Researcher biography

Dr Thomas Baumgartl's is Senior Research Fellow at UQ's Centre for Mined Land Rehabilitation.

His main research interests are in the fields of: 

  • Stresses and stress distribution in aggregates and bulk soils
  • Mechanical and hydrological processes in cappings of landfills
  • Mechanical stability of soils (experimental determination; modelling)
  • Tensile stresses, crack formation and shrinkage of porous media
  • CO2 sources and sinks in soils 
  • Gas-flow and CO2-flow in compacted porous media
  • Hydrophobicity of porous systems and effect on water and element fluxes
  • Salinity