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Engineering educator

Alan Philip Dykes, British engineering educator. Research project grant, Royal Geography Society, 2000, Operation Wallacea, 2001-2002, Natural Environment Research Council, 2003-2005, University Huddersfield, 2004. Fellow: Royal Geography Society, Geological Society (London); member: British Society Geomorphology (ordinary member of the executive committee since 2007).

Background

Dykes, Alan Philip was born in 1968 in United Kingdom. Son of Anthony and Freda Dykes.

Education

Bachelor of Science with honors, University Bristol, England, 1990. Doctor of Philosophy, University London, King's College, 1994.

Career

Lecturer, senior lecturer geomorphology University Huddersfield, England, 1995—2005. Lecturer physical geography Kingston University, Kingston upon Thames, England, 2007—2008, senior lecturer civil engineering, since 2009. Consultant Groundwork Trust, 1995, Watson Hawksley Asia, 1996, H & E Trotter Ltd., 1999, Gaia Foundation, Malta, 1999, English Nature, 2000, Countryside Council Wales, 2001, Applied Ground Engineering Ltd., Ireland, 2004, Hyder Consulting Ltd., 2004, United Research Services Australia Pty Ltd., 2005—2006, Countryside Council Wales, 2005—2006, Limestone Research Group, 2006, Applied Ground Engineering Ltd., Ireland, 2008.

Achievements

  • Achievements include research in geomorphology and geotechnics undertook and published the first ever geomorphological/geotechnical analysis of a landslide in guano inside a tropical cave, as part of the AHRB-funded archaeology-environmental 'Niah Caves Project'. Research in Developed a classification scheme for peat landslides and advanced geomorphological and geotechnical knowledge of these phenomena far beyond previously published accounts. Design of a new laboratory apparatus for measuring the tensile strength of small intact blocks of peat.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor scientific papers, chapters to books.

Membership

Fellow: Royal Geography Society, Geological Society (London). Member: British Society Geomorphology (ordinary member of the executive committee since 2007).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Music, walking, hiking, travel.

Connections

father:
Anthony Dykes

mother:
Freda Dykes