Ian Guymer is Professor of Civil Engineering and Deputy Head (Research) in the School of Engineering at the University of Warwick.
A Chartered Engineer and Member of the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management, he is also a member of the Water Experts Panel of the Institution of Civil Engineers. Ian has been instrumental in guiding the development of the Civil Engineering Group, integrating new research faculty, developing unique laboratory facilities and the only UK MSc in Tunnelling and Underground Space.
His research interests are concerned with the transport and mixing processes related to soluble pollutants and contaminated fine sediments in river, coastal and urban drainage systems. More specifically the research focuses on quantifying fundamental mixing processes, developing robust numerical modelling techniques and applying the knowledge to describe their effects on natural water quality processes and ecological impact. Much of this work has been undertaken in large UK & European hydraulics laboratories and in full-scale field studies. It has received funding from the major UK research councils, water utilities, the Environment Agency, the Highways Agency, and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. The work has also attracted industrial support from Unilever, Syngenta and Lonza.