girls summer school
Feasibility study for the use of microbially induced calcite precipitation for improving rock strength
Organiser of 'Engineering the future for girls Summer School'
Erosion testing of colloidal silica grouted specimens

More professional activities


LGBT STEMinar 2022
Lunn, Rebecca (Principal Investigator)
25-Jan-2021 - 30-Jan-2022
Doctoral Training Partnership 2020-2021 University of Strathclyde | Eriksen, Jason
El Mountassir, Grainne (Principal Investigator) Lunn, Rebecca (Co-investigator) Eriksen, Jason (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 01-Jan-2024
Organic fingerprinting of groundwater to determine surface water origins
Lunn, Rebecca (Principal Investigator) Shipton, Zoe (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 31-Jan-2022
Colloidal Silica Grout for Stabilisation of Underground Structures and for the Formation of Hydraulic and Chemical Barriers for Inhibiting Contaminant Migration
Lunn, Rebecca (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 30-Jan-2023
PANAMA: Plasma Accelerators for Nuclear Applications and Materials Analysis (panama) - National Nuclear User Facility Phase 2
Renshaw, Joanna (Principal Investigator) Jaroszynski, Dino (Co-investigator) Lunn, Rebecca (Co-investigator) McKenna, Paul (Co-investigator) Bots, Pieter (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 30-Jan-2023
Doctoral Training Partnership 2018-19 University of Strathclyde | Winwood, Robert
Renshaw, Joanna (Principal Investigator) Shipton, Zoe (Principal Investigator) Lunn, Rebecca (Co-investigator) Pytharouli, Stella (Co-investigator) White, Chris (Co-investigator) Winwood, Robert (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 01-Jan-2022

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Civil and Environmental Engineering
James Weir Building

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