Dr. P.J. (Phil) Vardon
- Coupled numerical modelling in geomaterials: thermo-hydro-chemical-gas-mechanical
- Uncertainty reduction in calculating geotechnical reliability
- Scientific computer programming, including parallel computer algorithms
- Energy Piles in the Netherlands. Funded by NWO.
- New Approach to Reactor Safety ImprovementS. Funded by the EU.
- Reliability-Based Geomechanical Assessment Tools for Dykes and Embankments in Delta Areas (Reliable Dykes). Funded by STW.
- Impact of climate change on engineered slopes for infrastructure (EU COST Action TU1202). Funded by the EU.
- Geotechnical Performance and Climatic Effects (Geo-PACE) - Marie Curie Career Integration Grant. Funded by the EU.
- Technical feasibility of a concept radioactive waste disposal facility in Boom Clay in the Netherlands. Funded by COVRA.
- Programme for Education, Training and Research on Underground Storage (PETRUS III) - Funded by the EU.
For more details please see my department page: http://www.citg.tudelft.nl/pj-vardon
Phil is an Associate Professor in the Section of Geo-Engineering. He leads the department theme in Geothermal Science and Engineering. His research is into complex coupled processes in the geotechnical arena. He focuses on the impacts on soils / geomaterials of various processes including heat, moisture and contaminant movement, including practical applications such as geothermal energy, slope stability and radioactive waste disposal. He teaches on the undergraduate Soil Mechanics course (CTB2310) and the postgraduate Numerical Modelling in Geo-Engineering course (CIE4366).
Current and recent projects include:
2020-04-01 - 2022-04-01