Dr Moira Wilson (BSc, MSc, PhD, CPhys, MinstP) - personal details
Tel: 0161 306-4245
School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering
The University of Manchester
Moira Wilson joined UMIST in 1988 (Lecturer 1992, Senior Lecturer 1998). Her research interests and publications lie in the field of construction science with particular reference to studies of liquid movement in porous construction materials. The research has included mathematical modelling and experimental investigation of water absorption processes in porous media and associated with this the development of analytically-based test methods for the in-situ characterisation of the water absorption properties of concretes.
Current research projects include the validation of a new method for the archaeological dating of fired clay ceramics (RHX Dating)and the study of water retention and transfer in lime mortars in the soft state