Dr Phillippe Sentenac

Senior Lecturer

Civil and Environmental Engineering


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)
Mapping desiccation fissures using 3-D electrical resistivity tomography
Jones Gareth, Zielinski Marcin, Sentenac Phillippe
Journal of Applied Geophysics Vol 84, pp. 39-51, (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


Coastal defenses assessment using a new Geophysical monitoring system
Sentenac, Phillippe (Principal Investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2016 - 31-Dec-2017
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
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)
Period 01-Jun-2015 - 30-May-2019

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Civil and Environmental Engineering
John Anderson Building

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