Our research spans from basic aspects of soil physics, chemistry and biology to soil resource evaluation, sustainable soil management, soil conservation and land restoration.
We have the largest collection of soil and water scientists in the UK, and are home to a number of national soil assets. Read more Read less

Our expertise covers the following sub-disciplines:

  • Modelling soil processes - Prof Kirk, Dr Meersmans, Prof Otten
  • Soil biology - Prof Jim Harris, Dr Fady Mohareb, Dr Mark Pawlett
  • Soil chemistry - Prof Kirk, Dr Simmons
  • Soil conservation and erosion - Dr De Baets, Dr Deeks, Prof Rickson, Dr Simmons
  • Soil mapping and informatics - Dr Hannam, Dr Hallett, Dr Waine
  • Soil physics - Dr De Baets, Prof Otten, Dr Deeks
  • Soil water management and irrigation Science - Dr Burgess, Prof Knox

Working with us

We have a broad base of collaborators in other universities and research institutes in the UK and internationally, as well as in industry and government. We are always keen to expand this base.

Our facilities

Our research, consultancy and training activities are underpinned by world-class facilities and service resources that are unique to Cranfield:

Clients and partners

We work with a range of partner organisations, including:

  • NERC
  • Innovate UK
  • Various industry partners