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NERC-funded PhD studentships:  Departments of Chemical Engineering and Civil & Environmental Engineering, Engineering Imperial College London

NERC-funded PhD studentships: Departments of Chemical Engineering and Civil & Environmental Engineering, Engineering Imperial College London

The Science and Solutions for a Changing Planet (SSCP) Doctoral Training Partnership integrates six host partners and a number of business and policy sector partners, to offer an exciting programme that trains and inspires the next generation of environmental experts and leaders to tackle some of the toughest challenges of our time. The SSCP is funded by the Natural Environmental Research Council and based at Imperial College London. Projects for an October 2020 start are listed below. For a full list of these and other projects, with links to detailed descriptions, information on eligibility and instructions on how to apply, go to:

For project-related queries and to apply, contact individual supervisors. For general enquiries about the SSCP DTP, contact Christiane Morgan, Doctoral Training Coordinator ([email protected]).

Closing date for applications 6th January 2020.

List of supervisors and projects in Chemical Engineering in 2020

Dr Roberto Rinaldi – From waste to raw material: Chemical recycling of plastic waste

Professor Christos N. Markides – Sustainable Zero-Carbon Solar Heating, Cooling and Power in Urban and Off-Grid Environments

Dr Qilei Song – Advanced Membranes for Carbon Capture and Clean Water

Professor Jason Hallett – High performance sustainable resins from lignin

List of supervisors and projects in Civil and Environmental Engineering in 2020

Professor Catherine O'Sullivan – Impact of soil erodibility on resilience of UK flood protection infrastructure

Dr Athanasios Paschalis – Modelling global wetland dynamics under a changing climate

Dr Emilio Martínez Pañeda – New rock mechanics models for excavation, mining and geohazards

Dr Ali Mashayek – Anthropogenic heat uptake by the oceans

Dr Ioannis Karmpadakis – Climate Change Adaptation: Role of Natural Ecosystems

Dr Rupert J. Myers – Metabolism and ultimate fate of persistent synthetic organic chemicals in the economy and environment

Professor Adrian Butler – Continuous simulation of groundwater supply yields: development and evaluation of numerical, statistical and machine learning methods

Dr Ana Mijic – Data and model-based analysis of the risk of groundwater flooding to urban wastewater infrastructure

Dr John Craske – Design optimisation and data assimilation for desalination outfalls

Dr Marc Stettler – Aviation and Climate Change: Climate Impact of Contrails and Aviation-Induced Cirrus

Dr Rupert J Myers – Observing urban metabolism through crowd-sourced stocks and flows data

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