Dr Phil Renforth

Dr Phil Renforth

Lecturer

School of Earth and Ocean Sciences

Email:
renforthp@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 9672
Location:
3.16, Main Building

Interests:

  • Carbon sequestration
  • Climate change mitigation
  • Carbon negative technologies
  • Engineering Geology
  • Applied Geochemistry

Lecturer in Engineering Geology: Cardiff University (2014 – present)

James Martin Fellow: University of Oxford (2011 – 2014)

Research Associate: Newcastle University (2011)

PhD: Newcastle University (2011)

Graduate Engineer: MWH, Newcastle upon Tyne (2007)

MEng (Hons) Civil and Environmental Engineering: Newcastle University (2007)

Professional memberships

  • Fellow of the Geological Society
  • Institution of Civil Engineers
  • Editorial Panel for Civil Engineering (http://www.icevirtuallibrary.com/toc/jcien/current)

Module leader:

  • EA3123 – Engineering Geology (3rd/4th Year)
  • EAT104 – Engineering Behaviour of Soils (MSc)
  • EAT103 – Geotechnical Engineering (MSc, taught by Ewan Thomas of Geotechnology Ltd; http://www.geotechnology.net/)

Contribute to:

  • EAT108 – Transferable Skills
  • EAT110 – AEG Dissertation supervision
  • EAT101 – Project Planning, Design and Management
  • EA1122/1124 – Earth Science Skills (essential numeracy/physics)

My research interests are focused on using geochemical engineering to create develop and assess novel solutions to major challenges facing human society. In particular:

  • Carbonate formation in anthropogenic soils as a method of carbon sequestration and pollution remediation.
  • Enhanced weathering and ocean alkalinity as carbon negative technologies.

Dissertation supervision:

I welcome enquiries from students who are interested in research projects on carbon sequestration through mineral dissolution, enhanced weathering/ocean alkalinity carbon storage, urban soils/’made ground’, and biogeochemical processes for ground improvement.