Postgraduate Research Students

Nur Nasimi Abdul Latif
Start Date: 7 January 2014
Research Area: Environmental Engineering
Title: Study on the efficiency of microbial fuel cell reactor using carbon and graphite electrode for high power production
Supervisors: Professor Tom Curtis, Dr Eileen Yu


Kishor Acharya
Start Date: 30 April 2010
Research Area: Environmental Engineering
Title: Using chemical structure and inoculacharacteristics to predictively model biodegradation rate
Supervisors: Dr Russell Davenport


Ishicheli Reuben Agbidi
Start Date: 30 May 2010
Research Area: Geoscience
Title: The Geochemical Origin and Geological Age of Asphaltenes in Petroleum
Supervisors: Dr Geoff Abbott


Mohammad Alalaween
Start Date: 10 January 2011
Research Area: Geoscience
Title: Organic geochemistry, depositional environment and hydrocarbon potential of the Jordanian oil shale
Supervisors: Professor Thomas Wagner


David Alder
Start Date: 24 September 2012
Research Area: Infrastructure
Title: Soil modification and reinforcement using electrokinetic geosynthetics
Supervisors: Professor Stephanine Glendinning, Dr Mohamed Rouainia

Saad Almutairi
Start Date: 22 September 2014
Research Area: Transport
Title: To investigate the advantage of ultra low carbon vehicles in reducing 40% of carbon emission
Supervisors: Dr Anil Namdeo


Abdulbaset Alrtimi
Start Date: 21 September 2009
Research Area: Infrastructure
Title: Measurements of thermal properties of soils
Supervisors: Dr Mohamed Rouainia


Abdulaziz Al-Shareedah
Start Date: 7 November 2011
Research Area: Environment
Title: Methanotrophic reactive barrier system for fugitive gas release
Supervisors: Dr Paul Sallis, Professor David Graham


Ambisisi Ambituuni
Start Date: 24 September 2012
Research Area: Environment
Title: Environmental disaster risk management in downstream oil and gas sector
Supervisors: Dr Jaime Amezaga, Mr Edward Byers


Reza Amouzgar
Start Date: 26 September 2011
Research Area: Water
Title: Adaptive grid based integrated model for tsunami simulations
Supervisors: Dr Qiuhua Liang, Professor Peter Clarke


Stuart John Andrews
Start Date: 27 September 2010
Research Area: Geomatics
Title: Improved ice mass balance estimates from GRACE Mascons
Supervisors: Professor Philip Moore, Professor Matt King


Suha Aqleh
Start Date: 1 December 2010
Research Area: Geosciences
Title: Paleoenvironmental reconstruction of Jordan oil shale based on inorganic geochemistry data
Supervisors: Professor Thomas Wagner


Alero Arenyeka
Start Date: 15 February 2012
Research Area: Environment
Title: An investigation into the social acceptance of biochar-based soil remediation
Supervisors: Dr David Werner, Dr Jaime Amezaga


Emmanuel Ayodele
Start Date: 26 September 2011
Research Area: Transport
Title: Development of a robust intelligent transport system using bluetooth technology
Supervisors: Dr Neil Thorpe, Professor Phil Blythe


Matt Bailey
Start Date: 26 September 2011
Research Area: Environment
Title: A technical and economic evaluation of the resource potential of abandoned mine sites and mine water discharges
Supervisors: Dr Adam Jarvis, Professor Paul Younger


Mhari Barnes
Start Date: 22 September 2014
Research Area: Water
Title: TBC
Supervisors: Dr James Bathurst


Nicola Bartle
Start Date: 27 September 2010
Research Area: Infrastructure
Title: A probabilistic material framework for the analysis of fabric structure
Supervisors: Professor Peter Gosling, Dr Ben Bridgens


Emma Bell
Start Date: 24 Septmber 2012
Research Area: Geoscience
Title: Microbial biogeography and the deep biosphere
Supervisors: Dr Casey Hubert, Professor Ian Head, Dr Neil Gray


Elias Berra
Start Date: 23 September 2013
Research Area: Geomatics
Title: Use of unmanned Arial Vehicle to Detect Phenological Patterns in UK Woodland
Supervisors: Dr Rachel Gaulton, Dr Stuart Barr, Dr Pauline Miller


Robert Bertsch STREAM
Start Date: 23 September 2013
Research Area: Water
Title: Urban Flood Risk Management
Supervisors: Dr Vedrana Kutija, Professor Chris Kilsby


Jasmine Black
Start Date: 26 September 2011
Research Area: Geoscience
Title: Effects of climate change on soil organic matter (SOM) C dynamics and turnover at the molecular level
Supervisors: Dr Geoff Abbott, Dr Helen Talbot, Professor Thomas Wagner


Jonathan Bradley
Start Date: 26 September 2011
Research Area: Geoscience
Title: Exploring soil biogeochemistry as a function of climate change
Supervisors: Dr Geoff Abbott, Dr Helen Talbot


Oliver Bratton
Start Date: 1 November 2011
Research Area: Transport
Title: Is a bored train driver the sign of a safe or an unsafe railway?
Supervisors: Dr Neil Thorpe, Dr Joan Harvey


Mathew Brown
Start Date: 7 January 2013
Research Area: Environment
Title: Do viruses play a role in wastewater treatment processes
Supervisor: Professor Thomas Curtis


Shaun Brown
Start Date: 26 September 2011
Research Area: Geomatics
Title: Resilient cities
Supervisors: Professor Richard Dawson, Professor Stephanine Glendinning


Edward Byers
Start Date: 5 July 2010
Research Area: Environment
Title: Designing transition strategies for interdependent infrastructure planning
Supervisors: Dr Jaime Amezaga, Professor Jim Hall


Lowell Tan Cabangon
Start Date: 22 September 2014
Research Area: GEST
Title: Three-dimensional analysis of tunnels behaviour under seismic loads
Supervisors: Dr Gaetano Elia


Daniel Caparros-Midwood
Start Date: 26 September 2009
Research Area: Geomatics
Title: Managing climate risks in cities through optimised spatial planning
Supervisors: Professor Richard Dawson, Dr Stuart Barr


Priscilla Carrillo-Barragan
Start Date: 23 September 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


Francesco Castellani
Start Date: April 2015
Research Area: Water
Title: TBC
Supervisors: Professor Richard Dawson


Matthew Caygill
Start Date: 21 September 2009
Research Area: Transport
Title: Developing high-speed land-based transport networks
Supervisors: Dr Neil Thorpe, Dr Anil Namdeo, Dr Joan Harvey


Thomas Charlton
Start Date: 23 September 2013
Research Area: Infrastructure
Title: Finite element modelling of offshore geotechnical structures
Supervisors: Dr Mohamed Rouainia, Professor Richard Dawson


Jiajun Chen
Start Date: 22 September 2014
Research Area: Geomatics
Title: TBC
Supervisors: Professor Zhenhong Li

Weijia Chen
Start Date: 7 January 2013
Research Area: Transport
Title: Investigating the potential for innovations in data collection by the people, for the people utilising crowdsourcing platforms to deliver new paradigms for sustainable personalised traveller information
Supervisors: Professor Phil Blythe, Dr Amy Guo


Polpreecha Chidburee
Start Date: 23 September 2013
Research Area: Geomatics
Title: Development of a low-cost, real-time monitoring system for landslide hazard analysis
Supervisors: Professor Jon Mills, Dr Pauline Miller


Jack Clarkson
Start Date: 24 September 2012
Research Area: Transport
Title: Modelling the behavioural characteristics of pedestrian and vehicle interactions in urban space
Supervisors: Dr Neil Thorpe, Professor Margaret Bell, Dr Fabio Galatioto


Tamara Coello-Garcia
Start Date: 7 January 2014
Research Area: Environmental Engineering
Title: Effect of the microbial community structure and solids retention time on the degradation of estrogens in activated sludge
Supervisors: Dr Russell Davenport


Alex Colman
Start Date: 4 May 2010
Research Area: Infrastructure
Title: A pragmatic approach to determining the mechanical behaviour of structural fabrics
Supervisors: Professor Peter Gosling, Dr Ben Bridgens


Sarah Cotterill STREAM
Start Date: 24 September 2012
Research Area: Environment
Title: Sustainable wastewater treatment using microbial electrolysis cells
Supervisors: Professor Thomas Curtis, Dr Jan Dolfing


Philippa Cowles
Start Date: 24 September 2012
Research Area: Geomatics
Title: Near-field GNSS for real-time tsunami early warning systems
Supervisors: Professor Peter Clarke, Dr Nigel Penna


Ayan Chakravartty
Start Date: 26 September 2011
Research Area: Transport
Title: Assessment of air quality and health impacts of strategic traffic management initiatives
Supervisors: Dr Anil Namdeo, Professor Margaret Bell, Professor Tanja PlessMulloli


Ziye Dai STREAM
Start Date: 24 September 2012
Research Area: Environment
Title: Recovering value from water industry by-products and waste streams
Supervisors: Dr Adam Jarvis, Professor David Graham


Motasem Darwish
Start Date: 22 September 2014
Research Area: Water
Title: TBC
Supervisors: Professor Richard Dawson


Christopher Davies
Start Date: 24 September 2012
Research Area: Infrastructure
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 Davies, Dr Paul Hughes


Davidson Davis
Start Date: 26 September 2011
Research Area: Geoscience
Title: Bioremediation of hydrocarbon contaminated soils and drill cuttings using composting with agricultural wastes
Supervisors: Dr Martin Jones, Dr Ian Singleton


Mitko Delev
Start Date: 4 September 2013
Research Area: Geomatics
Title: Structural gauging in the permanent way (railway) environment utilising close range digital photogrammetry technology and methods
Supervisors: Dr Darion Grant


Selma De-Brito Guerreiro
Start Date: 15 January 2010
Research Area: Water
Title: Climate change and water resources in Iberia
Supervisors: Professor Chris Kilsby


Moftah Dieb
Start Date: 27 September 2010
Research Area: Geoscience
Title: Oil families and petroleum geochemistry of the western part of the sirt basin- libya
Supervisors: Dr Martin Jones


Kirsten Dutton
Start Date: 22 September 2014
Research Area: Geoscience
Title: From sedioment to rock – The role of microbes in early lithification of Sabkha Sediments
Supervisors: Dr Cees Van Der Land


Stephen Edwards
Start Date: 21 September 2009
Research Area: Environment
Title: Algal biomass to methane
Supervisors: Dr Paul Sallis, Dr Cesar Mota


Uchenna Egwu
Start Date: 28 April 2014
Research Area: Environmental Engineering
Title: Optimisation of biogas production from lignocellulosic biomasses using various pretreatment methods (aerobic and anearobic) before anaerobic digestion
Supervisors: Dr Paul Sallis


Oboho Okon Eminue
Start Date: 23 September 2013
Research Area: Infractructure
Title: Civil Engineering - Geotechnical
Supervisors: Dr Colin Davie


Christopher Emmerson
Start Date: 27 September 2010
Research Area: Transport
Title: Developing an in-vehicle navigation system from older drivers’ perspectives
Supervisors: Professor Phil Blythe, Dr Anil Namdeo, Mr Simon Edwards, Dr Amy Guo


Michael Eniojukan
Start Date: 26 September 2009
Research Area: Infrastructure
Title: Application of non-local and non-coaxial models in geomechanics
Supervisors: Dr Mohamed Rouainia, Dr Gaetano Elia


Sara Eskandari Arghian
Start Date: 7 January 2014
Research Area: Water
Title: Biochar use in urban stormwater biofiltration
Supervisors: Dr David Werner, Dr Vedrana Kutija


Onoriode Esegbue
Start Date: 20 October 2011
Research Area: Geoscience
Title: The petroleum systems of the Chad Basin: using petroleum geochemistry approach
Supervisors: Dr Martin Jones, Professor Andrew Aplin


Sarah Flint
Start Date: 23 September 2013
Research Area: Environment
Title: The ecology of putative estrogen degraders in the aqueous environment
Supervisors: Dr Russell Davenport, Dr Paola Meynet, Dr Jan Dolfing, Dr Wojciech Mrozik


Sophie-Anne Frith
Start Date: 22 September 2014
Research Area: GEST
Title: Ageing of cementitious building materials: understanding the kinetics at a nanoscale
Supervisors: Dr Enrico Masoero


Blanca Garcia Navarrete
Start Date: 26 September 2011
Research Area: Water
Title: Broad scale urban flood risk analysis for climate impacts and adaptation
Supervisors: Dr Veranda Kutija, Professor Richard Dawson, Professor Hayley Fowler


Majid Goodarzi
Start Date: 15th April 2013
Research Area: Infrastructure
Title: Multi-scale investigation of mechanical behaviour of shale rock
Supervisors: Dr Mohamed Rouainia, Professor Andy Aplin


Lyndsey Graham
Start Date: 22 September 2014
Research Area: Geomatics
Title: Optimizing hedgerow structure for biodiversity; developing and testing lidar-based structural condition models
Supervisors: Dr Rachel Gaulton


Ben Grayson
Start Date: 22 September 2014
Research Area: Geomatics
Title: Digital photogrammetric techniques in aid of UAV trajectory determination
Supervisors: Dr Darion Grant


Mustafa Hameed
Start Date: 22 September 2014
Research Area: Geomatics
Title: TBC
Supervisors: Dr David Fairbairn


Catherine Hands
Start Date: 26 September 2011
Research Area: Environment
Title: Antibiotic resistance in the environment due to heavy metal and other pollutant releases
Supervisors: Professor David Graham, Dr Russell Davenport, Dr Ziauddin Shaikh


Rosalind Hen-Jones
Start Date: 24 September 2012
Research Area: Infrastructure
Title: Development and application of geophysical tools for imaging geotechnical property changes during development of near surface shear zones
Supervisors: Dr Paul Hughes, Professor Stephanie Glendinning


Matthew Holmes STREAM
Start Date: 27 September 2010
Research Area: Water
Title: Infrastructure reliability and adaptation
Supervisors: Dr Sean Wilkinson, Professor Richard Dawson


Artjoms Holstovs
Start Date: 23 September 2013
Research Area: Infrastucture
Title: Responsive materials in architecture
Supervisors: Dr Ben Bridgens, Graham Farmer


Xiaotong Huang
Start Date: 28 September 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


Yumei Huang
Start Date: 23 September 2013
Research Area: Water
Title: Impacts of water resources management on food security in China
Supervisors: Dr Paul Quinn, Dr Qiuhua Liang


Kathryn Husband
Start Date: 27 September 2010
Research Area: Geoscience
Title: Chemical evolution of the Mesoproterozoic-Cambrian biosphere
Supervisors: Dr Simon Poulton, Dr Geoff Abbott


Gregg Iceton STREAM
Start Date: 26 September 2011
Research Area: Water
Title: Next generation sequencing for the water industry
Supervisors: Dr Russell Davenport, Professor Thomas Curtis


Tarric Igun
Start Date: 28 May 2012
Research Area: Environment
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


Chris Iliffe
Start Date: 26 September 2011
Research Area: Infrastructure
Title: A predictive model for the design of functional textiles
Supervisors: Dr Ben Bridgens, Professor Peter Gosling


Yala Amos Iorliam
Start Date: 24 September 2012
Research Area: Infrastructure
Title: Carbon capture potential of quick lime-activated, cement kiln dust stabilized soil
Supervisors: Professor Stephanie Glendinning, Dr Paul Hughes, Professor David Manning


Golnaz Jahanshashi
Start Date: 24 September 2012
Research Area: Water
Title: Uncertainties in the long term management of water resource
Supervisors: Professor Richard Dawson, Dr Lucy Manning, Professor Chris Kilsby


Mohammed Kaba’ah
Start Date: 19 February 2007
Research Area: Environment
Title: Treatment of organic sludge and putrescible solid waste materials by marine worm bioreactors
Supervisors: Dr Paul Sallis


Misgun Kahsu
Start Date: 26 September 2011
Research Area: Environment
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, Elizabeth Oughton


Dimitrios Karofyllakis
Start Date: 1 January 2014
Research Area: GEST
Title: A 3D finite element code for nonlinear seismic ground response analysis
Supervisors: Dr Gaetano Elia, Dr Mohammed Rouainia


Ruth Kennedy-Walker
Start Date: 20 June 2011
Research Area: Environment
Title: Planning and implementation of wastewater collection, treatment and re-use solution in peri urban areas
Supervisors: Dr Jaime Amezaga, Dr Charlotte Paterson


Oladapo Komolafe
Start Date: 1 June 2014
Research Area: Environmental Engineering
Title: Engineering sustainable micropollutant removal technologies
Supervisors: Dr Russell Davenport


Tetyana Olegivna Korin
Start Date: 7 January 2013
Research Area: Geoscience
Title: Biogeochemistry and microbial ecology of petroleum systems
Supervisors: Professor Ian Head, Dr Casey Hubert, Dr Neil Gray


Hsiu-Yu Ku
Start Date: 22 January 2010
Research Area: Infrastructure
Title: The influence of vegetation and climate on pore water pressure in slopes
Supervisors: Professor Stephanie Glendinning, Dr Paul Hughes


Peter Leary
Start Date: 22 September 2014
Research Area: Geoscience
Title: Microbial diversity and function in radionuclide contaminated soils and sediments
Supervisors: Dr Neil Gray, Dr Clare McCann


Alex Leathard
Start Date: 24 September 2007
Research Area: Water
Title: A water grid for the UK
Supervisors: Professor Chris Kilsby, Professor Hayley Fowler


Elizabeth Lewis
Start Date: 26 September 2011
Research Area: Water
Title: Developing UK wide hydrological models for climate change impacts and analysis of floods and droughts
Supervisors: Professor Chris Kilsby, Professor Hayley Fowler


Samantha Mahaffey
Start Date: 23 September 2013
Research Area: Water
Title: Discrete element modelling of floating debris
Supervisors: Dr Qiuhua Liang, Professor Andy Large, Dr Geoff Parkin, Dr Mohammed Rouainia


Carol Mahoney
Start Date: 22 September 2014
Research Area: Geoscience
Title: Carbon rich shale and their palaeo-environment in the Cretaceous Llanos Basin, Colombia
Supervisors: Professor Tom Wagner, Dr Christian Maerz


Michael Joseph Maguire
Start Date: 26th September 2005
Research Area: Geoscience
Title: Response of ammonia oxidising bacteria and other chemoautotroph communities to environmental change
Supervisors: Professor Ian Head, Dr Nathan Gray


Sani Makarfi
Start Date: 4 January 2010
Research Area: Geoscience
Title: The variability, stability and impacts of biochars in soil environments
Supervisors: Dr Nathan Gray, Professor David Manning


George Mangse
Start Date: 26 September 2011
Research Area: Environment
Title: Assessing the effects of biochars on microbiological processes in petroleum polluted soils
Supervisors: Dr David Werner, Dr Russell Davenport


Patricia Marin Barba
Start Date: 28 April 2014
Research Area: Geoscience
Title: Organic geochemical characterization of carbon rich shale and their palaeo-environment in the Cretaceous Llanos Basin, Colombia
Supervisors: Professor Tom Wagner, Dr Martin Jones


Shadman Marouf
Start Date: 23 September 2013
Research Area: Transport
Title: An investigation into exposure to traffic noise in urban area by means of 3D acoustic mapping
Supervisors: Dr Anil Namdeo, Professor Margaret Bell, Dr Paul Goodman


Hamad Matar
Start Date: 14 March 2010
Research Area: Transport
Title: Investigating the relationship between indoor and outdoor air pollution near busy, quiet and congested streets
Supervisors: Professor Margaret Bell, Dr Anil Namdeo


Eliza Mathia
Start Date: 1 October 2010
Research Area: Geoscience
Title: Geological controls on gas storage and production
Supervisors: Professor Andrew Aplin, Professor Mark Thomas


Andrew McClune
Start Date: 24 September 2012
Research Area: Geomatics
Title: Feature extraction from multi-ray photogrammetry for 3D building reconstruction
Supervisors: Professor Jon Mills, Dr Pauline Miller


Obioma Mejeha
Start Date: 7 January 2009
Research Area: Geoscience
Title: A study on the microbial uptake of heavy metals associated with crude oil using hydrocarbon degrading microorganisms
Supervisors: Dr Neil Gray, Professor Ian Head, Dr Martin Jones


Edward Membere
Start Date: 23 September 2013
Research Area: Environment
Title: Bio energy recovery from seaweed (macro-algae)
Supervisors: Dr Paul Sallis


Fikiri Mhenga
Start Date: 7 January 2014
Research Area: Water
Title: Using remotely sensed products for improved hydrological models in high mountain hydrological regimes
Supervisors: Professor Hayley Fowler, Dr Rachel Gaulton


Xiaodong Ming
Start Date: 22 September 2014
Research Area: Water
Title: Integrated assessment framework for quantifying multi-hazard risk to infrastructure
Supervisors: Dr Qiuhua Liang


Aizat Mohd Taib
Start Date: 7 January 2013
Research Area: Infrastructure
Title: Numerical analysis of the effects of climate change on unsaturated tropical slopes
Supervisors: Dr Mohamed Rouainia, Professor Stephanie Glendinning


Kealeboga Kaizer Moreri
Start Date: 7 January 2014
Research Area: Geomatics
Title: The role of VGI in land administration in developing countries
Supervisors: Dr David Fairbairn, Mr Phil James


Jamie O'Hare
Start Date: 23 September 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, Professor Margaret Bell


Adriana Monroy-Olaya
Start Date: 7 January 2013
Research Area: Infrastructure
Title: The location of charging points for electric vehicles in Tyne and Wear: Developing a modelling framework
Supervisors: Dr Anil Namdeo, Professor Margaret Bell, Professor Phil Blythe


Cristiana Morias
Start Date: 1 january 2014
Research Area: Environmental Engineering
Title: Nitrification in wastewater treatment at its biological oxygen limit
Supervisors: Professor Tom Curtis, Professor Ian Head


Abraham Narh
Start Date: 26 September 2011
Research Area: Transport
Title: The application of chaos theory to manage traffic congestion in signalised urban networks
Supervisors: Dr Neil Thorpe, Professor Margaret Bell, Dr Graeme Hill


Edmond Ndam
Start Date: 7 January 2013
Research Area: Environment
Title: Innovative treatment technologies for recycle liquors: Energy reduction and nutrient recovery at wastewater treatment plants
Supervisors: Professor David Graham, Dr Russell Davenport


Myriam Neaimeh
Start Date: TBC
Research Area: Environmental Engineering
Title: TBC
Supervisors:


Grace Nield
Start Date: 4 March 2011
Research Area: Geomatics
Title: Separating elastic and viscoelastic rebound in the Antarctic Peninsula
Supervisors: Professor Peter Clarke, Dr Matt King


Stephen Obrike
Start Date: 26 September 2011
Research Area: Geomatics
Title: Landslide susceptibility zonation in a transport corridor environment using remote sensing techniques
Supervisors: Dr Stuart Barr, Dr Pauline Miller


James O’Brien
Start Date: 15 January 2011
Research Area: Transport
Title: Air qualifty and environmental justice in the North East
Supervisors: Dr Anil Namdeo, Professor Margaret Bell, Dr Paul Goodman


Victoria Oriuwa
Start Date: 21 September 2009
Research Area: Geoscience
Title: Markers of crude oil migration pathways through organic-rich sequences
Supervisors: Dr Martin Jones, Professor Andrew Aplin


Kate Osborne
Start Date: 26 September 2011
Research Area: Geoscience
Title: Investigating the environmental controls of hopanoid biosynthesis via functional gene analysis
Supervisors: Dr Helen Talbot, Dr Neil Gray


Gareth Owen
Start Date: 9 January 2011
Research Area: Water
Title: Catchment characterisation and modelling schemes to address natural flood management issues
Supervisors: Dr Paul Quinn, Dr Mark Wilkinson


Christopher Pearson
Start Date: 24 September 2012
Research Area: Geomatics
Title: Integrity and reliability analysis of PPP ambiguity resolution
Supervisors: Dr Stuart Edwards, Professor Philip Moore


Maria Valasia Peppa
Start Date: 23 September 2013
Research Area: Geomatics
Title: Development of a UAV-based landslide monitoring system
Supervisors: Dr Pauline Miller, Professor Philip Moore, Professor Jon Mills


Evangelos Petropoulos
Start Date: 1 October 2010
Research Area: Environment
Title: Investigating the true limits to low temperature anaerobic treatment of domestic wastewater
Supervisors: Professor Thomas Curtis


Cassandra Pickering
Start Date: 9 January 2012
Research Area: Infrastructure
Title: Designing adaptation strategies for the UK electricity energy network
Supervisors: Dr Sean Wilkinson, Professor Richard Dawson


Michael Pollock
Start Date: 6 January 2014
Research Area: Water
Title: Developing a method to characterise and quantify the undercatch in rainfall measurement
Supervisors: Dr Paul Quinn, Prof Chris Kilsby


Maria Pregnolato
Start Date: 7 January 2014
Research Area:
Title: Urban infrastructure dynamics
Supervisors: Professor Richard Dawson, Dr Carmine Galasso


David Pritchard
Start Date: 22 September 2014
Research Area: Water
Title: TBC
Supervisors: Professor Hayley Fowler


Purwantis Sri Pudyastuti
Start Date: 14 December 2009
Research Area: Water
Title: Integrated flood management for transboundary river basin
Supervisors: Professor Chris Kilsby, Dr James Bathurst


Graham Purvis
Start Date: 24 September 2012
Research Area: Geoscience
Title: The characterisation of biomarkers in endolithic microbial communities
Supervisors: Dr Neil Gray, Dr Geoff Abbott


Marcos Quintela Baluja
Start Date: 1 January 2014
Research Area: Environmental Engineering
Title: Migration and storage of antibiotic resistance in environmental biofilms
Supervisors: Dr David Graham, Dr David Werner


Asari Abdul Rashid
Start Date: 7 January 2013
Research Area: Water
Title: Broad scale flood risk analysis of the Thames Estuary
Supervisors: Professor Richard Dawson, Dr Quihua Liang


Thomas Rexer
Start Date: 27 September 2010
Research Area: Geoscience
Title: Predicting Fluid Quantity and Quality in Heterogeneous Gas Shales
Supervisors: Professor Andrew Aplin, Dr Kuncho Kurtev, Dr Mark Thomas


Muhammad Rezki Hr
Start Date: 22 September 2014
Research Area: GEST
Title: TBC
Supervisors: Dr Sean Wilkinson


Douglas Richardson
Start Date: 22 September 2014
Research Area: Water
Title: Probabilistic drought forecasting using GAMLSS statistical models
Supervisors: Professor Hayley Fowler


Andrew Robinson
Start Date: 27 September 2010
Research Area: Transport
Title: Analysis of electric vehicle driver recharging behaviour in North East
Supervisors: Professor Phil Blythe, Professor Margaret Bell


Aidan Robson
Start Date: October 2014
Research Area: Environmental Engineering
Title: TBC
Supervisors: Dr Russell Davenport


Craig Robson
Start Date: 26 September 2011
Research Area: Geomatics
Title: A spatial database framework for the modelling and analysis of spatially complex interdependent networks
Supervisors: Dr Stuart Barr, Mr Philip James


Katherine Rothwell
Start Date: 22 September 2014
Research Area: Environmental Engineering
Title: From the lab to the real world: Fe redox reactions in complex biogeochemical environments
Supervisors: Dr Russell Davenport


Badruddeen Sani
Start Date: 24 September 2012
Research Area: Environment
Title: Study of Activated Carbon Adsorption Column for the Treatment of Petroleum Refinery Wastewater
Supervisors: Dr David Werner


Paul Sargent
Start Date: 27 September 2010
Research Area: Infrastructure
Title: The Use of Sustainable Materials in Soil Stabilisation
Supervisors: Dr Paul Hughes, Dr Mohamed Rouainia


Nor Shafiee Ismail
Start Date: 15 February 2010
Research Area: Geoscience
Title: Controls on carboxylic acid composition and acidity in crude oils
Supervisors: Dr Martin Jones, Dr Helen Talbot


Darren Shako
Start Date: 7 January 2013
Research Area: Environment
Title: Urban Sanitation Policy: Urban Sanitation Policy: A sustainable model for developing Urban Cities in the Caribbean beyond MDG
Supervisor: Dr Jaime Amezaga


Kerry Simcock
Start Date: 22 September 2014
Research Area: Geoscience
Title: The effects of climate change on a northern peatland: Greenhouse gas sink or source?
Supervisors: Dr Geoff Abbott


David Simpson
Start Date: 1 November 2011
Research Area: Infrastructure
Title: Small Strain Stiffness properties of weak/weathered rock
Supervisors: Dr Mohamed Rouainia, Dr Paul Hughes


Magdalena Smigaj
Start Date: 23 September 2013
Research Area: Geomatics
Title: Remote sensing of forest health in UK forests
Supervisor: Dr Rachel Gaulton, Dr Stuart Barr


Luke Smith
Start Date: 24 September 2012
Research Area: Water
Title: High-resolution hydraulic modelling of flood attenuation features in catchments
Supervisors: Dr Qiuhua Liang, Dr Paul Quinn


Ciprian Spatar
Start Date: 26 September 2011
Research Area: Geomatics
Title: Measuring the centre of mass of Earth
Supervisors: Professor Phil Moore, Professor Pete Clarke, Dr Martin King


Charlotte Spencer-Jones
Start Date: 26 September 2011
Research Area: Geosciences
Title: Sedimentary microbial response to short term climate fluctuations within the Congo basin
Supervisors: Dr Helen Talbot, Professor Thomas Wagner


Martin Spurr
Start Date: 24 September 2012
Research Area: Geoscience
Title: MFC BOD Senors
Supervisors: Dr Ian Head, Eileen Yu


Eleanor Starkey
Start Date: 23 September 2013
Research Area: Water
Title: Community Modelling and Monitoring for Catchment Management and Restoration
Supervisors: Dr Geoff Parkin, Dr Paul Quinn, Professor Andy Large


Aleksandra Svalova
Start Date: 22 September 2014
Research Area: Geoscience
Title: Ultrasound spectrometry of the aggregation of asphaltenes during the formation of water-in-oil emulsions
Supervisors: Dr Geoff Abbott


Peter Sykes
Start Date: 8 February 2011
Research Area: Transport
Title: Managing uncertainty in Transport Planning and Transport Policy
Supervisors: Professor Margaret Bell, Dr Dilum Dissanayake


Napaporn Tangtinthai
Start Date: 24 September 2012
Research Area: Geoscience
Title: Waste to Energy: Alternative Technology for Waste Management in Urban Area
Supervisors: Dr David Manning, Dr Oliver Heidrich


Chris Teasdale
Start Date: 9 January 2012
Research Area: Infrastructure
Title: Characterisation of Carbon Dioxide in the Near-Surface Ground Gas Environment
Supervisors: Dr Jean Hall, Dr David Manning


Fatai Tijani
Start Date: 10 November 2010
Research Area: Water
Title: Scale effects in nutrient transport along a rural river system, the river Eden, Cumbria
Supervisors: Dr James Bathurst


Olorunwa Khaerullah Tijani
Start Date: 17 July 2009
Research Area: Environment
Title: Sustainable Solid Waste Management Towards Energy Recovery
Supervisors: Professor David Graham, Dr Paul Sallis, Dr Ziauddin Shaikh


Maria Valdivia-Garcia STREAM
Start Date: 1 October 2012
Research Area: Environment
Title: THM from formation pre-cursors to management strategies
Supervisors: Dr David Werner, Professor David Graham


Marta Vignola
Start Date: 1 January 2014
Research Area: Environmental Engineering
Title: Community assembly and function in biologically active water treatment process
Supervisors: Dr Russell Davenport, Dr David Werner


James Virgo
Start Date: 24 September 2012
Research Area: Water
Title: Co-evolution of Cities and Infrastructure
Supervisors: Professor Richard Dawson, Dr Stuart Barr


David Walker
Start Date: 22 September 2014
Research Area: Water
Title: TBC
Supervisors: Dr Geoff Parkin


Jingchun Wang
Start Date: 26 September 2011
Research Area: Water
Title: Water Resources
Supervisors: Dr Qiuhua Liang, Dr David Werner


Miao Wang
Start Date: 15 September 2008
Research Area: Water
Title: A risk-based approach to the simulation of human responses to flood events
Supervisors: Professor Richard Dawson, Dr Qiuhua Liang


Josey Wardle
Start Date: 21 September 2009
Research Area: Transport
Title: Study Proposal investigating how changes in Electric Vehicle charging mechanisms may affect EV drivers’ behaviour
Supervisors: Professor Phil Blythe


Carla-Leanne Washbourne
Start Date: 21 September 2009
Research Area: Geoscience
Title: Engineering Soils to act as Carbon Sinks
Supervisors: Dr David Manning, Dr Colin Davie


Sam Webb
Start Date: 27 September 2010
Research Area: Geomatics
Title: Geophysical and atmospheric effects on kinematic GNSS
Supervisors: Dr Nigel Penna, Professor Peter Clarke


Cara Wray
Start Date: 22 September /2014
Research Area: Environmental Engineering
Title: Roots and causes of chlorine resistance in coliform and other indicator organisms in water treatment systems
Supervisors: Professor David Graham


Xilin Xia
Start Date: 24 September 2012
Research Area: Water
Title: SPH simulation of fluid-like landslides
Supervisors: Dr Qiuhua Liang, Dr James Bathurst


Andrew Zealand
Start Date: 23 September 2013
Research Area: Environment
Title: Investigation into the optimization of rice straw biomethanation potential through pre-treatment
Supervisors: Professor David Graham, Dr Paul Sallis


Yanghanzi Zhang
Start Date: 22 September 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 September 2013
Research Area: Environment
Title: Bioelectrochemical system treating real wastewater
Supervisors: Professor Thomas Curtis


Mark Zindorf
Start Date: 22 September 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, Professor Tom Wagner