Address

Department of Engineering Science,
Oxford University, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PJ,
United Kingdom

Contact Information

Email: michael.watford@stcatz.ox.ac.uk

Research Interests

  • Behaviour of buried pipelines
  • Interaction effects within pile groups
  • Pile group behaviour

Michael Watford

4YP Student

Department of Engineering Science, Oxford University,
Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PJ, United Kingdom

Biography

Mike is a 4th year MEng Engineering Science Student at the University of Oxford, specialising in Civil/Geotechnical Engineering. His love for this field all stems from his time working as a research assistant to Dr Brian Sheil, where they investigated the behaviour of buried pipelines.

Mike’s work with the FOCUS Research Group is a numerical investigation into the behaviour of deep pile foundation groups under lateral loading. This is being conducted with finite element analyses, using iterative adaptive remeshing to obtain high accuracy results for low computational cost.

Education

  1. 2018-Present

    MEng Engineering Science

    University of Oxford

Professional Experience

  1. 2019
    Research Assistant
    University of Oxford
  2. 2020
    Junior Site Engineer
    Ward and Burke Construction Ltd