Faculty:Faculty of Science & Technology
Department:Engineering and the Built Environment
Areas of Expertise: Built environment
Esther has a doctorate in geotechnics, which she teaches on our civil engineering degrees. She also teaches hydraulics and fluid mechanics and the more advanced maths modules for our BEng Civil Engineering.
After completing a doctorate in geotechnics at Sheffield University, Esther worked at a university in the north of Chile for more than ten years, teaching geotechnics and mechanics and carrying out research into soil dynamics, liquefaction, detritus flows and consultancy in landfill engineering. She also gained experience refurbishing and equipping a soils laboratory for undergraduate practical sessions.
At ARU Esther has incorporated practical lab sessions into all of our geotechnics and hydraulics modules. She's also changed and adapted the maths modules for our BSc Civil Engineering to make them more relevant for today’s civil engineer.