Professor Rebecca Lunn

Civil and Environmental Engineering


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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)
Mechanochemical processing of silicate rocks to trap CO2
Stillings Mark, Shipton Zoe K, Lunn Rebecca J
Nature Sustainability Vol 6, pp. 780-788 (2023)
Treatment of fractured concrete via microbially induced carbonate precipitation : from micro-scale characteristics to macro-scale behaviour
Turner Ronald, Castro Gloria M, Minto James, El Mountassir Grainne, Lunn Rebecca J
Construction and Building Materials Vol 384 (2023)
Colloidal silica as a grouting material for the temporary encapsulation of heat-generating radioactive waste during removal and transport operations : a proof of concept
Pagano Arianna Gea, El Mountassir Gráinne, Lunn Rebecca Jane
Frontiers in Energy Research Vol 11 (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
Microseismic events induce mechanochemical pH changed in groundwaters at the Grimsel Test Site (2023)
EPSRC-funded IGNITE network+ Event
Inhibiting airborne and groundwater-borne transport of radionuclides during decommissioning operations with colloidal silica grout

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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
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 where and how CO2 is trapped in silicate rocks and minerals during milling (£30k)
Stillings, Mark (Principal Investigator) Lunn, Rebecca (Co-investigator)
17-Jan-2023 - 16-Jan-2024
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 - 29-Jan-2024

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Professor Rebecca Lunn
Civil and Environmental Engineering

Tel: 548 2826