Professor Barry Clarke

Professor Barry Clarke


  • 1984 - 2008 Newcastle University
  • 1984 - 1992 Lecturer
  • 1992 - 1998 Senior Lecturer
  • 1998 - 2008 Professor of Geotechnical Engineering
  • 1998 - 2002 Head of Civil Engineering
  • 2002 - 2005 Dean of Business Development
  • 2008 - University of Leeds
  • 2008 - Professor of Civil Engineering Geotechnics

Research interests

My research interests include the role of engineering in society, the education of engineers, characterisation of ground, application of electrokinetics in ground works, ground as a source of energy, engineering in complex soils and the application of artificial intelligence in construction practice.

<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>


  • PhD

Professional memberships

  • FICE
  • CEng
  • EurIng
  • FGS

Student education

  • My current roles in teaching focus on modules associated with geotechnical engineering at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
  • These include foundation engineering, geotechnical engineering, infrastructure strategy, energy geotechnics and ground characteristion

Research groups and institutes

  • Materials and Structures
<h4>Postgraduate research opportunities</h4> <p>We welcome enquiries from motivated and qualified applicants from all around the world who are interested in PhD study. Our <a href="">research opportunities</a> allow you to search for projects and scholarships.</p>