I am a Distinguished Research Professor in the School of Engineering. My research interests are in the areas of Geo-Energy and Geo-environmental Engineering. More specifically I work on problems linked to “Coupled Processes” such as Thermo/Hydraulic or Thermo/Hydraulic/Chemical behaviour. Areas of application of my work include the disposal of waste below ground, including high level nuclear waste disposal; clean up of ground contamination; energy from the ground as in ground source heat applications; carbon dioxide storage below ground and underground coal gasification. I am a Fellow of the Royal Society, a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and a Member of Academia Europaea. I am currently the President of the Learned Society of Wales.