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Call for Papers: Recent advances in biogeoscience applications in geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering

Upcoming themed issue of Geotechnical Research

A themed issue of Geotechnical Research on recent advances in biogeoscience applications in geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering is planned.

Biogeoscience is an interdisciplinary study integrating biogeoscience and biological science. In recent years, the use of biogeoscience techniques in geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering has seen tremendous growth as it has been effectively used as a ground improvement alternative, besides being environmentally friendly and cost-effective. Biogeoscience applications also enhance waste valorisation for a net zero and circular economy. Application techniques often involve the processes of bioprecipitation (i.e. microbial-induced and enzyme-induced calcite precipitation), biomineralisation, biocementation, bioremediation or bio-geopolymerisation that have the potential to enhance a greener environment, conducive for the keen adoption of green infrastructure.

The themed issue will concentrate on the development of green bio-geomaterials for geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering applications through the following areas but not limited to:

  • State-of-art literature and/or bibliometric reviews
  • Fundamental, theoretical and applied experiments on chemical and physical properties
  • Laboratory experiments, field observational methods and numerical modelling
  • Machine learning techniques, statistical and parametric analyses 
  • Physicochemical, mineralogical and microstructural investigations
  • Practical engineering investigation, design and construction
  • Case studies

Geotechnical Research aims to disseminate knowledge, on any aspect of modern geotechnics, through the Gold Open Access model (funded by article publication charges - APC) to engineers worldwide.

Full submissions by: 10 September 2024

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