PhD

Environment and Sustainability

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Foreign:$ 17 k / Year(s)  
191 place StudyQA ranking:3556 Duration:36 months

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The Institute for Sustainability, Energy and Environmental Management is a multidisciplinary research group made up of two integrated research units: the Geoenvironmental Research Centre, and the Hydroenvironmental Research Centre. The aims of the Institute are to pursue internationally distinguished research, to study problems with a multidisciplinary vision and to provide a high quality learning environment. The Institute offers an environment which provides high quality research opportunities, leadership, training and supervision for research students.

Research Areas:
* Numerical and laboratory modelling of hydrodynamic processes in aquatic basins
* Water quality and contaminant processes in estuarine, coastal and riverine basins
* Development of hydroinformatics tools for flood forecasting and `predict and protect´ strategies for compliance with EU directives
* High level nuclear waste disposal repositories
* Thermo/hydro/mechanical behaviour of unsaturated soil
* Energy losses from buildings to the ground
* Risk assessment and risk management
* Contaminated land, land regeneration and remediation
* Risk and hazard assessment, mitigation and impact within the energy sector
* Process optimisation in solid waste management
* Liquid effluent characterisation and treatment processes
* Health and environmental effects of ultra fine particulates and gases
* Strategic planning and management

Requirements

Suitable For:
Graduates in civil or environmental engineering, mechanical engineering or in earth sciences.

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