Professor Hywel Thomas

Professor, Civil Engineering

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792 205678 ext 1295

Email address

Office - 424
Fourth Floor
Engineering North
Bay Campus
Available For Postgraduate Supervision


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.

Areas Of Expertise

  • High Speed Aerodynamics
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Data Analysis
  • Geoenvironmental Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Coupled Processes in the Ground
  • Thermo/Hydraulic/Chemical/Mechanical/Biological Behaviour
  • Numerical Modelling