Professor Robert Zimmerman

Professor Robert Zimmerman
Department: Earth Science and Engineering
Position: Permanent staff
Institution: Imperial College
Phone: +44 (0)20 7594 7412
Website: Website

Research Summary:

1. Effective medium theories for estimating the macroscopic properties of heterogeneous and porous materials
2. Effect of pore structure on the mechanical, seismic and transport properties of porous media
3. Failure and fracture of brittle materials
4. Hydro-thermo-mechanical modelling of coupled processes in geological media
5. Thermal and mechanical modelling of functionally-graded materials
6. Finite element / discrete element modelling of rock deformation, fracture and fragmentation


Elasticity, Fracture, Geophysics, Porous Media, Concrete, Rock mechanics, Effective medium theory