Mikkel Bue Lykkegaard

ProjectSample-adaptive inversion and uncertainty quantification for groundwater flow and pollution modelling

Supervisors: Dr David Moxey and Dr Timothy Dodwell


Mikkel will undertake his WISE PhD project at the University of Exeter having recently graduated from the University of Aberdeen with an MSc in Environmental Science. Prior to this he completed a BEng in Arctic Technology at the Technical University of Denmark. His dissertation was entitled ‘Analysis and modelling of Particles on Process Water from Tunnel Operations’, and was concerned with fine-grained particle transport in steady-state flow.

Work Experience

During and after his undergraduate degree, Mikkel spent time working as a Construction Technician at Iceland Construction Ltd on the construction of five hydropower plants in Norway. His role was mainly concerned with health, safety and quality control in the earthworks division of the company.

Mikkel has also worked as a Substitute Teacher, Bartender, Yoga-Teacher and Kindergarten Assistant in Denmark prior to starting his academic studies.

Research Interests

  • Environmental hydrology and hydroinformatics
  • Machine learning and data science
  • Groundwater flow modelling
  • Waste water processing and reactor kinetics
  • Environmental fate of pollutants.