PhD SUCCESS: CHARLES WEST

Congratulations to Charles West (Cohort 3, Bristol) for successfully defending his thesis on 21st October 2021.  Charlie’s PhD is entitled “Investigating Groundwater Recharge And Dynamics At Continental Scales Using Comparative Hydrology”.  Well done, Charlie!

PhD SUCCESS: GIOVANNI D MUSOLINO

Congratulations to Giovanni D Musolino (Cohort 3, Cardiff) for successfully defending his thesis on 28th June 2021.  Giovanni has been researching “Flood Modelling and Hazard Assessment for Extreme Events in Riverine Basins”.  Well done, Giovanni!

PhD Success: Lina Stein

Congratulations to Lina Stein (Cohort 3, Bristol) for successfully defending her thesis on 28th May 2021.  Lina’s PhD is entitled “Using hydrological process knowledge to assess flood generation and changes on a global scale”.  Well done, Lina!

PhD Success: Sebastian Gnann

Congratulations to Sebastian Gnann (Cohort 3, Bristol) for successfully defending his thesis on 14th April 2021.  Sebastian’s PhD is entitled “Baseflow generation at the catchment scale – An investigation using comparative hydrology”.  Well done, Sebastian!

PhD Success: Elli Mitrou

Congratulations to Elli Mitrou (Cohort 1, Cardiff) for successfully defending her thesis on 1st April 2021.  Elli’s PhD is entitled “Large-eddy simulations of multi-phase plumes in crossflow and stratified flow”.  Well done, Elli!

PhD Success: Dolores Gonzalez Olias

Congratulations to Dolores Gonzalez Olias (Cohort 3, Bath) for successfully defending her thesis on 2nd March 2021.  Lola’s PhD is entitled “Self-powered biosensors for water quality monitoring: sensor development and signal treatment”.  Well done, Lola!

PhD SUCCESS: ALEX STUBBS

Congratulations to Alex Stubbs (Cohort 2, Cardiff) for successfully defending his thesis on 23rd February 2021.  Alex’s PhD is entitled “Large Eddy Simulation of Flow Above Gravel Riverbeds”.  Well done, Alex!

PHD SUCCESS: STEPHEN CLEE

Congratulations to Stephen Clee (Cohort 2, Cardiff) for successfully defending his thesis on 28th January 2021.  Stephen’s PhD is entitled “3D Hydrodynamic and Morphodynamic Modelling of Offshore Sandbanks”.  Well done, Stephen!

PhD SUCCESS: EIRINI NIKOLOUDI

Congratulations to Eirini Nikoloudi (Cohort 3, Exeter) for successfully defending her thesis on 11th January 2021.  Eirini’s PhD is entitled “Event Management and Event Response Planning for Smart Water Networks”.  Well done, Eirini!

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PhD SUCCESS: ARTHUR HAJAALI

Congratulations to Arthur Hajaali (Cohort 2, Cardiff) for successfully defending his thesis on 7th January 2021.  Arthur’s PhD is entitled “Flow separation behaviour within different diffusers using Large Eddy Simulation”.  Well done, Arthur!

PhD SUCCESS: ANNA LO JACOMO

Congratulations to Anna Lo Jacomo (Cohort 2, Bristol) for successfully defending her thesis on 17th December 2020.  Anna’s PhD is entitled “Multi-hazard exposure of cities and implications for urban infrastructure”.  Well done, Anna!

PhD Success: Cain Moylan

Congratulations to Cain Moylan (Cohort 2, Bristol) for successfully defending his thesis on 9th December 2020.  Cain’s PhD is entitled “Sensitivity, uncertainty and refinement in a global flood model”.  Well done, Cain!

PhD Success: Rosanna Lane

Congratulations to Rosanna Lane (Cohort 2, Bristol) for successfully defending her thesis on “National-scale hydrological modelling of high flows across Great Britain”.  Well done, Rosie!

PhD Success: Stamatis Batelis

Congratulations to Stamatis Batelis (Cohort 2, Bristol) for successfully defending his thesis on “The impact of groundwater representation in land surface models under current and future scenarios in the UK”.  Well done, Stamatis!

PhD Success: Paul Bayle

Congratulations to Paul Bayle (Cohort 2, Bath) for successfully defending his thesis subject to minor corrections. Paul’s thesis is entitled ‘Coastal protection and nearshore evolution under sea level rise’.  Well done Paul!

PhD Success: Olivia Bailey

Congratulations to Olivia Bailey (Cohort 2, Bath) for undergoing our first virtual viva and successfully defending her thesis subject to minor corrections. Olivia’s thesis is entitled ‘Sewer Systems of the Future’. Well done Olivia!

PhD Success: Olivia Milton-Thompson

Congratulations to Olivia Milton-Thompson (Cohort 2, Exeter) for successfully defending her thesis subject to minor corrections.  Olivia’s thesis is entitled ‘Developing a risk assessment model using fuzzy logic to assess groundwater contamination from unconventional gas development in the UK’.  Well done, Olivia!

PhD Success: Olivia Cooke

Congratulations to Olivia Cooke (Cohort 1, Bath) for successfully defending her thesis subject to minor corrections.  Olivia’s thesis is entitled ‘Assessment and mitigation of stormwater runoff in an informal settlement’.  Well done, Olivia!

PHD SUCCESS: IOANNA STAMATAKI

Congratulations to Ioanna Stamataki (Cohort 1, Bath) for successfully defending her thesis subject to minor corrections.  Ioanna’s thesis is entitled ‘Experimental and numerical investigation of flash floods and their interaction with urban settlements’. Well done, Ioanna!

PHD SUCCESS: LUDOVICA BELTRAME

Congratulations to Ludovica Beltrame (Cohort 1, Bristol) for successfully defending her thesis subject to minor corrections. Ludo’s thesis is entitled ‘Simulating the risk of liver fluke infection in the UK through mechanistic hydro-epidemiological modelling’. Well done Ludo!

PHD SUCCESS: MARIA XENOCHRISTOU

Congratulations to Maria Xenochristou (Cohort 2, Exeter) for successfully defending her thesis subject to minor corrections.  Maria’s thesis is entitled ‘Water Demand Forecasting Using Machine Learning on Weather and Smart Metering Data’.  Her work was supported by Dr Chris Hutton from Wessex Water.  Well done Maria!

PHD SUCCESS: NEJC COZ

Congratulations to Nejc Coz (Cohort 1, Cardiff) for successfully defending his thesis subject to minor corrections.  Nejc’s thesis is entitled ‘Numerical and experimental modelling of tidal range structures with focus on conservation of momentum through hydraulic structures’.  Well done Nejc!

PhD Success: Jonathan King

Congratulations to Jonathan King (Cohort 1, Cardiff) for successfully defending his thesis subject to minor corrections.  Jonathan’s thesis is entitled ‘Investigation and prediction of pollution in coastal and estuarine waters, using experimental and numerical methods’.  Well done Jonathan!

PhD Success: Wouter Knoben

Congratulations to Wouter Knoben (Cohort 1, Bristol) for successfully defending his thesis subject to minor corrections. Wouter’s thesis is entitled ‘Investigating conceptual model structure uncertainty: Progress in large-sample comparative hydrology’.  Well done Wouter!

PhD Success: Laurence Hawker

Congratulations to Laurence Hawker (Cohort 1, Bristol) for successfully defending his thesis subject to corrections.  Laurence’s thesis is entitled ‘Regional Flood Models and Digital Elevation Model (DEM) Uncertainty’.  Well done Laurence!

PhD Success: Barney Dobson

Congratulations to Barney Dobson (Cohort 1, Bristol) for successfully defending his PhD thesis with no corrections.  Barney’s thesis is entitled ‘Uncertainty in Modelling and Optimising Operations of Reservoir Systems’.  Well done Barney!

PHD SUCCESS: MARIANO MARINARI

Congratulations to Mariano Marinari (Cohort 1, Bath) for successfully defending his PhD thesis subject to minor corrections.  Mariano’s thesis is entitled ‘Quantification and valorisation of agricultural bioresource residues in England’.  Well done Mariano!

WISE CDT FIRST PHD SUCCESSES: JAMES WEBBER & JOSH MYRANS

We are proud and delighted to announce our first PhD successes.  James Webber and Josh Myrans (both Cohort 1, Exeter) have successfully defended their theses, subject to minor corrections.  James’ thesis is entitled “Reliable and Resilient Surface Water Management through Rapid Scenario Screening”.  Josh’s thesis is entitled “Automated analysis of sewer CCTV surveys”.  Well done James and Josh!