Shaurya Sood

PhD CandidateShaurya Sood

Research Title: Geotechnical characterisation of air-fall tephras (or volcanic soils) for land reclamation purposes

Air fall tephras (or volcanic soils in general) are widespread in New Zealand. In case of past and present volcanic eruptions, the disposal and storage of such deposits is an issue of concern. My research aims to understand the geotechnical and geochemical characterisation of these deposits for the purpose of land reclamations.


  • Gabriele Chiaro
  • Thomas Wilson
  • Mark Stringer

Start date: 2018

Proposed end date: 2021

Type of position sought: Academic, Research