UCL Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering

Dr Susana Lopez-Querol

Dr Susana Lopez-Querol

Associate Professor

Dept of Civil, Environ &Geomatic Eng

Faculty of Engineering Science

Joined UCL
26th Aug 2015

Research summary

Dr. Susana Lopez-Querol’s main research interests are:

  • Numerical modelling of liquefaction and cyclic mobility phenomena in sandy soils.

  • Constitutive behaviour of granular soils under dynamic loading.

  • Effects of vibrations in granular soils for ground improvement.

  • Design of foundations for offshore structures.

  • Meshfree numerical modelling in soil dynamics.

  • Time integration schemes in soil dynamics.

  • Back analyses of historical earthquakes for their incorporation in seismic catalogues.

Teaching summary

Herteaching activity is in the field of Geotechnical Engineering, at undergraduate, postgraduate andPhD levels. 

Dr. Lopez-Querol is the Programme Director for the MSc in Civil Engineering at CEGE.


Thames Valley University
Other qualification, PGCert | 2015
University of Castilla-La Mancha
Doctorate, Doctor | 2006
University of Castilla-La Mancha
Other higher degree, Master of Science | 2001
Unversidad Politecnica De Madrid
Other higher degree, Master of Engineering | 1996


Dr. Susana Lopez-Queroljoined UCL on 2015 as an Associate Professor in GeotechnicalEngineering. Her academic career started at the University of Castilla – La Mancha,where she played different roles as researcher and academic during fourteenyears. After that, she was appointed as senior lecturer at University of WestLondon in 2014.

Dr.Lopez-Querol completed her MEng in Civil Engineering at the Technical University of Madrid, and her PhD in Geotechnical Engineering at the University of Castilla - La Mancha, in 2006. She has been postdoctoral researcher at Imperial College London and CETA (CEDEX - Spain), funded by the Spanish Ministry of Education. Her research interests are mainly on the Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering field. She is currently interested in the constitutive behaviour of sandy material under cyclic loading, from both experimental and numerical points of view, as well as on the effect of dynamic loadings on the foundation of offshore structures and ground improvement techniques.