Engineering Geology at Lund University represents a number of specialties related to water that can be divided into the three categories below. Our overall goal is to provide a better description of the physical properties and processes in the subsurface and underwater environment in space and time, which is essential for a more sustainable management, as a foundation for research, and development of resources and protection of the environment.
At present, the group consists of 21 persons out of which 9 are PhD students.
Main research areas:
- Georesources technology including exploration technology, drilling techniques and well construction, aquifer technology and hydrogeology.
- Applied geophysics for engineering, groundwater and the environmental applications.
- Non-destructive testing, production control and monitoring on land and in water.
This is an extract of the people working within the field. See the full list of further personnel following the link.
Conny Svensson works on teaching and research in the subject of applied geology. Currently, he is mainly active in basic education and the department's undergraduate courses in Engineering Geology.
Phone:+46 46 222 47 51
Nils Rydén works with non-destructive testing (NDT) of civil engineering materials and structures. His research is focused on seismic methods using guided waves to estimate material properties of pavements and concrete structures.
Jan-Erik Rosberg’s research area is the design, applicability and analysis of hydraulic tests in shallow and deep wells. Examples of tests studied are among conventional pumping test, airlifting, slug tests and grouting tests. He is also interested in drilling and geothermal area.
Peter Jonsson works with underwater technology for mapping and characterization of the seabed and features on it. Lately, he has worked mostly with video based methods and instruments.
Torleif Dahlin specialises in geophysical methods applied to engineering and environmental investigations, where groundwater applications is an important field. The work includes supervision of students on master and doctorate levels. A special interest is the development of geoelectrical techniques, with emphasis on DC resistivity and time-domain induced polarisation (IP). A prototype system developed during his doctorate studies later was evolved into the Guideline Geo System.
Gerhard Barmen is teaching and doing research in groundwater hydraulics, groundwater formation, isotope hydrogeology and modeling of groundwater flow and contaminant transport. He is MFS administrator in land and water area at LTH. At the same time, he is a coordinator of the SAREC-supported cooperation between UNAN-Managua, Nicaragua and Lund University and one of the main coordinators for MSc program of Water Resources Engineering.
Per-Gunnar Alm is working on geometry, database management, and ways to visualize the subgrade and helping geophysical borehole measurements (Logging) and the use of GIS (Geographic Information System)
Phone:+46 46 222 89 92