Dr. Gurmel S. Ghataora
Senior Lecturer, University of Birmingham – CRISPS Project
Dr Gurmel S Ghataora holds a PhD in geotechnical engineering. He has been working in the geotechnical Engineering industry and academia for 47 years (in academia for the last 29 years). He has extensive international experience of materials testing (both laboratory and field), ground improvement, use of out-of-specification materials in construction and the improvement of roads and railways, extensive laboratory research. Gurmel runs a number of laboratory testing contracts for the industry which seek to understand how new materials for roads & railways reduce damage to subgrade soils. He has published two books on materials and transportation geotechnics respectively and has also published several book chapters. He has over 140 peer reviewed journal and conference papers, a substantial number of these are on materials and materials testing for roads and related topics.