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Dr Phillippe Sentenac

Senior Lecturer

Civil and Environmental Engineering


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)
An experimental investigation of the independent effect of suction and degree of saturation on very small-strain stiffness of unsaturated sand
Pagano Arianna, Tarantino Alessandro, Bagheri Meghdad, Rezania Mohammad, Sentenac Phillippe
E3S Web of Conferences Vol 9, (2016)
An overview of research activities and achievement in geotechnics from the Scottish Universities Geotechnics Network (SUGN)
Leung A. K., Anastasopoulos I. X., Augarde C., Barreto D., Brennan A. J., Brown M. J., Connolly D., Coombs W. M., Davies T., Gao Z., Ivanovic A., Kenny M. J., Knappett J. A., Lombardi D., McDougall J., Medero G. M., Wood D. M., El Mountassir G., Osman A. S., Pytharouli S., Sentenac P., Stewart B., Switzer C., Tarantino A., Wheeler S. J., Woodward P. K., Zielinski M.
Parameter Selection and Monitoring; Developments in Education and Practice, pp. 4289-4294, (2015)
Novel approach for health monitoring of earthen embankments
Utili Stefano , Castellanza Riccardo , Galli Andrea , Sentenac Phillippe
Journal of geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering Vol 141, (2015)
Desiccation cracking detection using 2-D and 3-D electrical resistivity tomography : validation on a flood embankment
Jones Gareth, Sentenac Phillippe, Zielinski Marcin
Journal of Applied Geophysics Vol 106, pp. 196-211, (2014)
An approach for the geophysical assessment of fissuring of estuary and river flood embankments : validation against two case studies in England and Scotland
Sentenac Phillippe, Jones Gareth, Zielinski Marcin, Tarantino Alessandro
Environmental Earth Sciences Vol 69, pp. 1939-1949, (2012)

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Research interests

  • Pollution Remediation, consolidated clay chemical attack
  • Geophysics (Resistivity Arrays ARES IP/SP subsurface tomography) for buried object, cracks, soil topography 

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


Impact Acceleration Account - University Of Strathclyde 2012 / R120526-230
Sentenac, Phillippe (Principal Investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2012 - 31-Mar-2017
Coastal defenses assessment using a new Geophysical monitoring system
Sentenac, Phillippe (Principal Investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2016 - 30-Jun-2018
Doctoral Training Grant | Jones, Gareth
Sentenac, Phillippe (Principal Investigator) Kenny, Michael (Co-investigator) Jones, Gareth (Research Co-investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2009 - 01-Apr-2013
Strategic geophysical assessment of flood embankments and contaminated sites
Sentenac, Phillippe (Principal Investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2012 - 31-Mar-2017
Geophysical site investigation of Scottish Water wind turbines sites
Sentenac, Phillippe (Principal Investigator)
Period 05-Jan-2015 - 30-Apr-2016
New system for Geophysical ground investigation
Sentenac, Phillippe (Principal Investigator)
Period 01-Dec-2014 - 30-Sep-2015

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Civil and Environmental Engineering
John Anderson Building

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