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  A more sustainable wastewater treatment technology: aerobic granular sludge
  Research Group: Water and Environmental Engineering
  Dr Y Liu
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Dr Yongqiang Liu. Co-supervisor Prof Sonia Heaven. Project description. Municipal wastewater treatment is moving from energy-intensive conventional activated sludge to more advanced technology for sustainability.
  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.
  Design, build and test of a fully-composite tank for cryogenic fluids
  Research Group: Fluid-Structure Interactions
  Prof D Hudson
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Dominic Hudson. Project description. Many of the future low-Carbon fuels being considered for shipping involve liquids stored at cryogenic temperature, such as Ammonia or Hydrogen.
  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.
  Experimental Aerodynamics and Environmental Flows
  Research Group: Aerodynamics and Flight Mechanics
  Dr C Vanderwel
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Dr Christina Vanderwel. Project description. There are two openings for PhD students to work on “Simulating urban air pollution in the lab”.
  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.
  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.
  Machine Learning for Stress and Fatigue Detection in Ship Crews
  Research Group: Fluid-Structure Interactions
  Prof D Hudson
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Dominic Hudson, Dominic Taunton, Sarvapali Ramchurn. Project description. It is often reported that 80% of maritime accidents are due to human error, with a large proportion of these attributed to a failure to follow procedures.
  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.
  Monitoring chemical dynamics in soil and water with advanced microfluidic sensors
  Research Group: Mechatronics Engineering
  Dr X. Niu
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Dr. Xize Niu. Co-supervisor Dr. Adrian Nightingale and Prof. Tiina Roose. Project description. Excess nitrogen and phosphorous leaching from agricultural and horticultural lands into waterways is a long-standing challenge for agricultural sustainability and environmental protection.
  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.
  Reducing shipping emissions through accurate assessment of energy efficient technologies using statistical analysis of operational data
  Research Group: Fluid-Structure Interactions
  Prof D Hudson
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Prof. Dominic Hudson, Dr. Adam Sobey, Prof. Sujit Sahu, (Mathematical Sciences). Project description. Global shipping is responsible for 3.1% of CO2 emissions (IMO, 3rd Greenhouse Gas report, 2014), yet is outside of UNFCCC commitments to reduce emissions.
  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.
  Standardized Numerical Models and Damage Fragilities for Semi-Rigid Steel Connections
  Research Group: Infrastructure Division
  Dr A Elkady
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Project description. Driven by recent advances in numerical modelling and computational capabilities, the performance-based design (PBD) approach has become increasingly popular among engineers to design and retrofit new and existing buildings.
  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: 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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