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University of Southampton Civil & Structural Engineering PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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  Artificial intelligence for smart engines
  Research Group: nCATS
  Dr L. Wang
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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  Biochemical and microbial interactions with advanced coatings and sealants in industrial biotechology applications
  Research Group: Water and Environmental Engineering
  Dr S Heaven
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Prof Sonia Heaven. Co-supervisor Dr Yue Zhang. Project description. Industrial and environmental biotechnology is a rapidly developing field that covers both well-established sectors such as anaerobic digestion and wastewater treatment, and innovative processes needed to underpin the circular bioeconomy.
  Biochemical and microbial interactions with advanced coatings and sealants in industrial biotechology applications
  Research Group: Water and Environmental Engineering
  Dr S Heaven
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Prof Sonia Heaven & Dr Yue Zhang (WEEG). Project description. Industrial and environmental biotechnology is a rapidly developing field that covers both well-established sectors such as anaerobic digestion and wastewater treatment, and innovative processes needed to underpin an emerging circular bioeconomy.
  Biologically inspired underwater soft robotics
  Research Group: Fluid-Structure Interactions
  Dr G Weymouth
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Gabriel Weymouth & Blair Thornton (Maritime Engineering). Project description. Animals glide effortlessly through amazing underwater acrobatics, while our best underwater vehicles fight against the water during the simplest accelerations and manoeuvres.
  CMEES-WEEG-574: Urban light pollution: understanding impacts on aquatic environments
  Dr A Vowles, Dr P Kemp
Application Deadline: 20 August 2020

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The world has undergone wide-scale urbanisation in recent decades. From 1950-2018 the number of people living in cities grew from 30% to 55%, and this value is projected to increase to 68% by 2050.
  Effect of Climate Conditions on Performance of Timber Structures
  Research Group: Infrastructure Division
  Dr S Afshan
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Sheida Afshan (Infrastructure). Co-supervisor Adrian Campbell (industry supervisor). Project description. Description.
  Experiments of rain droplet penetration of porous media using laser diagnostics
  Research Group: Bioengineering
  Prof T. Roose
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Tiina Roose. Co-supervisor Bharath Ganapatrhrisubramani. Project description. Soil is one of the most complex self assembling organo-mineral composites in the world.
  Exploring highly aerated flows in civil engineering hydraulics
  Research Group: Water and Environmental Engineering
  Dr G Muller
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Gerald Muller & Sergio Maldonado (WEEG). Project description. Hydropower is a major contributor to the world wide resource of renewable energy.
  GFRPs in Concrete: Innovations Beyond FRP Bar Reinforcement
  Research Group: Infrastructure Division
  Dr M Achintha
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Mithila Achintha Paththini Marakkala (Infrastructure). Project description. Owing to the high strength properties and the excellent in-service and physical characteristics of Fibre Reinforced Polymer (FRP) materials have potential application as reinforcement in concrete structures.
  High-fidelity experimental aerodynamics for future flight and sustainable environment
  Research Group: Astronautics
  Dr B Ganapathisubramani
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Bharath Ganapathisubramani. Co-supervisor Christina Vanderwel. Project description.
  Improving Ship Safety through closing the design loop
  Research Group: Fluid-Structure Interactions
  Prof D Hudson
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Dominic Hudson, Dominic Taunton (Maritime Engineering). Project description. Despite increased training of ship’s crew there are still a significant number of accidents and incidents.
  Integrated geoscience approach to cost-effective seabed characterisation as an enabler for offshore renewables
  Research Group: Infrastructure Division
  Prof S Gourvenec
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Susan Gourvenec. Co-supervisor Justin Dix, and Tim Henstock. Project description.
  Intelligent systems for effective chest compressions during Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  Research Group: Engineering Materials
  Prof L. Jiang
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Prof. Liudi Jiang. Co-supervisor Dr. Serena Cottrell, Dr. Rachael Gregson. Project description. In the UK alone, there are over 30,000 cardiac arrests outside hospitals every year, but the survival rate remains less than 1 in 10.
  Mathematical modelling of poro-mechanics of soil
  Research Group: Bioengineering
  Prof T. Roose
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Tiina Roose. Co-supervisor William Powrie. Project description. Soil is one of the most complex and important self-assembling organo-mineral composites in the world.
  Modelling soil dewatering and recharge for cost-effective and climate resilient infrastructure
  Research Group: Bioengineering
  Prof T. Roose
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Tiina Roose. Co-supervisor William Powrie. Project description. Soil is one of the most complex and important self-assembling organo-mineral composites in the world.
  Offshore Ocean Farming
  Research Group: Fluid-Structure Interactions
  Dr N Townsend
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Nicholas Townsend (Maritime Engineering). Project description. Offshore ocean farms have huge potential however, all previous attempts at offshore ocean farming have been unsuccessful.
  Reliable wind turbines for high efficiency renewable energy
  Research Group: nCATS
  Dr L. Wang
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Professor Ling Wang. Project description. Wind turbines as one of the major renewable energy sources are growing rapidly globaly, however their reliability has become a major issue for their future sustainable development.
  Resource recovery from municipal wastewater with forward osmosis membrane based process
  Dr Y Liu
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Yongqiang Liu (WEEG). Project description. In modern society, municipal wastewater needs to be purified to remove organic carbon pollutants and nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorus before discharge into natural water bodies to protect environment and human health.
  Responsive mooring systems for floating renewable energy facilities
  Research Group: Infrastructure Division
  Prof S Gourvenec
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Susan Gourvenec. Co-supervisor Adam Sobey and Gabe Weymouth. Project background. As renewable energy structures move into deeper water, the now established fixed foundation concepts must be replaced by anchoring systems.
  Shared in situ and remote intelligence for machines in extreme environments
  Research Group: Fluid-Structure Interactions
  Dr B Thornton
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Blair Thornton (Maritime Engineering) & Jon Hare (ECS). Project description. What? Investigate how to make machines smarter and more flexible when surveying extreme environments such as the ocean.
  Subsea RANGERS: Subsea ROV/AUV-based Nextgen Geotechnical suRveyS
  Research Group: Infrastructure Division
  Prof S Gourvenec
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Susan Gourvenec. Co-supervisor David White. Project background.
  Sustainable future yacht and small craft structures
  Research Group: Fluid-Structure Interactions
  Dr J Blake
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. James Blake & Jeanne Blanchard (Maritime Engineering). Project description. Most small sailing and motor craft are constructed from glass reinforced polymers (GRP) and the industry represents, by volume, one of the most prolific constructors of worldwide glass composites.
  Towards Enhancing the Design Life of Concrete Structures with Stainless Steel Reinforcement
  Dr S Afshan
Application Deadline: 10 May 2020

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An opportunity has arisen for a PhD Research student to work on an exciting project ‘Towards enhancing the design life of concrete structures with stainless steel reinforcement’ in the Infrastructure Research Group at the Civil, Maritime and Environmental Engineering Department in Southampton University.
  Towards Enhancing the Design Life of Concrete Structures with Stainless Steel Reinforcement
  Dr S Afshan
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Sheida Afshan (Infrastructure). Project description. The aim of the project is to solve the problem of deterioration of concrete structures currently facing the Civil and Structural Engineering community with introduction of the use of stainless steel reinforcement.
  Transport and fate of microplastics from rivers to the ocean
  Research Group: Water and Environmental Engineering
  Dr G A M de Almeida
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Gustavo de Almeida & Sergio Maldonado (WEEG). Project description. Since the 1950’s the world has witnessed the dramatic increase in production and widespread consumption of plastics.
  Understanding bedforms and their effect on the flow
  Research Group: Water and Environmental Engineering
  Dr S Maldonado-Villanueva
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Sergio Maldonado (WEEG). Project description. Sand ripples and dunes are ubiquitous features found in the beds of rivers and coastal waters.
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