Postgraduate Research Students

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


Hasan Al-Ajmi
Start Date: 22nd September 2008
Research Area: Environment
Title: Fate of pharmaceutical wastes in Kuwait's waste water treatment
Supervisors: Dr Paul Sallis, Dr Russell Davenport


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


David Alder
Start Date: 24th September 2012
Research Area: Infrastructure
Title: Soil modification and reinforcement using Electrokinetic Geosynthetics
Supervisors: Prof. Stephanine Glendinning, Dr Mohamed Rouainia

Kauther Al-Hadhrami
Start Date: 7th January 2013
Research Area: Geoscience
Title: A petroleum geochemical approach to understanding the Natih and Tuwaiq petroleum systems of North Oman
Supervisors: Dr Martin Jones, Prof. Andrew Aplin


Khalefah Alhumaidah
Start Date: 27th September 2010
Research Area: Infrastructure
Title: A numerical investigation of factors affecting spalling of concrete at elevated temperature
Supervisors: Dr Colin Davie, Dr Sean Wilkinson


Seema Al-Langawi
Start Date: 28th November 2001
Research Area: Geomatics
Title: Management and dissemination of historical maps of the Gulf using GIS and WWW
Supervisors: Dr David Fairbairn


Nykky Allen
Start Date: 1st October 2008
Research Area: Geoscience
Title: Fundamental Controls on Gas Storage Capacity in Shales
Supervisors: Prof. Andrew Aplin, Dr Mark Thomas


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


Abdulaziz Al-Shareedah
Start Date: 7th November 2011
Research Area: Environment
Title: Methanotrophic Reactive Barrier System for Fugitive Gas Release
Supervisors: Dr Paul Sallis, Prof. David Graham


Ambisisi Ambituuni
Start Date: 24th 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:26th September 2011
Research Area: Water
Title: Adaptive Grid Based Integrated Model for Tsunami Simulations
Supervisors: Dr Qiuhua Liang, Prof. Peter Clarke


Stuart John Andrews
Start Date:27th September 2010
Research Area: Geomatics
Title: Improved Ice Mass Balance Estimates from GRACE Mascons
Supervisors: Prof. Philip Moore, Prof. Matt King


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


Alero Arenyeka
Start Date: 15th 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: 26th Septmber 2011
Research Area: Transport
Title: Development of a Robust Intelligent Transport System using Bluetooth Technology
Supervisors: Prof. Margaret Bell, Dr Neil Thorpe, Dr Fabio Galatioto


Matt Bailey
Start Date:26th 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, Prof. Paul Younger


Nick Barber
Start Date: 26th September 2009
Research Area: Water
Title: Nutrient transport regimes in the River Eden and the implication of soft engineered mitigation interventions
Supervisors: Dr Paul Quinn, Dr James Bathurst


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


Emma Bell
Start Date: 24th Septmber 2012
Research Area: Geoscience
Title: Microbial Biogeography and the Deep Biosphere
Supervisors: Dr Casey Hubert, Prof. Ian Head, Dr Neil Gray


Maria Berdeli
Start Date: 20th June 2006
Research Area: Water
Title: Review of Basis for Forest and Water Policy in Greece
Supervisors: Dr James Bathurst, Dr Jaime Amezaga


Elias Berra
Start Date: 23rd 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
Start Date: 23rd September 2013
Research Area: Water
Title: Urban Flood Risk Management
Supervisors: Dr Vedrana Kutija, Prof. Chris Kilsby


Jasmine Black
Start Date: 26th 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, Prof. Thomas Wagner


Jonathan Bradley
Start Date: 26th 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: 1st November 2011
Research Area: Transport
Title: TBC
Supervisors: Dr Neil Thorpe, Dr Joan Harvey


Mathew Brown
Start Date: 7th January 2013
Research Area: Environment
Title: TBC
Supervisor: Prof. Thomas Curtis


Shaun Brown
Start Date: 26th September 2011
Research Area: Geomatics
Title: Resilient Cities
Supervisors: Prof. Richard Dawson, Prof. Stephanine Glendinning


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


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


Priscilla Carrillo-Barragan
Start Date: 23rd September 2013
Research Area: Geoscience
Title: TBC
Supervisors: Dr Neil Gray, Dr Paul Sallis


Matthew Caygill
Start Date: 21st 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: 23rd September 2013
Research Area: Infrastructure
Title: Finite Element Modelling of Offshore Geotechnical Structures
Supervisors: Dr Mohamed Rouainia, Prof. Richard Dawson


Weijia Chen
Start Date: 7th 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: Prof. Phil Blythe, Dr Amy Guo


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


Jack Clarkson
Start Date: 24th September 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 Fabio Galatioto


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


Sarah Cotterill STREAM
Start Date: 24th September 2012
Research Area: Environment
Title: Sustainable Wastewater Treatment using Microbial Electrolysis Cells
Supervisors: Prof. Thomas Curtis, Chris Jones (Northumberland Water)


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


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


Afrah Daham
Start Date: 23rd September 2012
Research Area: Geomatics
Title: TBC
Supervisors: Prof. Jon Mills, Dr Pauline Miller


Ziye Dai
Start Date: 24th September 2012
Research Area: Environment (Stream)
Title: Recovering value from water industry by-products and waste streams
Supervisors: Dr Adam Jarvis, Prof. David Graham


Christopher Davies
Start Date: 24th 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: 26th 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: 4th 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:15th January 2010
Research Area: Water
Title: Climate change and water resources in Iberia
Supervisors: Prof. Chris Kilsby


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


Sarah Dunn
Start Date: 27th September 2010
Research Area: Infrastructure
Title: Increasing the resilience of communities through advances in lifeline analysis
Supervisors: Dr Sean Wilkinson, Prof. Richard Dawson


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


Lucy Eland
Start Date: 21st September 2009
Research Area: Environment
Title: Carbon Neutral Waste Water Treatment Technologies- Molecular identification and quantification of microalgae in wastewater treatment and algae to biofuel ponds
Supervisors: Dr Cesar Mota, Dr Charlotte Paterson


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


Christopher Emmerson
Start Date: 27th September 2010
Research Area: Transport
Title: Developing an In-Vehicle Navigation System from Older Drivers’ Perspectives
Supervisors: Prof. Phil Blythe, Dr Anil Namdeo, Mr Simon Edwards, Dr Amy Guo


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


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


Sarah Flint
Start Date: 23rd 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


Anna Fraszczyk
Start Date: 24th September 2007
Research Area: Transport
Title: Do we travel too much?" The determinatents and quantificationof excess travel using GIS
Supervisors: Dr Stuart Barr, Dr Neil Thorpe


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


Abdulhamed Gneeniss
Start Date: 5th May 2009
Research Area: Geomatics
Title: Calibration and validation of aerial digital cameras
Supervisors: Prof. Jon Mills, Dr Pauline Miller


Majid Goodarzi
Start Date: 15th April 2013
Research Area: Infrastructure
Title: Multi-scale Investigation of Mechanical Behaviour of Shale Rock
Supervisors: Dr Mohamed Rouainia, Prof. Andy Aplin


Matthew Goode
Start Date: 22nd September 2008
Research Area: Geomatics
Title: New quality control procedures for precise point positioning
Supervisors: Dr Stuart Edwards, Prof. Philip Moore


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


Rosalind Hen-Jones
Start Date: 24th 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, Prof. Stephanie Glendinning


Matthew Holmes STREAM
Start Date: 27th September 2010
Research Area: Water
Title: Infrastructure reliability and adaptation
Supervisors: Dr Sean Wilkinson, Prof. Jim Hall


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


Yumei Huang
Start Date: 23rd 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: 27th 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:26th September 2011
Research Area: Water
Title: Next generation sequencing for the water industry
Supervisors: Dr Russell Davenport, Prof. Thomas Curtis


Tarric Igun
Start Date: 28th 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: 26th September 2011
Research Area: Infrastructure
Title: A predictive model for the design of functional textiles
Supervisors: Dr Ben Bridgens, Prof. Peter Gosling


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


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


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


Nada Mohammed Salih Mohammed Kadhim
Research Area: Geomatics
Title: The development of a multisource Earth Observation and GIS approach for monitoring urban change dynamics
Supervisors: Dr Stuart Barr, Dr Rachel Gaulton


Misgun Kahsu
Start Date: 26th 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


Ruth Kennedy-Walker
Start Date: 20th 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


Tetyana Olegivna Korin
Start Date: 7th January 2013
Research Area: Geoscience
Title: Biogeochemistry and Microbial Ecology of Petroleum Systems
Supervisors: Prof. Ian Head, Dr Casey Hubert, Dr Neil Gray


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


Matthias Kunz
Start Date: 22nd September 2008
Research Area: Geomatics
Title: Historic ice volume change in rugged terrain from ASTER-controlled archive stereophotography: Case study in the Antarctic Peninsula
Supervisors: Dr Jon Mills, Prof. Matt King


Alex Leathard
Start Date: 24th September 2007
Research Area: Water
Title: A Water Grid for the UK
Supervisors: Prof. Chris Kilsby, Prof. Hayley Fowler


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


Samantha Mahaffey
Start Date: 23rd September 2013
Research Area: Water
Title: Discrete Element Modelling of Floating Debris
Supervisors: Dr Qiuhua Liang, Prof. Andy Large, Dr Geoff Parkin, Dr Mohammed Rouainia


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: Prof. Ian Head, Dr Nathan Gray


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


George Mangse
Start Date: 26th 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


Shadman Marouf
Start Date: 23rd September 2013
Research Area: Transport
Title: TBC
Supervisors: Dr Anil Namdeo, Prof. Margaret Bell, Dr Paul Goodman


Tim Martin
Start Date: 4th August 2009
Research Area: Environment
Title: Understanding the Influence of Microbial Inocula on Biodegradation Outcome Towards Modified Regulatory Screening Tests for Chemical Persistency
Supervisors: Dr Russell Davenport, Prof. Ian Head


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


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


Andrew McClune
Start Date: 24th September 2012
Research Area: Geomatics
Title: Feature Extraction from Multi-Ray Photogrammetry for 3D Building Reconstruction
Supervisors: Prof. Jon Mills, Dr Pauline Miller


Obioma Mejeha
Start Date: 7th 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 Nei Gray, Prof. Ian Head, Dr Martin Jones


Edward Membere
Start Date: 23rd September 2013
Research Area: Environment
Title: TBC
Supervisors: Dr Paul Sallis


Kasim Mohammed
Start Date: 21st September 2009
Research Area: Environment
Title: Low-cost carbon capture in waste-water treatment
Supervisors: Dr Cesar Mota, Prof. David Graham, Dr Ziauddin Shaikh


Aizat Mohd Taib
Start Date: 7th January 2013
Research Area: Infrastructure
Title: Numerical Analysis of the Effects of Climate Change on Unsaturated Tropical Slopes
Supervisors: Dr Mohamed Rouainia, Prof. Stephanie Glendinning


Jamie O'Hare
Start Date: 23rd 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, Prof. Margaret Bell


Adriana Monroy-Olaya
Start Date: 7th 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, Prof. Margaret Bell, Prof. Phil Blythe


Abraham Narh
Start Date: 26th September 2011
Research Area: Transport
Title: The Application of Chaos Theory to Manage Traffic Congestion in Signalised Urban Networks
Supervisors: Dr Neil Thorpe, Prof. Margaret Bell, Dr Graeme Hill


Edmond Ndam
Start Date: 7th January 2013
Research Area: Environment
Title: Innovative Treatment Technologies for Recycle Liquors: Energy Reduction and Nutrient Recovery at Wastewater Treatment Plants
Supervisors: Prof. David Graham, Dr Russell Davenport


Lindsay Kate Newbold
Start Date: 6th March 2006
Research Area: Geoscience
Title: Developing and applying phylogenetic signatures, stable isotope probing and community metagenomics to resolve the link between microbial community diversity, gene function and biogeochemical processes
Supervisors: Prof. Ian Head, Dr A Whitely


Alex Nicholson
Start Date: 21st September 2009
Research Area: Water
Title: Development of an on-farm runoff storage and hydraulic network routing model to simulate mitigation effects on downstream flooding
Supervisors: Dr Paul Quinn, Dr Patrick O’Connell


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


Obinna Obiekweihe
Start Date: 26th September 2011
Research Area: Geomatics
Title: The Role of Volunteered Geographic Information in developing countries for improved mapping of infrastructure
Supervisors: Dr David Fairbairn, Prof. Thomas Curtis


Stephen Obrike
Start Date: 26th 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: 15th January 2011
Research Area: Transport
Title: Air qualifty and environmental justice in the North East
Supervisors: Dr Anil Namdeo, Prof. Margaret Bell, Dr Paul Goodman


Adebola Olowesegun
Start Date: 7th November 2012
Research Area: Transport
Title: Spatial Interaction Analysis and Decision Support System for Management of Urban Transport System
Supervisors: Dr Neil Thorpe, Dr Stuart Barr


Timi Utegha Oriaku
Start Date: 21st September 2009
Research Area: Geoscience
Title: The impact of bioavailability amendments on the remediation of hydrocarbon contaminated soils and sediments
Supervisors: Dr Martin Jones, Dr David Werner


Victoria Oriuwa
Start Date: 21st September 2009
Research Area: Geoscience
Title: Markers of Crude Oil Migration Pathways through Organic-Rich Sequences
Supervisors: Dr Martin Jones, Prof. Andrew Aplin


Kate Osborne
Start Date: 26th 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: 9th January 2011
Research Area: Water
Title: Catchment characterisation and modelling schemes to address Natural Flood Management issues
Supervisors: Dr Paul Quinn, Dr Mark Wilkinson


Stylianos Panayides
Start Date: 24th September 2007
Research Area: Infrastructure
Title: Design Procedures for Pile Assisted Rafts
Supervisors: Dr Mohamed Rouainia, Prof. Stephanie Glendinning


Christopher Pearson
Start Date: 24th September 2012
Research Area: Geomatics
Title: Integrity and Reliability Analysis of PPP Ambiguity Resolution
Supervisors: Dr Stuart Edwards, Prof. Philip Moore


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


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


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


Purwantis Sri Pudyastuti
Start Date: 14th December 2009
Research Area: Water
Title: Integrated Flood Management for Transboundary River Basin
Supervisors: Prof. Chris Kilsby, Dr James Bathurst


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


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


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


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


Craig Robson
Start Date: 26th 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


Badruddeen Sani
Start Date: 24th 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: 27th September 2010
Research Area: Infrastructure
Title: The Use of Sustainable Materials in Soil Stabilisation
Supervisors: Dr Paul Hughes, Dr Mohamed Rouainia


Najm-Eddin Salem
Start Date: 22nd February 2007
Research Area: Geoscience
Title: Lower Jurassic Source facies from Dorset and Yorkshire
Supervisors: Dr Simon Poulton, Prof. Tom Wagner


Nor Shafiee Ismail
Start Date: 15th 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: 7th January 2013
Research Area: Environment
Title: TBC
Supervisor: Dr Jaime Amezaga


David Simpson
Start Date: 1st 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: 23rd 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: 24th 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: 26th September 2011
Research Area: Geomatics
Title: Measuring the centre of mass of Earth
Supervisors: Prof. Phil Moore, Prof. Pete Clarke, Dr Martin King


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


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


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


Ross Stirling
Start Date: 1st December 2009
Research Area: Infrastructure
Title: Numerical modelling of soil desiccation cracking and its influence on embankment pore water pressure
Supervisors: Prof. Stephanie Glendinning, Dr Colin Davie


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


Eleanor Swain
Start Date: 22nd September 2008
Research Area: Geoscience
Title: Carbon Turnover in forest and grassland soils - will global warming turn C sinks into sources?
Supervisors: Dr Geoff Abbott


Napaporn Tangtinthai
Start Date: 24th 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: 9th 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: 10th 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: 17th July 2009
Research Area: Environment
Title: Sustainable Solid Waste Management Towards Energy Recovery
Supervisors: Prof. David Graham, Dr Paul Sallis, Dr Ziauddin Shaikh


Kenan Toklu
Start Date: 7th January 2013
Research Area: Water
Title: Civil Engineering
Supervisors: Dr Vedrana Kutija, Prof. Richard Dawson


Vesna Tripkovic
Start Date: 24th September 2007
Research Area: Water
Title: Quantifying and up scaling surface and subsurface runoff and nutrient flows under climate variability
Supervisors: Dr Geoff Parkin, Prof. Thomas Wagner


Maria Valdivia-Garcia STREAM
Start Date: 24th September 2012
Research Area: Environment
Title: THM from formation pre-cursors to management strategies
Supervisors: Dr David Werner, Prof. David Graham


James Virgo
Start Date: 24th September 2012
Research Area: Water
Title: TBC
Supervisors: Prof. Richard Dawson, Dr Stuart Barr


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


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


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


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


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


Jonathan Williams
Start Date: 21st September 2009
Research Area: Geoscience
Title: Fate and Transport of Lignin in the Soil-Water continuum
Supervisors: Dr Geoff Abbott, Dr Jenni Dungait


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


Norhayati Yahya
Start Date: 1st February 2005
Research Area: Transport
Title: Evaluating the effects of travel time as an indication for bus reliability
Supervisors: Prof. Margaret Bell, Dr Anil Namdeo


Yosritzal Yosritzal
Start Date: 21st September 2009
Research Area: Transport
Title: Understanding the role of ICT in Influencing the Perception of Travel Time by Train Traveller
Supervisors: Dr Dilum Dissanayake


Khalid Zakaria
Start Date: 4th January 2010
Research Area: Environment
Title: Industrial Wastewater Treatment
Supervisors: Prof. Thomas Curtis, Paul Christensen


Andrew Zealand
Start Date: 23rd September 2013
Research Area: Environment
Title: TBC
Supervisors: Prof. David Graham, Dr Paul Sallis


Hongbin Zhang
Start Date: 27th September 2010
Research Area: Water
Title: Urban Flood Simulation by Coupling Hydrological and Hydraulic Models
Supervisors: Dr Qiuhua Liang, Prof. Chris Kilsby


Fei Zhao
Start Date: 23rd September 2013
Research Area: Environment
Title: TBC
Supervisors: Prof. Thomas Curtis