Professor Rebecca Lunn

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Prizes and awards

Elected as an Outstanding Woman of Scotland
Recipient
2015
Elected as Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh
Recipient
2014
Elected a Fellow of The Institution of Civil Engineers
Recipient
2014
Leader of the £1.3M EPSRC Research Consortium SAFE Barriers
Recipient
2012
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
Recipient
6/2011

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Publications

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)
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2021.116757
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)
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijggc.2021.103280
Microseismic monitoring illuminates phases of slope failure in soft soils
Yfantis G, Pytharouli S, Lunn RJ, Carvajal HEM
Engineering Geology Vol 280 (2021)
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enggeo.2020.105940
Microseismic events cause significant pH drops in groundwater
Stillings M, Lunn R J, Pytharouli S, Shipton Z K, Kinali M, Lord R, Thompson S
Geophysical Research Letters Vol 48 (2021)
https://doi.org/10.1029/2020GL089885
Determination of the seismic signatures of landslides in soft soils : a methodology based on a field scale shear box
Yfantis G, Pytharouli S, Lunn RJ, Carvajal HEM
Engineering Geology Vol 279 (2020)
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enggeo.2020.105853
Core surprise : what's inside a plate boundary?
McKay Lucy, Shipton Zoe, Lunn Rebecca
Geoscientist Vol 30, pp. 11-15 (2020)
https://doi.org/10.1144/geosci2020-092

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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
Contributor
6/5/2019
Field deployment of biomineral technologies for treatment and repair of concrete nuclear infrastructure
Contributor
3/4/2019
Engineering the Future for Girls summer school
Organiser
19/6/2017
Organiser of 'Engineering the future for girls Summer School'
Organiser
6/2016
Feasibility study for the use of microbially induced calcite precipitation for improving rock strength
Consultant
6/2016
Erosion testing of colloidal silica grouted specimens
Consultant
10/2015

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Projects

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
STEM Equals (EPSRC Inclusion Matters)
MacGregor, Scott (Principal Investigator) Carter, Sara (Co-investigator) Lunn, Rebecca (Co-investigator) Pyne, Susan (Co-investigator) Renshaw, Joanna (Co-investigator) Rivers, Ian (Co-investigator) Shipton, Zoe (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 30-Jan-2021

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Civil and Environmental Engineering
James Weir Building

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