Dr Talib Mahdi
Joining Date: 01/02/2000
T: +44 (0)29 2087 0843 (direct line)
Dr Mahdi’s early research activities were in the field of building material especially concrete and cement and the utilisation of industrial waste in construction. His work has lead to a patent in the field of expansive cement production from industrial waste.
Dr Rob Francis
Joining Date: 30/09/2013
Robert Francis is a Chartered Civil Engineer, with a BSc degree in Civil and Structural Engineering from Cardiff University. Following on from his first degree in 1985, he was awarded a PhD degree for his experimental and numerical modeling work on the design development of composite elements. In addition to his time at Cardiff University, he has worked for local and international firms of Civil Engineering Consultants.
Dr Peter Brabham
Joining Date: 01/01/2014
T: +44(0)29 208 74334
Peter researches in the practical applications of geophysical techniques to civil engineering, environmental analysis, mineral resources and archaeology. His background lies in the application of high resolution seismic reflection surveying to terrestrial exploration targets, but he has a wide interest in other geophysical surveying techniques such as electrical resistivity tomography (ERT), micro-gravity, magnetics, electromagnetics, 3D laser scanning and GPR. He lectures on exploration geophysics at BSc and MSc level as well as contributing widely to modules in remote sensing, global natural resources, Quaternary Geology and information technology / surveying / sampling / mapping skills training. He is the project training and industrial liaison manager for the MSc.