PhD Studentship, University of Glasgow

Towards a rational design for Sustainable urban Drainage Systems (SuDS)

An exciting and interdisciplinary PhD studentship is available under the Lord Kelvin / Adam Smith Scholarship Scheme at the University of Glasgow (Departments of Civil Engineering, Chemistry and Geographical and Earth Sciences).

This project seeks to develop filtration-based SuDS using technologies designed for low-cost water filtration systems in developing countries (i.e. roughing/gravel filtration) utilising novel configurations and materials.

This will be coupled with a detailed study of the contaminant removal mechanisms in order to better characterise and enhance treatment efficiencies.

This multi-disciplinary research will provide understanding at a fundamental level that will allow us to design natural filter drains suited to water resource sustainability in both developed and developing countries.

Eligibility:

  • The successful candidate will have a good MSc or undergraduate degree in a relevant engineering or physical science discipline (e.g. Civil/Environmental Eng./Science, Geography, Chemistry, Biology).
  • The ability to work in the laboratory/field and capacity to learn computational modelling is essential (previous experience in either of these areas is desirable).
  • The ideal candidate should be an enthusiastic and self-motivated person with good organisational and interpersonal skills to work and contribute to a dynamic and interdisciplinary research environment as well as liaise with industrial partners/stakeholders.

    Award:

    The PhD studentship will provide a stipend at the rate of £13,290 per annum (likely to be reviewed annually to take into account part of the inflationary rise in maintenance costs).

    The studentship will also cover tuition fees (including overseas students).

    Application:

  • Covering letter stating the motivation for undertaking this project.
  • Curriculum Vitae.
  • Contact details of two referees.
    For more details and application, visit: PhD Studentship, University of Glasgow
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