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Multi-hazard risk analyses of compound extremes under uncertain climate future

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 “Multi-hazard risk analyses of compound extremes under uncertain climate future led by Dr Yurui Fan 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

This project will propose innovative approaches to derive reliable climate projections and further characterize multi-hazard risks for compound extremes under climate change. The proposed approaches will be applied to different regions such as UK, North America, Africa and so on. The obtained results will reveal changes of compound extreme risks under different climate change scenarios.

Please contact Dr Yurui Fan at yurui.fan@brunel.ac.uk to find out more.

Eligibility

You will have or will receive an undergraduate degree classified at 1st class or 2:1 (honours) in an engineering discipline. 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

Experience of climate change studies plus an understanding of data analytics and statistics, especially the use of R/Matlab/Python 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)


Yurui Fan - Produced over 70 peer-reviewed journal papers in water and environmental systems analysis. Lead/participated in research projects supported by industrial, governmental, and international organizations (e.g. Royal Society, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Canada Foundation for Innovation, Environment and Climate Change Canada, Saskatchewan Ministry of the Environment, Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change, Stantec, SaskEnergy, SaskPower, TransGas) Produced high-quality peer-reviewed journal papers published on Water Resources Research, Journal of Hydrology, Advances in Water Resources, IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy System, Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, and Environmental Modelling & Software Areas of research interests include hydrological and flooding prediction, flooding risk assessment, and climate change and adaptation.