Geomechanics research centre looks into safety

Sunday, 04 May, 2003

Scientists at the UK's Nottingham University are searching for fresh ways to make working environments safer. Using advanced experimental facilities in the university's newly opened Centre for Geomechanics (NCG), they are looking into some of the complex problems that are faced by the construction, mining and oil industries. The NCG's international team consists of 11 academic staff and 25 researchers and is headed by Professor Hai-Sui Yu.

Many of its members are world leaders in their own fields. Nottingham, which is one of the UK's top ten universities, has a long history of conducting research into the mechanics of geomaterials but in the past this research was undertaken in three separate schools. Apart from research, the main activities of the centre include organising seminars, developing joint proposals between members, and promoting and maintaining dialogue between the centre and its industry partners.

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