Professor Ian Jefferson

Professor Jefferson graduated from Loughborough University, with a BEng (hons) Degree in Civil Engineering. He then continued to read for a PhD in Geotechnical Engineering.
After completion of his doctorate in 1992, he worked for three years as a lecturer at Loughborough University. After which he joined Nottingham Trent University as a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in 1995, becoming a Principal Lecturer in 2001 and a Reader in 2002. He joined the staff at the University of Birmingham in August 2004.
Professor Jefferson is involved with teaching soil mechanics, geotechnical engineering and engineering geology at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. In addition, he has teaching interests in waste management and sustainability. His research interests include collapsible soils in particular loess from around the world, ground improvements, assessment of various geohazards and their geotechnical consequences, and sustainability in urban developments and in particular its impact on geotechnical engineering and the geotechnical process. Professor Jefferson has been awarded grants worth more than £4 million and has published over 70 refereed journal and conference papers.