Dr. Paul McCombie

Senior Lecturer in Geotechnical Engineering 

Deputy Head of Department
Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering

I lecture in geology, soil mechanics, geotechnical engineering and surveying for the Civil Engineering courses in the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering.  I worked for several years for a civil engineering consultancy and then for a soil reinforcement manufacturer before joining the University of Bath in 1990.  I served seven years as Director of Studies for Civil Engineering, and did a lot of the work designing our current set of courses, and getting them running. 


I've been a chartered member of the Institution of Civil Engineers since 1986.

My research interests are in the field of geotechnical engineering, in particular: 

- slope stability analysis
- dry stone retaining walls
- the behaviour and design of reinforced soil
- the effects of vegetation on soil beneath foundations  

A group of us have constructed and tested to destruction a series of full-scale dry stone retaining walls on a site on campus, with EPSRC funding.

To find out about engineering research in the Department, go to the pages of the BRE Centre for Innovative Construction Materials.






Postal Address:

Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering,

University of Bath,
Bath, BA2 7AY, United Kingdom 

Tel: +44 (0) 1225 386629
Fax: +44 (0) 1225 386691 

e-mail: P.F.McCombie@bath.ac.uk 

Office: 6E2.15. 

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