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.
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).