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Heather Moir

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Heather Moir graduated in 2006 from Paisley University with a First Class Honours degree in Geology and Mathematics. Prior to this she had 11 years experience in structural testing at the National Engineering Laboratory in East Kilbride. Heather obtained her PhD in Civil Engineering from the University of Strathclyde in 2010. Her PhD research involved, through the development and application of a finite element model MOPEDZ (Modelling Of Permeability Evolution in the Damage Zone), investigating the temporal and spatial evolution of fault zones from pre-existing structures. Initially the major influences on the geometry of the predicted fault zones formed from the linkage of many pre-existing structures within a single homogeneous rock type was explored. This was followed by investigations into how the predicted geometry was affected by introducing host-rock heterogeneity. Heather currently hold a research fellowship at the University of Strathclyde working on an EPSRC consortium entitled ‘Biogeochemical Applications in Nuclear Decommissioning and Waste Disposal’ where she is exploring the feasibility of using calcite generated by bacteria to seal very small fractures.

Last Updated on Monday, 13 June 2011 19:43