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Research interests

Developing innovative building materials using recycled materials

Unsaturated soils with special interest on thermo-hydro-mechanical behaviour

Landslide stability 

Laboratory testing of soils



2014: Dr Gabriela Medero was promoted to Associate Professor at Heriot-Watt Univeristy.

2006: Dr Medero was appointed as a Lecturer in Civil Engineering within the School of the Built Environment at Heriot-Watt University.

2005: PhD degree - joint degree between Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil and University of Glasgow in the UK.

2001: Master of Science (MSc) from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (Porto Alegre, Brazil).

1999: MEng in Civil Engineering from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (Porto Alegre, Brazil).

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land


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