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Re-thinking soil bioengineering to address climate change challenges

Event organised by ICE

14 June 2024
12:30 - 13:30 BST (GMT+1)

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Join us for a lunchtime presentation hosted by ICE ECN London, featuring Professor Slobodan Mickovski from Glasgow Caledonian University. Professor Mickovski will present the cutting-edge advancements in soil bioengineering as a solution to climate change challenges.

In the realm of sustainable development, combating climate change stands as a one of the most important objectives. With a specific focus on strengthening infrastructure resilience against climate-related hazards and natural disasters, the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) emphasise the urgency of this task. Historically, research efforts have centred on understanding the stabilising influence of vegetation on soil. Meanwhile, industry practices have leaned towards empirical approaches in crafting nature-based solutions.

This presentation aims to bridge the gap between scientific insights and technical applications of soil bioengineering. Professor Mickovski will propose comprehensive guidelines for managing soil bioengineering projects, aligning them with the objectives of climate change mitigation and UN SDG achievement.

Join us for this virtual presentation to gain valuable insights and knowledge applicable to your daily engineering tasks. Secure your place by clicking the 'book now' button.


Slobodan Mickovski

Slobodan Mickovski

Glasgow Caledonian University

civil engineering and environmental management professor

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Slobodan Mickovski

Slobodan Mickovski is a professor in the Department of Civil Engineering and Environmental Management at Glasgow Caledonian University. Slobodan completed an MSc in Environmental Sciences and Policy before carrying out research on the anchorage mechanics of different types of root systems and completing a PhD at the University of Manchester.

He worked as a research engineer at INRA/LRBB in Bordeaux, France before moving to University of Dundee as a research fellow. After this, he gained an extensive experience as a geotechnical engineering through a number of years working as a designer and consultant in sectors including highways, rail, flood defence, marine, residential and industrial developments, erosion protection, agriculture, landscaping, and forestry.

Design and construction experience includes ground investigation, shallow and deep  foundations including piled foundations, retaining structures, ground anchorages, ground improvement, tunnelling, deep excavations, earthworks, slope stability and stabilisation, and ground bio- and eco-engineering solutions. He procured and managed a number of construction projects of different sizes and also mentored junior engineers working towards professional qualification before re-joining academia 2012.

Current research interests include slope stabilisation and erosion control using vegetation, green roofs, infrastructure monitoring and management, BIM and sustainable geotechnics. He actively collaborates with UK and international partners in France, Brazil, China, Canada, Austria and Spain, delivers keynote lectures and presentations at international conferences, and publishes in high impact journals.

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Kirsty Joyce