Applications are invited for a PhD studentship at the University of Bath (UK) starting October 2016 for a project investigating turbulence in vegetated flows. The aims of this work are to directly measure turbulence and dispersion in vegetated floodplains through combined turbulent eddy correlation and tracer studies to better understand vertical and lateral transport processes and corresponding benthic oxygen fluxes in such systems.
The project will involve extensive fieldwork, lab work, and data analysis using Matlab. Furthermore there will be an element of numerical modelling in the project using a generic computational fluid dynamics code. This will involve the integrated modelling of the hydrodynamic and dispersion processes and related parameters, to improve modelling accuracy. Applicants should have a degree in engineering or physics, although candidates with a degree in an environment-related science and demonstrated quantitative skills will also be considered. Preferred qualifications include Matlab skills, fieldwork experience, and strong English communication abilities. Applicants for a studentship must have obtained, or be about to obtain, a 2.1 degree or higher, although some exceptions may apply.
The Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering at Bath is ranked No. 2 in the UK. The university is located in southwest England in idyllic Bath, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its ancient roman baths, gothic abbey, and Georgian architecture.
The final deadline is 29 January 2016, but interested students should contact Dr. Danielle Wain at [email protected]
by 15 January 2016 to discuss the application.
Funding is for full time study only and lasts three years. It provides UK/EU tuition fees, and an annual stipend of approximately £14,000/year for living expenses. Applicants must be classed as UK/EU for tuition fee purposes. Applicants who are classed as International for tuition fee purposes are not eligible for funding.