PhD Research Student
Cambridge , Cambs CB3 0EL
Njemile Faustin joined the Geotechnical and Environmental Research Group at Cambridge University in October 2012. She is supervised by Professor Robert Mair and is a member of Jesus College.
In 2003, Njemile graduated from the University of the West Indies with a degree in Civil Engineering. She moved to London in September 2003 and was employed for 2 years as a geotechnical engineer before studying for her Master of Science degree in Soil Mechanics at Imperial College London. Upon graduating in 2006, Njemile joined a specialist consultancy firm, Geotechnical Consulting Group (GCG), working primarily on the extensive ground investigations for Crossrail, a £14.8bn railway infrastructure project in London. She was also involved in several complex basement construction schemes.
In July 2011, Njemile joined Cambridge University as a Research Associate on a major instrumentation and monitoring project exploring the use of optical fibre technology for geotechnical applications. Her PhD research is an extension of this work and involves physical modelling of vertical shafts using the beam centrifuge at the Schofield Centre.
Her research is funded by an EPSRC Industrial Case Studentship, with GCG being the industry partner.