Dr Sam Clarke
Lecturer in Geotechnical Engineering
Department of Civil and Structural Engineering
Sir Frederick Mappin Building
Mappin Street, Sheffield, S1 3JD
Telephone: +44 (0) 114 222 5703
Fax: +44 (0) 114 222 5700
MEng (Hons), PhD
Sam Clarke graduated from The University of Sheffield with a MEng (Hons) degree in Structural Engineering and Architecture in 2006. He then joined the Geotechnical Engineering Group and completed his PhD in 2009. During his doctorate studies Sam spent a number of periods working with Arup Geotechnics' Numerical Skills Team in London and the university spin-out company LimitState. He spent a short period as a Research Assistant before taking up the post of Lecturer in Geotechnical Engineering in November 2009.
His main research interests focus on:
- Numerical modelling of geotechnical problems
- Development of advanced constitutive models for soils
- Soil reinforcement and remediation techniques
- Quantification of viscous effects
Activities and Distinctions
- Recipient of the IStructE prize 1st year performance in 2002/03
- Awarded Jacobs Babtie prize for best UG dissertation in 2005/06
- ICE Yorkshire & Humber Student Papers Competition winner, 2006/07
- Naweed A, Hockey GRJ and Clarke SD (2008) Enhanced information design for high-speed train displays: Determining goal set operation under a supervisory automated braking system. In Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Europe Chapter 25th Annual Conference 2008, Soesterberg, The Netherlands.
- Black JA, Stanier SA and Clarke SD (2009) Shear wave velocity measurement of Kaolin during undrained unconsolidated triaxial compression. In Proceedings of the 62nd Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Halifax, Canada.
- Staff member responsible (SMR) for 1st year Geotechnical Engineering Module, CIV150