Richard Lord

Senior Lecturer

Personal Statement

I joined the University in 2012 as Senior Lecturer in Engineering Geoscience, at title reflecting my broad interests in the application of engineering to societal challenges.  My research and professional interests include the remediation of contaminated land, identifying sustainable sources of renewable energy and other ecosystem services, and the exploration for, exploitation and environmental impacts of geological resources.  I am currently Director of Knowledge Exchange, providing a focus for the Department's external activities, including continuing professional development, consultancy and knowledge transfer.  I am also the Faculty of Engineering champion for Knowledge Transfer Partnerships, probably the best known of all University knowledge exchange activities (see

My teaching duties include leading the "Energy Design Projects" for MEng & MSc Civil Engineering students and the "Independent Study in Collaboration with Industry (including Carbon Trusts SME Carbon Audit)" module for Enironmental masters students.  I am Course Director for the MRes programmes in Climate Change Adaptation, Geo-Environmental Engineering and Integrated Pollution Prevention & Control (IPPC).



    Research areas

  • Biomass, Contaminated Land, sediments, platinum-group elements, Waste, Soil and Groundwater Remediation


  1. Supergen Bioenergy Hub Researchers' Day 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

  2. IBioIC Annual Conference

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

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  1. Reduction, reuse and recycling of dredged sediment

    Impact: Impact - for External PortalEconomic and commerce, Policy and legislation, Environment and sustainability - natural world and built environment

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