EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Water Infrastructure and Resilience (WIRe)
Are you looking for an exciting and rewarding PhD opportunity?
60 PhD Students to be funded over the next five years for UK and eligible EU students.
Globally, one in four cities is facing water stress, and the projected demand for water in 2050 is set to increase by 55%. Placing an inspirational student experience at the centre of our delivery model, the Water Infrastructure and Resilience Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) will nurture a new generation of research leaders to provide the multi-disciplinary, disruptive thinking to enhance the resilience of new and existing water infrastructure.
The CDT is run by three world leading water research groups at internationally leading universities:
|Project title||Host University||Enquire|
|Soil as a core infrastructure to achieve catchment resilience||Cranfield University||Closed for applications|
|Minimising whole life carbon emissions in a multi-site utility||Newcastle University||Post filled|
|The Future of Wastewater Based Epidemiology (joint project with The University of Sheffield)||Newcastle University||Post filled|
|The potential to minimise Nitrogenous Disinfection By Products and their Toxicological Importance||Cranfield University||Closed for applications|
|Recovery from sewage sludge by optimised pyrolysis process control||Cranfield University||Closed for applications|
|Forecasting raw/catchment water quality to inform water abstraction and reduce treatment costs of potable water||University of Sheffield||Post filled|
|Achieving biologically stable / low AOC water in the UK||University of Sheffield||Closed for applications|
|Securing drinking water supplies: the role of organic matter on water treatability||Cranfield University||Closed for applications|
|Applied biotechnology to enhance resilience of wastewater treatment plants||Cranfield University||Closed for applications|
|Ammonia to energy: A key decarbonisation strategy for the water sector||Cranfield University||Post filled|
|WIRe CDT PhD Studentship: Modelling Groundwater Resilience under Extreme Drought||Newcastle University||Post filled|
|Performance assessment and whole-life costing of STW grit removal processes||University of Sheffield||Further information and apply now|
|Effects of microplastics on interactions between soil biota, soil structure and crop performance in sewage sludge-amended soils||University of Sheffield||Closed for applications|
|Controlling water chemistry to improve drinking water quality and minimising disinfection by-products||Cranfield University||Closed for applications|
You will have the opportunity to develop solutions that consider the complexity of water infrastructure through whole systems thinking and carry out research and training using large scale experimental facilities and observatories. Supported by more than twenty industry and end-user partners, you will:
- Work on PhD projects that have been co-created with industry and end-user partners
- Carry out an industrial placement and an overseas placement
- Undertake a bespoke training programme with your cohort peer group to obtain the technical and professional skills required to lead research in water resilience.
- Hands on training and research using large scale experimental facilities
- Receive a stipend of £19,000 per year (with Fees paid) for eligible students (UK and EU)
Applicants should have a minimum equivalent to a UK upper second class degree (2.1) and preferably an MSc in a relevant subject.
We are an inclusive and diverse doctoral centre and welcome applications from all highly motivated individuals, regardless of background, identity or disability.
The studentships are open to UK and international students (including EU countries) however due to funding rules, no more than 30% of the projects in this cohort can be allocated to international students.
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