WELCOME TO THE WISE CDT
Awarded “Good” – the highest possible assessment – in EPSRC’s 2017 Mid-Term Review
Up to 20 four-year fully funded PhD studentships per year
Taught Programme in Exeter for Year 1
Research project in Years 2-4 in an internationally-renowned water research centre
Annual residential summer-school, research seminars and social events
Transferable Skills Training
RESEARCH VISIT TO UNIVERSITY OF PORTO: VIVIEN MAERTENS
Bath Cohort 5 student Vivien Maertens’ research visit destination was Porto in Portugal, where she was hosted by Prof Paulo Rosa Santos and Prof Tiago Ferradosa in the University of Porto’s Faculty of Engineering. Vivien’s PhD is on ‘Optimisation of Deep-Water Offshore Wind Systems’ with a special focus on internal waves (which can occur off the coast […]
PhD Success: Daisy Harley-Nyang
Congratulations to Daisy Harley-Nyang (Cohort 5, Exeter) for successfully defending her thesis on 22nd January 2024. Daisy’s PhD thesis is entitled “A Study of Microplastics in Wastewater, Sludge and Biosolids”. Well done, Daisy!
Water Conservation Trust Dissertation Prize 2023: Dr Jessica Penny
Congratulations to Dr Jessica Penny (Cohort 4, Exeter), who was nominated by the Centre for Water Systems for the 2023 Water Conservation Trust Dissertation Prize. The Water Conservation Trust is The Worshipful Company of Water Conservators’ charity. The Trust undertakes valuable work supporting access to water and environmental education, which includes providing student bursaries and prizes. […]
PhD Success: Dan Power
Congratulations to Dan Power (Cohort 5, Bristol) for successfully defending his thesis on 12th December 2023. Dan’s PhD thesis is entitled “Investigating opportunities for global scale soil moisture studies using Cosmic-Ray Neutron Sensors”. Well done, Dan!
IWA Water Development Congress & Exhibition, Rwanda, 10-14 December 2023
The 2023 International Water Association’s (‘IWA’) Water and Development Congress & Exhibition is taking place from 10th-14th December 2023 in Kigali, Rwanda. The theme is “Water, sanitation, and climate resilience – keys to a water-wise future” and is the seventh in IWA’s Congress series focusing on water and development issues. This event aims to present solutions […]
PhD Success: Nicolas Hanousek
Congratulations to Nicolas Hanousek (Cohort 5, Cardiff) for successfully defending his thesis on 8th December 2023. Nick’s PhD thesis is entitled “Numerical Modelling of Tidal Energy Devices and Structures as part of Net Zero”. Well done, Nick!
WISE CDT provides a unique opportunity for students to participate in shaping their own research topic. This, coupled with the wide range of skills they will acquire by completing all that the postgraduate school offers, makes them very attractive prospective recruits for the Water industry.
WISE CDT exemplifies our aim to build a highly skilled workforce with industry partners through doctoral training.
Wessex Water is seeing the emergence of skills and knowledge gaps in common with other companies in the water sector…. The WISE CDT helps address these gaps by providing leading interdisciplinary training across the subject areas of water engineering and informatics which are vital for the future of this industry and highly pertinent to our company.
It’s immensely satisfying that WISE students continue to support the economic, environmental and social strategies of business with their cutting edge bespoke research