Welsh Crucible 2011
Michael obtained his doctorate through the study of enhanced biological remediation of contaminated land, a theme which continues to this day in his research. Since 2006 he has been a lecturer in geoenvironmental engineering at Cardiff School of Engineering. His research interests have expanded to include more broad links between civil engineering / infrastructure and living organisms, contributing to efforts to develop ‘smart’ and durable infrastructure. This includes microbiological impacts on civil engineering materials and structures (e.g. strengthening of soils and geotechnical structures, biological control of underground fluid flows and self-healing in soil and cementitious structures to enhance durability) as well as continued exploration of biological enhancement of contaminated land remediation. In addition, he has interests in resource recovery from waste materials
2016 Update: Michael continues in his role as a Lecturer in the School of Engineering at Cardiff University.