Dr Phillippe Sentenac

Senior Lecturer

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Prizes and awards

IAA project “Assessment of flood defense embankments using Geophysics” shortlisted by "the Engineer, collaborate to innovate” national competition final 2016 (sponsored by EPSRC).
Geometrics Scholarship Award 25th Symposium on the Application of Geophysics to Engineering & Environmental Problems (SAGEEP25) in Tucson, Arizona, 2012.
Principal investigator for AXA fellowship (£60k)(Dr Marcin Zielinski is the fellow)starting 01/01/2010. Fine fissuring of flood embankments using Geophysics and new detection tracers.    

More prizes and awards


Hydrostratigraphic characterisation of shallow coastal aquifers of Eastern Dahomey Basin, S/W Nigeria using integrated hydrogeophysics; implication for saltwater intrusion
Aladejana Jamiu A, Kalin Robert M, Sentenac Phillippe, Hassan Ibrahim
Geosciences Vol 10 (2020)
Assessing the impact of climate change on groundwater quality of shallow coastal aquifer of eastern Dahomey basin, southwestern Nigeria
Aladejana Jamiu A, Kalin Robert M, Sentenac Phillippe, Hassan Ibrahim
Water Vol 12 (2020)
Preliminary non-intrusive geophysical electrical resistivity tomography surveys of a mock-up scale monitoring of EBS at URL Tournemire
Lopes Bruna de Carvalho Faria Lima, Sachet Cédric, Sentenac Phillippe, Beneš Vojtěch, Dick Pierre, Bertrand Johan, Tarantino Alessandro
Geological Society Special Publications (2018)
Reservoir assessment using non-invasive geophysical techniques
Sentenac Phillippe, Benes Vojtech, Keenan Helen
Environmental Earth Sciences (2018)
Post flooding damage assessment of earth dams and historical reservoirs using non-invasive geophysical techniques
Sentenac Phillippe, Benes Vojtech, Budinski Vladimir, Keenan Helen, Baron Ron
Journal of Applied Geophysics Vol 146, pp. 138-148 (2017)
Non-invasive portable geophysical tool to monitor water content in earthen long linear infrastructures
Utili S, Castellanza Riccardo, Galli A, Sentenac P
Procedia Engineering Vol 189, pp. 86-93 (2017)

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Research interests

  • Pollution remediation, consolidated clay chemical attack
  • Geophysics (Electrical Resistivity Tomography, Self Potentials, Electromagnetics, Ground Penetrating Radar) for erosion, fissuring, voids detection and foundations for construction sites.
  • Sites investigations (Coastal concrete structures, Flood and reservoirs embankments, dams, polluted sites, landfills).

Professional activities

INSA Toulouse - LMDC
Visiting researcher
Invited seminars and collaborative research at Ecole des mines d'Ales (France) and University Joseph Fourier-Grenoble (France) &
Invited speaker
CIRIA (External organisation)
International Journal of Geosciences (Journal)
Editorial board member

More professional activities


Concrete dams and sea walls assessment using two new Geophysical monitoring systems
Sentenac, Phillippe (Principal Investigator)
23-Jan-2020 - 31-Jan-2021
Coastal defenses assessment using micro-seismics and ERT
Sentenac, Phillippe (Principal Investigator)
26-Jan-2018 - 31-Jan-2019
Coastal defenses assessment using a new Geophysical monitoring system
Sentenac, Phillippe (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2016 - 30-Jan-2018
Modern2020 - Development and Demonstration of monitoring strategies and technologies for geological disposal
Tarantino, Alessandro (Principal Investigator) Ferguson, Neil (Co-investigator) Lunn, Rebecca (Co-investigator) Sentenac, Phillippe (Co-investigator) Yang, Wenbin (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2015 - 30-Jan-2019
Geophysical site investigation of Scottish Water wind turbines sites
Sentenac, Phillippe (Principal Investigator)
05-Jan-2015 - 30-Jan-2016
New system for Geophysical ground investigation
Sentenac, Phillippe (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2014 - 30-Jan-2015

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Civil and Environmental Engineering
James Weir Building

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