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


Groundwater quality index as a hydrochemical tool for monitoring saltwater intrusion into coastal freshwater aquifer of Eastern Dahomey Basin, Southwestern Nigeria
Aladejana Jamiu A, Kalin Robert M, Sentenac Philippe, Hassan Ibrahim
Groundwater for Sustainable Development Vol 13 (2021)
True 2-D resistivity imaging from vertical electrical soundings to support more sustainable rural water supply borehole siting in Malawi
Leborgne Romain, Rivett Michael O, Wanangwa Gift J, Sentenac Philippe, Kalin Robert M
Applied Sciences Vol 11 (2021)
Origin and residence time of groundwater in the shallow coastal aquifer of eastern Dahomey Basin, Southwestern Nigeria, using δ18O and δD isotopes
Aladejana Jamiu A, Kalin Robert M, Hassan Ibrahim, Sentenac Phillippe, Tijani Moshood N
Applied Sciences Vol 10 (2020)
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)

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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 - 28-Jan-2022
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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