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Miss Samira Safari

Miss Samira Safari


Samira completed her BSc (Hons) degree in Civil Engineering and her postgraduate diploma in Process and Information System Engineering from the University of Surrey, in 2011 and 2013, respectively. For her final undergraduate project, she worked on structural and sustainable materials. The project provided her with greater knowledge in this area which only increased her aspirations towards this field of research, leading her to complete an MPhil degree in Civil Engineering, working with cement-less materials at Brunel University London in 2016. Her passion about keeping life sustainable and encouraged her to merge her knowledge from her bachelor and MPhil towards Civil and Environmental Engineering. She is currently a doctoral researcher and as part of her research, she is developing a new process to remove phosphorus from secondary effluents. The process can be applied to both new and existing wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs). The method will be characterised by simplicity and cost-effectiveness. Phosphorus will be recovered directly from wastewater in a form that is ready for further applications.

She won the 3MT (3 Minutes Thesis) competition within the college of Engineering at Brunel University London (February 2019). She has also pioneered to organise and launch the first civil and environmental engineering research conference at Brunel University London (May 2019).


  • Best Poster presenter award | Vice-Chancellor’s Prize Graduate School Brunel University London (July/2017)
  • Best  presentation award | Brunel University London (May/2019)
  • Awarded scholarship for ‘Life beyond the PhD’ | Brunel University London (August/2019)
  • Student Led award, Doctoral Researcher representative of the Year | Student Union of Brunel University London (May/2020)