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Prof Michael Lim

Professor

Department: Mechanical and Construction Engineering

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My research is focused on the interactions between materials, environmental processes, landforms and infrastructure within challenging environments, with particular emphasis on slope behaviour.

My main area of expertise is on investigating the mechanisms that operate in coastal environments and how they interact to shape landforms, habitats and coastal communities. I am particularly interested in rocky coast geomorphology, and the advances enabled through new techniques capable of quantifying complex processes. I have developed and applied approaches to try and better understand slope systems and their relation to impacts in a wide range of environments, from Alpine slopes to the rocky coasts of Svalbard and permafrost thaw complexes in Canada. Much of this research informs my teaching on surveying skills, change detection and analysis, engineering geology, geotechnics and slope geomorphology, hazards and management.

 

Campus Address

Mechanical & Construction Engineering
Ellison Building, Northumberland Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 8ST

My research is focused on the interactions between materials, environmental processes, landforms and infrastructure within challenging environments, with particular emphasis on slope behaviour.

My main area of expertise is on investigating the mechanisms that operate in coastal environments and how they interact to shape landscapes, habitats and coastal communities. I have developed and applied approaches to try and better understand slope systems and mitigate their impacts within a wide range of settings, from automatic detection of debris-flows on mountains slopes to the globally significant controls on the rocky coasts of Svalbard and permafrost thaw complexes in Canada. This research informs my teaching on surveying skills, change detection and analysis, engineering geology, geotechnics and slope hazards and management and enables me to work with an exciting and inpiring community spanning academia, government agencies and industry.

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • A new four stage model of capillary pressure in early age concrete: Insights from high capacity tensiometers, Jamali, A., Mendes, J., Nagaratnam, B., Lim, M. 27 Aug 2022, In: Cement and Concrete Research
  • A new predictive skid resistance model (PSRM) for pavement evolution due to texture polishing by traffic, Kane, M., Lim, M., Tan Do, M., Edmondson, V. 1 Aug 2022, In: Construction and Building Materials
  • A New Predictive Skid Resistance Model (Psrm) for Pavement Evolution Due to Texture Polishing by Traffic, Kane, M., Lim, M., Do, M., Edmondson, V. 25 Feb 2022, In: SSRN Electronic Journal
  • Blue-ice moraines formation in the Heritage Range, West Antarctica: Implications for ice sheet history and climate reconstruction, Woodward, J., Hein, A., Winter, K., Westoby, M., Marrero, S., Dunning, S., Lim, M., Rivera, A., Sugden, D. 1 Apr 2022, In: Quaternary Science Advances
  • Detection and forecasting of shallow landslides: lessons from a natural laboratory, Bainbridge, R., Lim, M., Dunning, S., Winter, M., Diaz-Moreno, A., Martin, J., Torun, H., Sparkes, B., Khan, M., Jin, N. 23 Feb 2022, In: Geomatics, Natural Hazards and Risk
  • Mechanisms, volumetric assessment, and prognosis for rapid coastal erosion of Tuktoyaktuk Island, an important natural barrier for the harbour and community, Whalen, D., Forbes, D., Kostylev, V., Lim, M., Fraser, P., Nedimović, M., Stuckey, S. 4 Aug 2022, In: Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences
  • Physiographic Controls on Landfast Ice Variability from 20 Years of Maximum Extents across the Northwest Canadian Arctic, Wratten, E., Cooley, S., Mann, P., Whalen, D., Fraser, P., Lim, M. 30 Apr 2022, In: Remote Sensing
  • Quantifying long-term rates of texture change on road networks, Edmondson, V., Ardill, O., Martin, J., Lim, M., Kane, M., Woodward, J. 12 May 2022, In: International Journal of Pavement Engineering
  • The fungal ecology of the Brassington Formation (Middle Miocene) of Derbyshire, United Kingdom, and a new method for palaeoclimate reconstruction, Pound, M., Nuñez Otaño, N., Romero, I., Lim, M., Riding, J., O'Keefe, J. 4 Aug 2022, In: Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution
  • A New Paraglacial Typology of High Arctic Coastal Systems: Application to Recherchefjorden, Svalbard, Jarosz, K., Zagórski, P., Moskalik, M., Lim, M., Rodzik, J., Mędrek, K. 13 May 2021, In: Annals of the American Association of Geographers

  • Bradley Sparkes A monitoring and modelling led investigation into the debris flow geohazard in the west of Scotland Start Date: 15/09/2015 End Date: 24/10/2019
  • Eleanor Wratten 'Widescale monitoring and modelling of classified ice-rich permafrost coastal responses to landfast ice and physiographic controls across the Northwest Canadian Arctic.' Start Date: 01/10/2020
  • Samuel Hayes Massive Ice and Coastal Permafrost Dynamics in the Western Canadian Arctic Start Date: 01/10/2016 End Date: 25/06/2020
  • Luca Righetti Start Date: 06/08/2018 End Date: 18/11/2020

  • Geography PhD September 01 2006
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2011
  • Chartered Geographer CGeog (Geomorph)


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