Professor Rebecca Lunn

Civil and Environmental Engineering


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Unravelling multiple thermotectonic events accommodated by the Highland Boundary Fault : insights from K–Ar dating
McKay Lucy, Kemp Simon J, Leslie Graham A, Todd Andrew, Shipton Zoe K, Lunn Rebecca J, Booth John
Journal of Structural Geology Vol 179 (2024)
Fingerprinting dissolved organic compounds : a potential tool for identifying the surface infiltration environments of meteoric groundwaters
Stillings M, Lunn RJ, Shipton ZK, Lord RA, Thompson S, Knapp M
Geoenergy (2024)
LGBT+ academics' and PhD students' experiences of visibility in STEM : more than raising the rainbow flag
Reggiani Marco, Gagnon Jessica Dawn, Lunn Rebecca Jane
Higher Education Vol 87, pp. 69-87 (2024)
Meter-scale MICP improvement of medium graded very gravelly sands : lab measurement, transport modelling, mechanical and microstructural analysis
Sang Guijie, Lunn Rebecca J, El Mountassir Grainne, Minto James M
Engineering Geology Vol 324 (2023)
Transport and fate of ureolytic Sporosarcina pasteurii in saturated sand columns: experiments and modelling
Sang Guijie, Lunn Rebecca J, El Mountassir Grainne, Minto James M
Transport in Porous Media Vol 149, pp. 599-624 (2023)
Hydroxyapatite coatings on cement paste as barriers against radiological contamination
Cumberland Susan A, Hamilton Andrea, Renshaw Joanna C, Tierney Kieran M, Lunn Rebecca J
Scientific Reports Vol 13 (2023)

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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

Grout Group
Grout Group
Grout Group
Grout Group
Grout Group
Grout Group

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Mechanochemical processing of silicate rocks for direct carbon capture (MACO2)
Lunn, Rebecca (Principal Investigator) Giesekam, Jannik (Co-investigator) Shipton, Zoe (Co-investigator) Stillings, Mark (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2024 - 30-Jan-2027
Experimental characterization of Bentonite hydromechanical behaviour in high salinity environment
Pedrotti, Matteo (Principal Investigator) Lunn, Rebecca (Academic) Samadi, Parisa (Post Grad Student)
The Global Research Studentship will cover 3 years of international fees for an equivalent amount of £62k
02-Jan-2023 - 30-Jan-2026
Understanding the rock fatigue mechanisms in underground hydrogen storage FUSE (Global Partnerships Seedcorn Fund)
Yang, Shangtong (Principal Investigator) Lunn, Rebecca (Co-investigator) Shipton, Zoe (Co-investigator)
02-Jan-2023 - 01-Jan-2025
Industrial CASE Account - University of Strathclyde 2022 | Mutahi, Nicholas Silvester
Lunn, Rebecca (Principal Investigator) Pytharouli, Stella (Co-investigator) Mutahi, Nicholas Silvester (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2023 - 01-Jan-2027
IGNITE Network+: Innovation and Growth Needs Inclusion and engagement of all Talent in Energy research
Lunn, Rebecca (Principal Investigator)
The IGNITE Network+ [Innovation and Growth Needs Inclusion and engagement of all Talent in Energy] is a four-year funded EPSRC project which was established in September 2022. It aims to support sustainable, abundant, clean and equitable energy for all, by harnessing the talents of energy researchers from all backgrounds. To achieve the changes to energy systems needed to meet net-zero carbon by 2050 requires innovation, and its translation into industry, at pace. Research has shown that diversity in the workforce, if managed effectively, increases innovation, brings greater scientific impact and improves economic growth. Increased diversity in energy researchers will significantly improve our chances of successful transition to net zero by 2050.

The current lack of diversity in energy researchers stems not from a lack of interest, talent or ambition in underrepresented individuals, but from systemic inequalities in UK systems and institutions. The IGNITE Network+ will address diversity issues by:

collecting data that can expose systemic inequality;
designing, testing and implementing disruptive initiatives; monitoring the success of interventions and activities;
identifying, disseminating and encouraging good practice.
12-Jan-2022 - 11-Jan-2026
Poccitone: Port and Coastal Cities and Towns Network
Lunn, Rebecca (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 31-Jan-2024

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Professor Rebecca Lunn
Civil and Environmental Engineering

Tel: 548 2826