Hywel Rhys Thomas - Curriculum Vitae#


ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS
  • DSc University of Wales, 1994
  • PhD Civil Engineering, University College, Swansea, 1980
  • DIC Soil Mechanics, Imperial College, 1973
  • MSc Soil Mechanics, Imperial College, University of London, 1973
  • BSc(Hons) Civil Engineering, University College, Swansea, First Class Honours, 1972

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
  • Fellow of the Geological Society of London, 2002
  • Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers, 2000
  • Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers, 1977
  • Chartered Engineer, 1977

PRIZES
  • Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers : 1999
  • International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics: 1997

APPOINTMENTS

Intergovernmental organisations

  • United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Chair, Technical Committee “Building Confidence in the *Geological Disposal of High Level Nuclear Waste”, 2007 to date; Invited Member. 2001 to 2007
  • United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO). Development of research strategy for tackling the issue of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) remediation worldwide.
  • Commonwealth Science Council. Leader Commonwealth Science Council (Science and Technology Division) task force to India and Bangladesh, 1999.

International organisations

  • International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering. Chair, International Congress on Environmental Geotechnics, Cardiff, 2006. Member Technical Committee 5, Environmental Geotechnics, 2001 to 2006. President’s International Touring Lecture Series – 2007, 2008.
  • ALERT: a pan-European organisation consisting of a number of University Departments and Research Centres conducting research in Geotechnical Engineering. Member, 1998 to date.
  • International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics. Member, Board of Directors, 1998 to date.

National organisations

EPSRC. Technical Opportunities Panel (TOP), 2006-2008; Built Environment College, 1999 to date;
Royal Academy of Engineering. Standing Committee for Research and Secondment, 2005 to 2008; International Activities, 2007 to 2010; Education and Learning, 2012 to 2015.
Department of the Environment Transport and the Regions. UK Audit of Contaminated Land Research, 2000-2001.
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