EPSRC PhD in Civil Engineering
Value of Award
UK citizens are eligible for 100% of UK tuition fees paid and annual living expenses of £14,553 (full award).
EU citizens from outside the UK are eligible for fees only (partial award).
Number of Awards
Start Date and Duration
Project Start Date: September 2017
The funding covers a three-year PhD
Application Closing Date
27 April 2017
Knowledge of sea state is critical for assessing the safety and placement of offshore structures such as oil platforms, for shipping (scheduling, navigation, safety, passenger comfort) and for determining dispersion of marine pollutants and oil spills. This project will improve sea state determination with modelling and centimetre measurement of the wave field using a GPS (+GLONASS) Wave Glider. Specifically:
- Validate GPS+GLONASS wave measurement quality and robustness through wave simulator experiments with videogrammetry, plus offshore data sets.
- Develop wave field models, including using meteorological data collected from the Wave Glider.
- Develop a GPS+GLONASS data processing and analysis method for subsequent Wave Glider on-board implementation.
Principal data provision will be from a unique offshore experiment from 2016 (blogs.ncl.ac.uk/miguelmoralesmaqueda/), with further data collection possible during the project.
This project falls within the EPRSC ‘Living with Environmental Change’ themes Coastal Engineering and Resource Efficiency, and its Energy theme (Marine Wave and Tidal).
You must have, or expect to achieve, at least a 2:1 honours degree or equivalent in Surveying / Geomatics, Mathematics, Oceanography, Physics, Engineering or related maths-based subject. Experience of programming and Linux scripting will also be beneficial.
The award is available to UK/EU applicants only. Depending on how you meet the EPSRC’s eligibility criteria, you may be entitled to a full or a partial award.
How to Apply
You must apply through the University’s online postgraduate application system. To do this please ‘Create a new account’.
All relevant fields should be completed, but fields marked with a red asterisk must be completed. The following information will help us to process your application. You will need to:
- insert the programme code 8040F in the programme of study section
- select ‘PhD Civil Engineering and Geosciences (Geomatics)’ as the programme of study
- insert the studentship code CI-792 in the studentship/partnership reference field
- attach a covering letter and CV. The covering letter must state the title of the studentship, quote reference code CI792 and state how your interests and experience relate to the project
- attach degree transcripts and certificates and, if English is not your first language, a copy of your English language qualifications.
published on: 13 April 2017