Career Level Staff
The Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment (CEBE) is making major investments in growing the quality and volume of research across its two constituent Schools (Schools of Engineering and the Built Environment, and Computing and Digital Technology) through investments in academic staff and researchers, doctoral students and new labs, workshops and equipment.
The Water, Environment and Communities Research Centre is located in the Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment (CEBE) and based at our City Centre Campus. The Centre undertakes applied research on a range of contemporary themes relating to water and the environment reflecting the diversity and interdisciplinary nature of issues concerning the development of resilient communities. The Centre undertakes a portfolio of applied interdisciplinary research, knowledge exchange, education, community engagement and advice for decision makers and policy makers at all levels. The Centre’s work embraces and integrates local, national and international perspectives on water, focusing on environmental challenges towards sustaining resilient communities.
We have a range of PhD studentships now available across the range of disciplines represented in the centre. There are a range of funding opportunities available with some studentships including full scholarships while others having partial or self-funding options. Some of these projects also include support from our collaborating organisations.
How to apply
The closing date for applications is 23.59 on Wednesday 14th May 2019.
To apply, please complete the project proposal form and then complete the online application where you will be required to upload your proposal in place of a personal statement.
You can find further details on studying for a PhD and details of how to apply here
Project title: Design Planning and Modelling of Urban Area in Mitigating the Risk of Flood and Drought with the Application of CFD.
The successful candidate will be supported by an interdisciplinary research team, consisting of Dr. Andy Lim, [email protected], Prof Wenyan Wu, [email protected] and Prof David Proverbs, [email protected] For further information please contact the Director of Studies, Dr. Andy Lim, [email protected]
The rapid development of urban area and climate change are becoming a major concern in threatening the increased intensity and frequency of flooding and drought. Such act will be exacerbating more impacts to businesses and residents especially on the affected areas. There is a need of improving the catchment area and connectivity of the water transport system in mitigating the issue of surface water flood that could channel to a storage for later use during drought season. With the advancement of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), this proposed research project is motivated to incorporate the numerical techniques of CFD in the design and planning process of mitigating the issue of flooding and drought. The study covers the analysis of surface water flooding and improvement of water transport system during the occurrence of flood in the urban area with the potential of integrating artificial waterway as an alternative solution to drought. At such, this research project will brings great relevance within the West Midland regions especially in the urban areas that are known to be at high risk from flooding and drought.
Project title: Effective Communications for Resilient Water Communities