Hywel Rhys Thomas#

Hywel Rhys Thomas
Membership Number:3351
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM

Present and Previous Positions

  • 2012 to date Pro Vice-Chancellor (International and Engagement), Cardiff University
  • 2008 to date UNESCO Chair in the Development of a Sustainable
  • 2010 to 2012 Pro Vice-Chancellor (Innovation, Engagement and International Activities), Cardiff University
  • 2007 to 2010 Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Innovation & Engagement),Cardiff University
  • 2002 to 2010 Director, Cardiff School of Engineering, Cardiff University
  • 1999 to 2002 Senior Deputy Head, Cardiff School of Engineering, Cardiff University
  • 1996 to date Founder Director, Geoenvironmental Research Centre, Cardiff School of Engineering, Cardiff University
  • 1995 to date Professor of Civil Engineering, Cardiff School of Engineering, Cardiff University
  • 1980 to 1995 Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Reader, School of Engineering, Cardiff University
  • 1978 to 1980 Senior Research Assistant, University College, Swansea
  • 1973 to 1978 Graduate engineer under professional agreement with Scott Wilson Kirkpatrick and Partners, Consulting Engineers

Fields of Scholarship
  • Transport properties of unsaturated soils
  • High performance computing
  • Numerical modelling and simulation of THMC behaviour of soils and rocks
  • Thermo/hydraulic/mechanical/chemical (THMC) analysis of the engineering behaviour of unsaturated soils
  • The development of a sustainable geoenvironment - groundwater contamination, land regeneration, landfills, pollutants
  • Geological disposal of high level nuclear waste
  • Ground energy problems - ground source heat
  • Geoenvironmental engineering

Honours and Awards
  • 2012 Fellow of the Royal Society of London
  • 2011 Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales
  • 2005 Fellow of the Transport Research Foundation, UK
  • 2003 Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, UK
  • 1999 Dufton Silver Medal: Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE)

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