School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences

Postgraduate Research Students

                                                                                                                                                                                                        
                                
Majid Abbaszadeh
Start Date: 11/01/2016
Research Area: Geomatics
Title: Tidal deformation and solid Earth rheological parameters from GPS/GLONASS geodesy
Supervisors: Dr Nigel Penna, Prof Pete Clarke
 
Nur Nasimi Abdul Latif
Start Date: 07/01/2014
Research Area: Environmental Engineering
Title: Evaluating hydrophobic bacteria as a potential absorbent for oestrogen removal in wastewater treatment
Supervisors: Dr Paul Sallis, Dr Russell Davenport
 
Kishor Acharya
Start Date: 01/06/2014
Research Area: Environmental Engineering
Title:  Using chemical structure and inocula characteristics to predictively model biodegradation rate.
Supervisors: Dr Russell Davenport, Dr David Werner
 
Panagiota Adamou
Start Date: 25/04/2016
Research Area:  Environmental Engineering
Title: Assessing Tertiary Treatment Technologies for Reducing Antibiotic Resistance Genes Abundance and Diversity in Domestic Wastewater Treatment Effluents
Supervisors: Prof David Graham, Dr Anke Neumann
 
Kenneth Agbo
Start Date: 27/04/2015
Research Area: Water
Title: Policy and management of erosion controlling South East Nigerian river basins.
Supervisors: Dr Jaime Amezaga, Dr James Bathurst
 
Abiola Agunbiade
Start Date: 09/01/2017
Research Area: Transport
Title: Developing a framework for developing countries to capture wider economic benefits.
Supervisors: Dr Anil Namdeo 
 
Daniel Aiken
Start Date: 28/09/2015
Research Area: Environmental Engineering
Title: Rational Design of Bio-electrochemical Systems
Supervisors: Prof Tom Curtis, Dr Elizabeth Heidrich, Dr Jan Dolfing
 
Nurten Akgun
Start Date: 27/04/2015
Research Area: Transport
Title: Sight Distance Consistency in Road Tunnels
Supervisors: Dr Dilum Dissanayake, Dr Neil Thorpe, Prof Margaret Bell
 
Kauthar Al-Hadhrami
Start Date: 07/01/2013
Research Area: Geoscience
Title:  A petroleum geochemical approach to understanding the Natih and Tuwaiq petroleum systems of North Oman.
Supervisors: Dr Martin Jones, Dr Cees Van Der Land
 
Yasir Al-Husseinawi
Start Date: 13/04/2015
Research Area: Geomatics
Title: Integration of Differential InSAR and GNSS Measurements for Dam Deformation Monitoring
Supervisors: Prof Zhenhong, Prof Pete Clarke, Dr Stuart Edwards
 
Fazilatulaili Ali
Start Date: 05/01/2015
Research Area: Transport
Title: Delivering sustainable mobility targets: Policy investigation based on which individuals are more likely to switch from private to greener transport options with respect to their commuting journeys.
Supervisors:  Dr Dilum Dissanayake, Prof Margaret Bell, Dr Malcolm Farrow
 
Saad Almutairi
Start Date: 22/09/2014
Research Area: Transport
Title: To investigate the advantage of Ultra Low Carbon Vehicles in reducing 40% of carbon emission.
Supervisors: Dr Anil Namdeo, Prof Phil Blythe
 
Abdulaziz Al-Shareedah
Start Date: 07/11/2011
Research Area: Environmental Engineering
Title: Methanotrophic Reactive Barrier System for Fugitive Gas Release.
Supervisors: Dr Paul Sallis, Prof David Graham
 
Reza Amouzgar
Start Date: 26/09/2011
Research Area: Water
Title: Adaptive Grid Based Integrated Model for Tsunami Simulations
Supervisors: Dr Qiuhua Liang, Prof Pete Clarke
 
Alero Arenyeka
Start Date: 15/02/2012
Research Area: Environmental Engineering
Title: An Investigation into the social acceptance of Biochar-based soil remediation.
Supervisors: Dr David Werner, Dr Jaime Amezaga
 
Emmanuel Ayodele
Start Date: 26/09/2011
Research Area: Transport
Title: Development of a Robust Intelligent Transport System using Bluetooth Technology.
Supervisors: Dr Neil Thorpe, Prof Phil Blythe
 
Elizabeth Barnes
Start Date: 26/09/2016
Research Area: GEST
Title: Development of a Modelling Framework to Improve Mitigation Methods and Contingency Planning for Emergency Scenarios
Supervisors: Dr Sarah Dunn, Dr Sean Wilkinson
 
Elias Berra
Start Date: 23/09/2013
Research Area: Geomatics
Title: Use of unmanned aerial vehicle to detect phenological patterns in UK woodland.
Supervisors: Dr Rachel Gaulton, Dr Stuart Barr
 
Robert Bertsch
Start Date: 23/09/2013
Research Area: Water
Title: Urban Flood Risk Management
Supervisors: Prof Chris Kilsby, Dr Vassilis Glenis
 
Jonathan Bradley
Start Date: 26/09/2011
Research Area: Geoscience
Title: Exploring soil biogeochemistry as a function of climate change
Supervisors: Dr Geoff Abbott
 
Mathew Brown
Start Date: 05/01/2011
Research Area: Environmental Engineering
Title: Do viruses play a role in wastewater treatment processes.
Supervisors: Prof Tom Curtis, Dr Russell Davenport
 
Josh Bunce
Start Date: 19/02/2016
Research Area: Environmental Engineering
Title: Low Energy Wastewater Treatment for Rural and Remote Locations
Supervisors: Prof David Graham, Dr Dana Ofiteru
 
Lowell Tan Cabangon
Start Date: 22/09/2014
Research Area: GEST
Title: Three-Dimensional Analysis of Tunnels Behaviour under Seismic Loads.
Supervisors: Dr Gaetano Elia, Dr Mohammed Rouainia
 
Priscilla Carrillo-Barragan
Start Date: 23/09/2013
Research Area: Geoscience
Title: Consolidated Bioprocessing of Municipal Solid Waste for Ethanol production. Experimental and Modelling Approaches.
Supervisors: Dr Neil Gray, Dr Paul Sallis, Dr Jan Dolfing
 
Dominic Carver
Start Date: 28/09/2015
Research Area: Water
Title: Ennerdale Water and upper River Ehen natural hydrological regime and geomorphology
Supervisors: Dr Geoff Parkin, Dr Andy Large, Dr Jaime Amezaga
 
Francesco Castellani
Start Date: 27/04/2015
Research Area: Water
Title: Fraction of Attributable Risk in an Interdependent Network facing Cascading Failures: a regional case study.
Supervisors: Prof Richard Dawson, Prof Chris Kilsby
 
Ayan Chakravarty
Start Date: 26/09/2016
Research Area: Transport
Title: Developing a multi-pollutant new monitoring technique to investigate dust, particulate matter and nitrogen dioxide pollution.
Supervisors: Dr Anil Namdeo, Prof Margaret Bell, Dr Richard McNally
 
Thomas Charlton
Start Date: 23/09/2013
Research Area: GEST
Title: Finite Element Modelling of Offshore Geotechnical Structures
Supervisors: Dr Mohamed Rouainia, Prof Richard Dawson
 
Jiajun Chen
Start Date: 22/09/2014
Research Area: Geomatics
Title: Measuring co-seismic and inter-seismic deformation with GPS/InSAR
Supervisors: Prof Zhenhong Li, Prof Pete Clarke
 
Polpreecha Chidburee
Start Date: 23/09/2013
Research Area: Geomatics
Title: Development of a low-cost, real-time monitoring system for landslide hazard analysis.
Supervisors: Prof Jon Mills, Dr Karolina Fieber
 
Annock Chiwona
Start Date: 28/09/2015
Research Area: Geoscience
Title: Extending the reach of crushed-rock fertilizers to Africa
Supervisors: Prof David Manning, Dr Rachel Gaulton
 
Jack Clarkson
Start Date: 24/09/2012
Research Area: Transport
Title: Modelling the behavioural characteristics of pedestrian and vehicle interactions in urban space
Supervisors: Dr Neil Thorpe, Prof Margaret Bell, Dr Paul Goodman
 
Miles Clement
Start Date: 28/09/2015
Research Area: Geomatics
Title: Real-time estimation of lake volume and river discharge from satellite altimetry and remotely sensed imagery in ungauged basins.
Supervisors: Prof Phil Moore, Prof Chris Kilsby
 
Tamara Coello-Garcia
Start Date: 07/01/2014
Research Area: Environmental Engineering
Title: Effect of the microbial community structure and solids retention time on the degradation of oestrogens in activated sludge.
Supervisors: Dr Russell Davenport, Prof Tom Curtis
 
Sarah Cotterill
Start Date: 24/09/2012
Research Area: Environmental Engineering
Title: Sustainable Wastewater Treatment using Microbial Electrolysis Cells
Supervisors: Prof Tom Curtis, Dr Jan Dolfing
 
David Cowan
Start Date: 26/09/2016
Research Area: GEST
Title: Transportation embankments and cuttings: design of innovative solutions
to tackle the 21st century challenges of climate change and ageing
Supervisors: Prof Stefano Utili, Prof Stephanie Glendinning
 
Philippa Cowles
Start Date: 24/09/2012
Research Area: Geomatics
Title: Near-field GNSS for real-time tsunami early warning systems.
Supervisors: Prof Pete Clarke, Dr Nigel Penna, Dr Qiuhua Liang
 
Ziye Dai
Start Date: 24/09/2012
Research Area: Environmental Engineering
Title: Recovering value from water industry by-products and waste streams.
Supervisors: Dr Adam Jarvis, Prof David Graham
 
Motasem Darwish
Start Date: 22/09/2014
Research Area: Water
Title: Protecting our national infrastructure: Managing interdependent networks
Supervisors: Prof Hayley Fowler, Dr Stephen Blenkinsop, Dr Mhari Jones
 
Christopher Davies
Start Date: 24/09/2012
Research Area: GEST
Title: PhD Studentship: SAFE Barriers- Investigating the geotechnical and physicochemical behaviour of the steel-clay interface in engineered barrier systems for geological disposal of radioactive wastes.
Supervisors: Dr Colin Davie, Prof Stephanie Glendinning
 
Luis Felipe Duque Yaguache
Start Date: 09/01/2017
Research Area: Water
Title: Assessment of decision-making processes in flood emergency management
Supervisors: Prof Enda O'Connell, Dr Qiuhua Liang
 
Kirsten Dutton
Start Date: 22/09/2014
Research Area: Geoscience
Title: From sediment to rock - the role of microbes in early lithification of sabkha sediments.
Supervisors: Dr Cees Van Der Land, Dr Angela Sherry, Prof Ian Head
 
Uchenna Egwu
Start Date: 28/04/2014
Research Area: Environmental Engineering
Title: Optimisation of biogas production from lignocellulosic biomasses using various pre-treatment methods (aerobic and anaerobic) before anaerobic digestions.
Supervisors: Dr Paul Sallis, Prof David Graham
 
Ahmed Elsherif
Start Date: 11/01/2016
Research Area: Geomatics
Title: Estimation of vegetation canopy moisture content as an indicator of plant health using dual-wavelength laser scanning and optical imagery.
Supervisors: Dr Rachel Gaulton, Prof Jon Mills
 
Oboho Eminue
Start Date: 23/09/2013
Research Area: GEST
Title: Crack development mechanisms in clay embankment.
Supervisors: Dr Colin Davie, Dr Ross Stirling
 
James Entwistle
Start Date: 28/09/2015
Research Area: Environmental Engineering
Title: Degradation of chlorinated contaminants by Fe(II)-reduced clay minerals
Supervisors: Dr Anke Neumann, Dr David Werner
 
Thomas Fender
Start Date: 26/09/2016
Research Area: Geoscience
Title: Evolution of mechanical properties of organic matter in fine grained rocks
Supervisors: Dr Cees Van Der Land, Dr Mohamed Rouainia
 
Sarah Flint
Start Date: 23/09/2013
Research Area: Environmental Engineering
Title: The Ecology of Putative Estrogen Degraders in the Aqueous Environment.
Supervisors: Dr Russell Davenport, Dr Paola Meynet, Dr Jan Dolfing, Dr Wojciech Mrozik
 
Thomas Gilbert
Start Date: 01/11/2016
Research Area: Geomatics
Title: Geospatial-BIM data modelling for the simulation of urban utility resource flows
Supervisors: Dr Stuart Barr, Mr Phil James, Dr Jeremy Morley
 Tom Gilbert
Majid Goodarzi
Start Date: 15/04/2013
Research Area: GEST
Title: Multi-scale Investigation of Mechanical Behaviour of Shale Rock
Supervisors: Dr Mohamed Rouainia, Dr Andy Aplin
 
Lyndsey Graham
Start Date: 22/09/2014
Research Area: Geomatics
Title: Optimizing hedgerow structure for biodiversity; developing and testing lidar-based structural condition models.
Supervisors: Dr Rachel Gaulton, Prof Jon Mills, Dr Joanna Staley
 
Benjamin Grayson
Start Date: 22/09/2014
Research Area: Geomatics
Title: Digital photogrammetric techniques in aid of UAV trajectory determination
Supervisors: Dr Nigel Penna, Prof Jon Mills
 
Yusuf Guzel
Start Date: 05/01/2015
Research Area: GEST
Title: Design response spectra for seismic code provisions accounting for soil nonlinearity effects
Supervisors: Dr Gaetano Elia, Dr Mohamed Rouainia
 
Mustafa Hameed
Start Date: 22/09/2014
Research Area: Geomatics
Title: Using VGI and GIS to explore the potential of enhancing land administration systems.
Supervisors: Dr David Fairbairn, Dr S. Speak
 
Rose Hawkswood
Start Date: 28/09/2015
Research Area: GEST
Title: Soil-structure interaction under long-term cyclic loading
Supervisors: Dr Helen Mitrani, Dr Mohamed Rouainia
 
Chris Haworth
Start Date: 28/09/2015
Research Area: Geomatics
Title: Development of a multi-platform synthetic aperture radar (SAR) approach to landslide monitoring
Supervisors: Prof Zhenhong Li, Prof Jon Mills
 
Rosalind Hen-Jones
Start Date: 24/09/2012
Research Area: GEST
Title: Development and application of geophysical tools for imaging geotechnical property changes during development of near surface shear zones
Supervisors: Prof Stephanie Glendinning, Dr Colin Davie
 
Artem Holstovs
Start Date: 23/09/2013
Research Area: GEST
Title: Responsive Materials in Architecture
Supervisors: Dr Ben Bridgens, Dr Graham Farmer, Dr Ivor Davies
 
Xiaotong Huang
Start Date: 28/04/2014
Research Area: Environmental Engineering
Title: Investigate the sources, transport and fate of REE from abandoned mines in UK and their potential remediation methods.
Supervisors: Dr Adam Jarvis, Dr Catherine Gandy
 
Yumei Huang
Start Date: 23/09/2013
Research Area: Water
Title: Impacts of water resources management on food security in China
Supervisors: Dr Paul Quinn, Dr Qiuhua Liang
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Kathryn Husband
Start Date: 27/09/2010
Research Area: Geoscience
Title: Chemical Evolution of the Mesoproterozoic-Cambrian Biosphere.
Supervisors: Dr Christian Maerz, Prof Geoff Abbott
 
Gregg Iceton
Start Date: 26/09/2011
Research Area: Water
Title: Next generation sequencing for the water industry
Supervisors: Dr Russell Davenport, Prof Tom Curtis
 
Tarric Igun
Start Date: 28/05/2012
Research Area: Environmental Engineering
Title: Employing the power of DNA-based microbial community structure analysis for the rational design of petroleum contaminated soil Remediation.
Supervisors: Dr David Werner, Dr Russell Davenport
 
Yala Amos Iorliam
Start Date: 24/09/2012
Research Area: GEST
Title: Carbon capture potential of quick lime-activated, cement kiln dust stablilized soil.
Supervisors: Prof Stephanie Glendinning, Prof David Manning 
 
Golnaz Jahanshahi
Start Date: 24/09/2012
Research Area: Water
Title: Uncertainties in the long term management of water resources
Supervisors: Prof Richard Dawson, Dr Claire Walsh, Prof Chris Kilsby
 
Qingyuan Ji
Start Date: 28/09/2015
Research Area: Geomatics
Title: A geospatial city analytics and simulation platform
Supervisors: Dr Stuart Barr, Mr Phil James, Dave Fairbairn
 
Emmanuel Johnson
Start Date: 26/09/2016
Research Area: Environmental Engineering
Title: An Investigation into the Use of Biochar Augmented Phytosequestration Analysis as an in situ Remediation Technique and Crop Yield Potential for a Crude Oil Contaminated Agricultural Soil.
Supervisors: Dr David Werner, Dr Jaime Amezaga
 
Mui Choo Jong
Start Date: 28/09/2015
Research Area: Environmental Engineering
Title: Biological waste treatment technologies for reducing multidrug resistance genes and bacteria in domestic wastewater
Supervisors: Prof David Graham, Dr Colin Hardwood
 
Misgun Kahsu
Start Date: 26/09/2011
Research Area: Environmental Engineering
Title: The Role of the African Union, African Governments and African Scholars in making Higher-Education Systems in the Continent African-Centred.
Supervisors: Dr Jaime Amezaga, Dr Elizabeth Oughton
 
Dimitrios Karofyllakis
Start Date: 07/01/2014
Research Area: GEST
Title: 3D finite element code for nonlinear Seismic Ground Response Analysis
Supervisors: Dr Gaetano Elia, Dr Mohamed Rouainia
 
Nicko Kassotakis
Start Date: 26/09/2016
Research Area: GEST
Title: Assessment of masonry arches subject to flooding
Supervisors: Dr Vasilis Sarhosis, Prof Stefano Utili
 
Lianna King
Start Date: 26/09/2016
Research Area: Environmental Engineering
Title: Engineering metaldehyde removal in water treatment through a deeper understanding of biological mechanisms.
Supervisors: Dr Russell Davenport, Dr David Werner
 
Oladapo Komolafe
Start Date: 01/06/2014
Research Area: Environmental Engineering
Title: Engineering sustainable micro pollutant removal technologies
Supervisors: Dr Russell Davenport, Dr Jan Dolfing, Dr Paola Meynet, Dr Wojciech Mrozik
 
Tetyana Korin
Start Date: 07/01/2013
Research Area: Geoscience
Title: Biogeochemistry and Microbial Ecology of Petroleum Systems.
Supervisors: Prof Ian Head, Dr Casey Hubert, Dr Neil Gray
 
Peter Leary
Start Date: 22/09/2014
Research Area: Geoscience
Title: Microbial diversity and function in radionuclide contaminated soils and sediments
Supervisors: Dr Clare McCann, Dr Neil Gray
 
Alex Leathard
Start Date: 24/09/2007
Research Area: Water
Title: A Water Grid for the UK
Supervisors: Prof Chris Kilsby, Prof Hayley Fowler
 
Qian Li
Start Date: 26/09/2016
Research Area: Water
Title: High-performance urban flood modelling with extremely high-resolution data
Supervisors: Dr Qiuhua Liang
 
Shuo Li
Start Date: 05/01/2015
Research Area: Transport
Title: Investigating the effect of autonomous technology on the driving behaviour of older driver
Supervisors: Prof Phil Blythe, Dr Amy Guo, Dr Anil Namdeo
 
Canqi Liu
Start Date: 26/09/2016
Research Area: Water
Title: Coupled surface-groundwater hydrodynamic model for Catchment Flood Simulations
Supervisors: Dr Qiuhua Liang
 
Francesca Lolli
Start Date: 28/09/2015
Research Area: GEST
Title: Seeded geopolymers: turning an inconvenient waste into more sustainable cements
Supervisors: Dr Enrico Masoero, Dr Fabio Cucinotta, Prof David Manning, Prof Maria Chiara Bignozzi
 
Fulvio Lopane
Start Date: 26/09/2016
Research Area: Water
Title: Resilient infrastructure networks - optimization of locating emergency management resources
Supervisors: Prof Richard Dawson
 
Samantha Mahaffey
Start Date: 23/09/2013
Research Area: Water
Title: Discrete Element Modelling of Floating Debris
Supervisors: Dr Qiuhua Liang, Dr Andy Large, Dr Geoff Parkin, Dr Mohamed Rouainia
 
Carol Mahoney
Start Date: 18/02/2014
Research Area: Geoscience
Title: Carbon rich shale and their palaeo-environment in the Cretaceous Llanos Basin, Colombia
Supervisors: Dr Christian Maerz, Dr Cees Van Der Land, Prof Tom Wagner
 
Patricia Marin Barba
Start Date: 01/05/2014
Research Area: Geoscience
Title: Organic geochemical characterization of carbon rich shale and their palaeo-environment in the Cretaceous Llanos Basin, Colombia
Supervisors: Prof Tom Wagner, Dr Martin Jones
 
Shadman Marouf
Start Date: 23/09/2013
Research Area: Transport
Title: An Investigation into Exposure to Traffic Noise in Urban Area by Means of 3D Acoustic Mapping
Supervisors: Prof Margaret Bell
 
Fergus McClean
Start Date: 28/09/2015
Research Area: Water
Title: Global infrastructure flood risk analysis using big data
Supervisors: Prof Richard Dawson, Dr Sarah Dunn, Prof Chris Kilsby
 
Andrew McClune
Start Date: 24/09/2012
Research Area: Geomatics
Title: Feature Extraction from Multi-Ray Photogrammetry for 3D Building Reconstruction
Supervisors: Prof Jon Mills, Dr Karolina Fieber
 
Laura McGinty
Start Date: 28/09/2015
Research Area: Water
Title: Evaluation and funding of Green Infrastructure in Urban Areas
Supervisors: Prof Richard Dawson, Dr Claire Walsh
 
Edward Membere
Start Date: 23/09/2013
Research Area: Environmental Engineering
Title: Bio-energy recovery from seaweed (Macro-Algae).
Supervisors: Dr Paul Sallis, Prof David Graham
 
Xiaodong Ming
Start Date: 22/09/2014
Research Area: Water
Title: Integrated Assessment Framework for Quantifying Multi-Hazard Risk to Infrastructure
Supervisors: Dr Qiuhua Liang, Dr Hiro Yamazaki, Prof Richard Dawson
 
Aizat Mohd Taib
Start Date: 07/01/2013
Research Area: GEST
Title: Numerical Analysis of the Effects of Climate Change on Unsaturated Tropical Slopes
Supervisors: Dr Mohamed Rouainia, Prof Stephanie Glendinning
 
Adriana Monroy-Olaya
Start Date: 26/09/2011
Research Area: Transport
Title: The Location of Charging Points for Electric Vehicles in Tyne and Wear: Developing a Modelling Framework.
Supervisors: Dr Anil Namdeo, Prof Margaret Bell
 
Kealeboga Kaizer Moreri
Start Date: 07/01/2014
Research Area: Geomatics
Title: The Role of VGI in Land Administration in Developing Countries
Supervisors: Dr David Fairbairn, Mr Phil James
 
Alexander Mutshow
Start Date: 26/09/2016
Research Area: Geoscience
Title: Effective Weathering and Biodegradation on Markers used in Oil Fingerprinting
Supervisors: Dr Martin Jones, Dr Neil Gray
 
Edmond Ndam
Start Date: 07/01/2013
Research Area: Environmental Engineering
Title: Innovative Treatment Technologies for Recycle Liquors: Energy Reduction and Nutrient Recovery at Wastewater Treatment Plants
Supervisors: Prof David Graham, Dr Russell Davenport, Dr Ziauddin Shaikh
 
Myriam Neaimeh
Start Date: 02/06/2013
Research Area: Transport
Title: Future Cities: the electro-mobility ecosystem.
Supervisors: Prof Phil Blythe, Dr Phil Taylor
 
James O'Brien
Start Date: 15/01/2011
Research Area: Transport
Title: Air quality and environmental justice in the North East.
Supervisors: Dr Anil Namdeo, Prof Margaret Bell
 
Jamie O'Hare
Start Date: 23/09/2013
Research Area: Transport
Title: Developing a modelling framework to identify and quantify the transport-related benefits of walking and cycling
Supervisors: Dr Neil Thorpe, Dr Anil Namdeo, Prof Margaret Bell
 
Alfred Opukumo
Start Date: 05/01/2014
Research Area: GEST
Title: Soil Improvement around Engineered Infrastructure Slopes for Stability Issues.
Supervisors: Dr Colin Davie, Prof Stephanie Glendinning
 
Maria Carolina Ospina
Start Date: 26/09/2016
Research Area: Environmental Engineering
Title: Nitrogen fixing consortia
Supervisors: Prof Tom Curtis
 
Amelie Ott
Start Date: 09/01/2017
Research Area: Environmental Engineering
Title: Improving Community Health in Emerging Countries using Decentralised Domestic Wastewater Treatment
Supervisors: Prof David Graham, Dr Michaela Goodson
 
Vincenzo Padricello
Start Date: 26/09/2016
Research Area: Environmental Engineering
Title: Understanding the fate of protein and RNA used as biopesticides in soil.
Supervisors: Dr David Werner, Dr Russell Davenport
 
Christopher Pearson
Start Date: 24/09/2012
Research Area: Geomatics
Title: Integrity and Reliability Analysis of PPP Ambiguity Resolution
Supervisors: Dr Stuart Edwards, Prof Phil Moore
 
Maria Valasia Peppa
Start Date: 23/09/2013
Research Area: Geomatics
Title: Development of a UAV-based landslide monitoring system
Supervisors: Prof Jon Mills, Prof Phil Moore
 
Surassawadee Phoompanich
Start Date: 28/09/2015
Research Area: Geomatics
Title: A National Scale Spatiotemporal Risk Assessment Framework for Thailand
Supervisors: Dr Stuart Barr, Dr Rachel Gaulton
 
Michael Pollock
Start Date: 06/01/2014
Research Area: Water
Title: Developing a method to characterise and quantify the undercatch in rainfall measurement
Supervisors: Dr Paul Quinn, Prof Chris Kilsby, Dr Mark Wilkinson
 
Maria Pregnolato
Start Date: 07/01/2014
Research Area: Water
Title: Urban infrastructure dynamics.
Supervisors: Prof Richard Dawson, Dr Carmine Galasso, Dr Sean Wilkinson
 
David Pritchard
Start Date: 05/01/2015
Research Area: Water
Title: Developing new hydrological modelling approaches to evaluate climate change impacts on infrastructure systems in high mountain catchments
Supervisors: Prof Hayley Fowler, Dr Andras Bardossy, Dr Nathan Forsythe, Dr Greg O’Donnell
 
Graham Purvis
Start Date: 24/09/2012
Research Area: Geoscience
Title: The characterisation of biomarkers in endolithic microbial communities
Supervisors: Dr Neil Gray, Prof Geoff Abbott, Dr Charles Cockell
 
Aare Puussaar
Start Date: 26/09/2016
Research Area: Geomatics
Title: Citizense Makers – Collective Sensemaking of Data
Supervisors: Mr Phil James
 
Asari Abdul Rashid
Start Date: 15/01/2013
Research Area: Water
Title: Broad scale flood risk analysis of the Thames Estuary
Supervisors: Prof Richard Dawson, Dr Qiuhua Liang
 
Muhammad Rezki Hr
Start Date: 22/09/2014
Research Area: GEST
Title: The resilience of energy and transportation network around Merapi volcano to volcanic ash fall.
Supervisors: Dr Sean Wilkinson, Dr Jaime Amezaga
 
Douglas Richardson
Start Date: 22/09/2014
Research Area: Water
Title: Probabilistic drought forecasting using statistical models
Supervisors: Prof Hayley Fowler, Prof Chris Kilsby, Dr Francesco Serinaldi
 
Aidan Robson
Start Date: 22/09/2014
Research Area: Environmental Engineering
Title: The development of a next-generation microbial source tracking analytical tool.
Supervisors: Dr Russell Davenport, Prof Chris Kilsby
 
Craig Robson
Start Date: 26/09/2011
Research Area: Geomatics
Title: A spatial database framework for the modelling and analysis of spatially complex interdependent networks.
Supervisors: Dr Stuart Barr, Mr Phil James, Mr Alistair Ford
 
Katherine Rothwell
Start Date: 22/09/2014
Research Area: Environmental Engineering
Title: From the lab to the real world: Fe redox reactions in complex biogeochemical environments
Supervisors: Dr Anke Neumann, Prof David Graham
 
Yonatan Shahar
Start Date: 26/09/2016
Research Area: Geomatics
Title: Generic Precision Agriculture (PA) Extensible Spatial Database Frameworks in Precision Agriculture Geographic Information Systems
Supervisors: Mr Phil James, Dr James Taylor
 
Darren Shako
Start Date: 07/01/2013
Research Area: Environmental Engineering
Title: Urban Sanitation Policy: Urban Sanitation Policy: A sustainable model for developing Urban Cities in the Caribbean beyond MDG
Supervisors: Dr Jaime Amezaga, Dr Charlotte Paterson
 
Burhan Abdulla Shamurad
Start Date: 04/01/2016
Research Area: Environmental Engineering
Title: Sustainable and integrated approach to the anaerobic digestion of OFMSW, using primary sewage sludge, incinerator bottom ash and wheat straw to produce renewable energy and utilisable digestate.
Supervisors: Dr Paul Sallis, Dr Neil Gray
 
Kerry Simcock
Start Date: 22/09/2014
Research Area: Geoscience
Title: The effects of climate change on a northern peatland: Greenhouse gas sink or source?
Supervisors: Prof Geoff Abbott, Dr Christopher Vane
 
Magdalena Smigaj
Start Date: 23/09/2013
Research Area: Geomatics
Title: Remote sensing of forest health in UK forests
Supervisors: Dr Rachel Gaulton, Dr Stuart Barr
 
Ben Smith
Start Date: 28/09/2015
Research Area: Water
Title: Modelling flooding from multiple sources using coupled models and multi-scale high-resolution datasets
Supervisors: Dr Geoff Parkin, Prof Hayley Fowler, Dr Qiuhua Liang
 
Luke Smith
Start Date: 24/09/2012
Research Area: Water
Title: High-resolution hydraulic modelling of flood attenuation features in catchments
Supervisors: Dr Qiuhua Liang, Dr Paul Quinn, Dr David Werner
 
 
 
Eleanor Starkey
Start Date: 23/09/2013
Research Area: Water
Title: Community-based (citizen science) monitoring for catchment characterisation, modelling and management
Supervisors:  Dr Geoff Parkin, Dr Paul Quinn, Dr Andy Large
 
Aleksandra Svalova
Start Date: 22/09/2014
Research Area: Geoscience
Title: Ultrasound spectrometry of the aggregation of asphaltenes during the formation of water-in-oil emulsions
Supervisors: Prof Geoff Abbott, Dr Nick Parker
 
Peter Sykes
Start Date: 08/02/2011
Research Area: Transport
Title: Managing uncertainty in Transport Planning and Transport Policy.
Supervisors: Prof Margaret Bell, Dr Dilum Dissanayake
 
Shamas Tabraiz
Start Date: 26/09/2016
Research Area: Environmental Engineering
Title: Evaluation of potential of Quorum Quenching Bacteria for Biofouling Reduction in Membrane Bioreactor
Supervisors: Dr Paul Sallis, Dr Russell Davenport
 
Christopher Teasdale
Start Date: 09/01/2012
Research Area: GEST
Title: Characterisation of Carbon Dioxide in the Near-Surface Ground Gas Environment.
Supervisors: Dr Jean Hall, Prof David Manning
 
Grant Tregonning
Start Date: 26/09/2016
Research Area: Geomatics
Title: High-dimensional multi-objective spatial risk and sustainability optimisation tools using cloud-enabled evolutionary computing.
Supervisors: Dr Stuart Barr, Prof Richard Dawson
 
Jeffrey Turner
Start Date: 09/01/2017
Research Area: Transport
Title: The Role of Ride-sharing in enhancing connectivity for small towns across Northern England
Supervisors: Dr Dilum Dissanayake
 
Maria Valdivia-Garcia
Start Date: 24/09/2012
Research Area: Environmental Engineering
Title: THM from formation pre-cursors to management strategies
Supervisors: Dr David Werner, Prof David Graham
 
Katarina Vardic
Start Date: 26/09/2016
Research Area: Geomatics
Title: Improved constraints on the global water cycle from geodesy and models of glacial isostatic adjustment
Supervisors: Prof Pete Clarke, Dr Pippa Whitehouse, Dr Ciprian Spatar
 
James Virgo
Start Date: 24/09/2012
Research Area: Water
Title: Co-evolution of Cities and Infrastructure
Supervisors: Prof Richard Dawson, Dr Stuart Barr, Mr Alistair Ford
 
David Walker
Start Date: 22/09/2014
Research Area: Water
Title: Vulnerability of Shallow Groundwater and Surface Water Resources used for Irrigation in Rural Communities in Sub-Saharan Africa to Climate Variability and Change
Supervisors: Dr Geoff Parkin, Dr John Gowing
 
Jack Walker
Start Date: 28/09/2015
Research Area: Geoscience
Title: Shale Gas in the UK – Geochemical mapping of critical shale properties across Carboniferous basins.
Supervisors: Dr Cees Van Der Land, Dr Christian Maerz, Dr Martin Jones, Prof Tom Wagner
 
 Jiayi Wang
Start Date: 26/09/2016 
Research Area: GEST 
Title: Performance of Reinforced Concrete Exposed to Fire 
Supervisors: Dr Colin Davie, Dr Enrico Masoero
 
Jingchun Wang
Start Date: 26/09/2011 
Research Area: Water 
Title: Chaotic mixing in Environmental shallow water flows. 
Supervisors: Dr Qiuhua Liang, Dr David Werner
 
Zheng Wang
Start Date: 28/09/2015 
Research Area: Geomatics 
Title: Integration of ground-based InSAR and terrestrial laser scanning for flooding monitoring and prediction 
Supervisors: Prof Jon Mills, Prof Zhenhong Li
 
Josey Wardle
Start Date: 15/04/2013
Research Area: Transport
Title: Analysis of Electric Vehicle recharging behaviour as mechanisms evolve, and the options for a sustainable business model for public recharging.
Supervisors: Prof Phil Blythe, Dr Jane Gibbon
 
Louise Westoby
Start Date: 09/01/2017
Research Area: GEST
Title: The Road to Recovery – understanding the process of rebuilding seismic resistant schools in Nepal
Supervisors: Dr Sarah Dunn, Dr Sean Wilkinson
 
Cara Wray
Start Date: 22/09/2014
Research Area: Environmental Engineering
Title: Roots and causes of chlorine resistance in coliform and other indicator organisms in water treatment systems.
Supervisors: Prof David Graham, Dr David Werner
 
Xilin Xia
Start Date: 24/09/2012
Research Area: Water
Title: SPH simulation of fluid-like landslides.
Supervisors: Dr Qiuhua Liang, Dr James Bathurst
 
Weijian Xu
Start Date: 26/09/2016
Research Area: Transport
Title: Parking stay duration with external congestion and air quality, combining duration model and choice model.
Supervisors: Dr Dilum Dissanayake, Dr Malcolm Farrow, Prof Margaret Bell
 
Chen Yu
Start Date: 28/09/2015
Research Area: Geomatics
Title: High-rate GNSS for rapidly responding to large earthquakes
Supervisors: Prof Zhenhong Li, Dr Nigel Penna
 
Andrew Zealand
Start Date: 23/09/2013
Research Area: Environmental Engineering
Title: Investigation into the optimization of rice straw biomethanation potential through pre-treatment.
Supervisors: Prof David Graham, Dr Paul Sallis
 
Yanghanzi Zhang
Start Date: 22/09/2014
Research Area: Environmental Engineering
Title: Renewable Energy – Optimising methane production from the co-digestion of municipal waste and macroalgae (seaweed)
Supervisors: Dr Paul Sallis, Dr Gary Caldwell
 
Fei Zhao
Start Date: 23/09/2013
Research Area: Environmental Engineering
Title: Bioelectrochemical system treating real wastewater.
Supervisors: Dr Elizabeth Heidrich, Prof Tom Curtis, Dr Jan Dolfing
 
Mark Zindorf
Start Date: 22/09/2014
Research Area: Geoscience
Title: Reconstructing carbon and nutrient cycling in the Northeast Pacific Ocean over the past 15 million years
Supervisors: Dr Christian Maerz, Dr Cees Van Der Land
 

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