The STREAM Industrial Doctoral Centre (IDC) is funded through the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). Its ambitions are to deliver the next generation of research leaders for the water sector through a programme of leading edge research and advanced skills training. The STREAM programme is delivered by five collaborating universities, coordinated by Cranfield University and including Imperial College London and the universities of Exeter, Newcastle and Sheffield. It allows talented researchers to develop their skills and careers by studying for a PhD or EngD award. Enhanced stipends of £19k rising to £20k available for EngD students.
Our project sponsors are organisations that are committed to the support of long-term, high-quality research as a way of generating the knowledge and technologies needed to deliver sustainable water services and management.
Potential applicants for four year EngD or three year PhD positions should be able to demonstrate: enthusiasm; resourcefulness; a mature approach to learning; creativity; a sound understanding of one or more branches of science or engineering; and possess a first or upper second class honours degree.
The STREAM programme comprises three elements:
The STREAM programme offers:
|EngD / PhD||Host University||Primary Industrial Sponsor||Project title||Contact|
|EngD||Cranfield||S'Invetec LLC||Microbial FOG degradation||Dr Raffaella Villa|
|EngD||Exeter||Northumbrian Water||Rooting Out Resilience: developing and embedding metrics within the water industry||Prof David Butler|
|EngD||Imperial||Thames Water||Improvement, validation and implementation of predictive models on full scale anaerobic digestion assets||Sarah Willis|
|EngD||Newcastle||United Utilities||Understanding and communicating impacts of water resource infrastructure removal||Position recruited|
|EngD||Newcastle||Northumbrian Water||Advancing the use of flow cytometry (FCM) in the water sector||Position recruited|
|EngD||Sheffield||Scottish Water||Understanding drinking water quality through enhanced analytics||Dr Vanessa Speight|
|PhD||Newcastle||Hydro International||Performance monitoring and full-scale cost of manufactured SUDS components to manage urban runoff||Mrs Justine Easten|
Technologies Ltd (DFT)
|Microwave sensing of turbulent flow processes for intelligent drainage monitoring and management||Dr Andrew Nichols or Dr Anton Krynkin|