No photo of Andrew Minto

Andrew Minto


  • 4 Citations
  • 1 h-Index

Research output per year

If you made any changes in Pure these will be visible here soon.

Personal profile

Personal profile

I am currently a Lecturer in Civil Engineering. My primary research studies the fundamental behaviour of thermo-active geo-structures, in particular, thermo-active diaphragm walls and how they interact with adjacent structures using physical (centrifuge) and numerical modelling techniques.

I obtained a First Class Honours degree in Civil Engineering from Abertay University in 2013, after which I worked as a Graduate Engineer for Mouchel for two years where I worked on a wide variety of infrastructure projects including road maintenance and flood defence schemes. I then started my PhD research at the University of Dundee working as part of the highly regarded Geotechnical Engineering Research Group. Prior to joining Abertay in February 2020, I was an Assistant Geotechnical Engineer at WSP where I was involved in mainly large infrastructure projects carrying out geotechnical investigations and designs.

Research interests

My research interests lie mainly in the field of Energy Geotechnics, specifically thermo-active geo-structures. I am also interested in Environmental Geotechnics research and am currently working on a research project involving the impact of construction activities on the hydrological regime of peatlands. 


I am currently Module Leader for the following modules:





I am also involved in teaching on the following modules:





I am currently Junior Vice-Chair on the ICE Tayside and Fife Branch committee.


In the past, I have been involved in STEM outreach activities with local schools. I was heavily involved in the Royal Academy of Engineering project  'On the Right Track' with colleagues from Abertay University to highlight the engineering work being carried out on the Waterfront Regeneration in Dundee. 

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics where Andrew Minto is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Network Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.

Research Output

  • 4 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
  • 2 Conference contribution

A new model concrete for reduced-scale model tests of energy geo-structures

Vitali, D., Leung, A. K., Minto, A. & Knappett, J. A., 11 Aug 2016, Geo-Chicago 2016: geotechnics for sustainable energy: selected papers from sessions of Geo-Chicago 2016. Farid, A., De, A., Reddy, K. R., Yesiller, N. & Zekkos, D. (eds.). Reston: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), p. 185-194 10 p. (Geotechnical special publication; no. 270).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Thermomechanical properties of a new small-scale reinforced concrete thermo-active pile for centrifuge testing

    Minto, A., Leung, A. K., Vitali, D. & Knappett, J. A., 8 Aug 2016, Energy Geotechnics: proceedings of the 1st International conference on energy geotechnics, ICEGT 2016, Kiel, Germany, 29-31 August 2016. Wuttke, F., Bauer, S. & Sanchez, M. (eds.). Leiden: CRC Press, p. 37-44 8 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  • 3 Citations (Scopus)