Scottish Alliance for Geoscience, Environment and Society

Dr Andrew Minto

Department / group: School of Applied Sciences
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Research interests:

Energy geotechnics, shallow geothermal energy, deep geothermal energy/enhanced geothermal systems, environmental geotechnics

Career history:

Lecturer in Civil Engineering – Abertay University (February 2020 – present)

Active research projects:

Energy geotechnics, specifically the thermo-mechanical behaviour of diaphragm walls used to utilise shallow geothermal energy.

Recent publications:

Daniel Gilmour, Ehsan Jorat, Andrew Minto, Irene Tierney (2022). Effectiveness of construction mitigation measures to avoid or minimise impact to groundwater dependent wetlands and to peat hydrology. CD2019_03. Available online at:

Daniel Gilmour, Ehsan Jorat, Andrew Minto, Irene Tierney Malcolm Coull, Matt Aitkenhead, Rupert Hough (2022), Applying drinking water treatment sludges to land: opportunities and implications. CRW2019_01. Available online at:

Minto, A., Leung, A. K., Vitali, D. & Knappett, J. A. 2016. Thermomechanical properties of a new small-scale reinforced concrete thermo-active pile for centrifuge testing. Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Energy Geotechnics, ICEGT 2016, Kiel, Germany, 29–31 August 2016, 37-44.

Vitali, D., Leung, A. K., Minto, A. & Knappett, J. A. 2016. A New Model Concrete for Reduced-Scale Model Tests of Energy Geo-Structures. Geo-Chicago 2016.

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