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Hydraulic Performance of Natural Flood Management Measures

Applications are invited for our EPSRC funded Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) PhD studentships that will support six (6) research projects starting 1 October 2022. One of these projects is “Hydraulic Performance of Natural Flood Management Measures led by Dr Pedro Martin-Moreta in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

Successful applicants will receive an annual stipend of £18,062 including outer London allowance plus payment of their full-time tuition fees for a period of 42 months (3.5 years).

You should be eligible for home (UK) tuition fees but there is a limited number of studentships (no more than two) available to overseas applicants, including EU nationals, who meet the entry criteria.

The Project

Natural Flood Management (NFM) aims to improve traditional flood risk management methods by using natural processes. The PhD researcher will conduct experiments in hydraulic flume facilities at Brunel University London and field measurements in partnership with a Local Flood Authority and Non-Profit Organization. Numerical modelling will be conducted in collaboration with HR Wallingford. This research will increase understanding of the performance of NFM solutions and will provide practical recommendations for NFM design.

Please contact Dr Pedro Martin-Moreta at Pedro.martin-moreta@brunel.ac.uk to find out more about the project.

Eligibility

You will have or will receive an undergraduate degree classified at 1st class or 2:1 (honours) in environmental or civil engineering. A postgraduate masters degree may be an advantage. Where appropriate, applicants must have English language proficiency to an overall score of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Skills and Experience

Knowledge in hydraulics and previous laboratory or field experience would be an advantage. You should be a highly motivated individual and possess a strong sense of curiosity. The ability to study independently, think critically and collaborate with others is essential.

How to apply

Email the documents below as a single PDF file to cedps-studentships@brunel.ac.uk by 16:00 on Friday 3 June 2022. Please state the name of the project supervisor in your email.

  • Your up-to-date CV;
  • Your 300-word personal statement setting out why you are suitable for this position;
  • Your Undergraduate/Postgraduate Masters degree certificate(s) and transcript(s);
  • Your English Language qualification of IELTS 6.5 overall or equivalent, if applicable;
  • Two references, one of which can be provided by a member of Brunel University academic staff.

Interviews will take place in June 2022.

 

Meet the Supervisor(s)


Pedro Martin-Moreta - Pedro (CEng, PhD, MEng) is a Lecturer in Flood and Coastal Engineering in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Brunel University London. He has 15 years of experience in flood risk, flood modelling and river engineering, both as a consultant and researcher. His principal research interests are flood hydraulics, flood defences and numerical modelling in rivers.