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!

Eirini was supervised by Professors Zoran Kapelan and Fayyaz Memon.  Her PhD work developed new methodology for dealing with pipe bursts, equipment failures and other similar events in a water distribution system in near real-time.  Dr Michele Romano at United Utilities acted as an industrial co-supervisor and supported the project substantially through a number of different means.

Zoran commented: “Eirini’s research work resulted in 3 journal papers plus a number of conference and other publications. She should be especially commended for submitting her thesis on time despite the challenges posed by the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.”