Marcin Zielinski

Marie Sklodowska Curie Research Fellow
Engineering Geosciences and Geomechanics Group
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Strathclyde, Glasgow
E-mail: marcin.zielinski@strath.ac.uk

Fields of interests:

1. Long-term monitoring and detection of contaminants in soils using geophysical methods.

2. Bioremediation monitoring using geophysical techniques.

3. Electrical properties of unsaturated soils.

4. Assessment of engineering structures using EM and ERT methods.

5. Novel monitoring and measuring techniques in engineering practice.

6. Non-contact methods for soil surface monitoring.

7. Use of geophysical methods in geotechnical investigation.

8. Contaminated lands.

9. Unsaturated soils and geomechanics.

List of publications:

Papers in Refereed Journals

1. Jones, G., Sentenac, P., and Zielinski, M., 2014. Desiccation cracking detection using 2-D and 3-D Electrical Resistivity Tomography: Validation on a flood embankment. Journal of Applied Geophysics, 106, pp.196-211, DOI: 10.1016/j.jappgeo.2014.04.018.

2. Zielinski, M., Sanchez, M., Romero, E., and Atique, A., 2014. Precise observation of soil surface curling.Geoderma, 226-227, pp. 85-93, DOI: 10.1016/j.geoderma.2014.02.005.

3. Sanchez, M., Atique, A., Sewon, K., Romero, E., and Zielinski, M., 2013. Exploring desiccation cracks in soils using a 2D profile laser device. Acta Geotechnica, 8(6), pp. 583-596, DOI: 10.1007/s11440-013-0272-1.

4. Sentenac, P., Jones, G., Zielinski, M., and Tarantino, A., 2012. An approach for the geophysical assessment of fissuring of estuary and river flood embankments: Validation against two case studies in England and Scotland. Environmental Earth Sciences, 69(6), pp. 1939-1949, DOI: 10.1007/s12665-012-2026-z.

5. Jones, G., Zielinski, M., and Sentenac, P., 2012. Mapping desiccation fissures using 3-D electrical resistivity tomography. Journal of Applied Geophysics. 84, pp. 39-51, DOI:

10.1016/j.jappgeo.2012.06.002.

6. Zielinski, M., Sanchez, M., Romero, E., and Sentenac, P., 2011. Assessment of water retention behaviour in compacted fills. Compacted Fills: Assessment, Behaviour, Design and Construction. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers. Geotechnical Engineering. Themed Issue 2011, 64(GE2), pp. 139-148, DOI: 10.1680/geng.2011.164.2.139.

7. Sentenac, P., and Zielinski, M., 2009. Clay fine fissuring monitoring using miniature geo-electrical resistivity arrays. Environmental Earth Sciences, 59(1), pp. 205-214, DOI: 10.1007/s12665-009-0017-5.

8. Dyer, M.R., Utili, S., and Zielinski, M., 2009. Field study into fine desiccation fissuring at Thorngumbald.Proceedings of the ICE – Water Management, 162(3), pp. 221-232, DOI:

10.1680/wama.2009.162.3.221.

Refereed Conference Papers

9. Zielinski, M., Sanchez, M., Romero, E., and Atique, A., 2014. Observation of soil curling using 2D laser scanner. 6th International Conference on Unsaturated Soils (UNSAT2014), Sydney, Australia, 2-4 July 2014.

10. Sanchez, M., Atique, A., Kim, S., Romero, E., and Zielinski, M., 2013. Study of desiccation cracks in soils using a 2D laser scanner. Geo-Congress 2013, San Diego, March 2013.

11. Jones, G., Zielinski, M., and Sentenac, P. 2013. Geophysical investigation of cracking in unsaturated soils. Advances in Unsaturated Soils – Caicedo (eds.) First Pan-American Conference on Unsaturated Soils, Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, 20-22 February 2013.

12. Zielinski, M., Jones, G., and Sentenac, P., 2012. Geophysical assessment of flood embankments. 4th International Conference on Geotechnical and Geophysical Site Characterization (ISC’4), Recife, Brazil, 18-21 September 2012.

13. Jones, G., Sentenac, P., and Zielinski, M., 2012. Fissure detection in flood embankments using Electrical Resistivity Tomography. Near Surface Geoscience Conference, 3-5 September, Paris, France.

14. Monnet, J., Fabre, D., Zielinski, M., 2012), Cycles gel-dégel et altération des roches marneuses: exemple des Terres Noires. Journées Nationales de Géotechnique et de Géologie de l’Ingénieur JNGG2012. Bordeaux, France 4-6 July 2012.

15. Jones, G., Zielinski, M., and Sentenac, P. 2012. Detecting desiccation fissures in engineering structures using electrical methods. Symposium on the Application of Geophysics to Engineering and Environmental Problems (SAGEEP) 2012. Tucson, Arizona, USA, 25-29 March 2012, 25(1), pp. 1-6.

16. Zielinski, M., Jones, G., and Sentenac, P., 2011. Assessment of flood embankment integrity using Electrical Resistivity Tomography. 5th International Conference on Flood Management (ICFM5), Tokyo, Japan, 27-29 September 2011.

17. Monnet, J., Zielinski, M., and Fabre, D., 2011. Les “Terres Noires” du Dauphiné, un cas de roche tendre très évolutive. The Dauphiné “Black Marls”: a very sensitive weak rock. XV European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering, 2011, Athens, Greece.

18. Zielinski, M., Sanchez, M., Romero, E., and Sentenac, P., 2011. Water retention behavior of an embankment model. Advances in Geotechnical Engineering. GEO-FRONTIERS 2011, Dallas, Texas USA, 2, pp. 3566-3575.

19. Zielinski, M., and Sentenac, P., 2010. Desiccation cracking in flood defences and its detection using miniature resistivity array. 6th International Congress on Environmental Geotechnics, New Dehli, India, Vol. 2, pp. 1506-1511.

20. Zielinski, M., Sentenac, P., Sanchez, M., Romero, E., and Atique, A., 2010. Comparison of four methods for determining the Soil Water Retention Curve. Fifth International Conference on Unsaturated Soils. UNSAT 2010, Barcelona, Spain, vol.1, pp. 525-530.