On completion of your PhD you will:
1) be an expert in natural flood management a key growth area for science sector with demand from consultants, practitioners and policy makers in the UK and beyond;
2) have developed tools to quantify the impact of leaky barriers that are expected to prompt considerable interest and demand;
3) have developed technical expertise in: a) designing, performing and analysing scaled analogue experiments (specifically flume experiments); b) Computational Fluid Dynamics modelling (as a user); c) reduced complexity hydraulic modelling.
Specialist training for flume experiments will cover design, construction, data collection and analysis for scaled analogue experiments.
The numerical modelling component will make use of existing approaches, and the student will receive training in how to set these experiments up, run them, and process/interpret the data.
The supervisory team has the necessary expertise to train the student in these specialist skills, all supported by a dedicated team of technicians in Newcastle. In addition to receiving regular supervisory meetings and support at Newcastle and Durham, the student will also be enrolled in a graduate training programme at Newcastle University and through IAPETUS-specific training, gaining a range of transferable skills relevant to completion of the PhD and developing a career path, including writing research proposals and giving oral presentations. S/he will attend national and international conferences (e.g. American Geophysical Union, San Francisco / European Geosciences Union, Vienna) as well as networking events and outreach activities, developing an important network for feedback and future employment. The student will attend and contribute to the programme of regular departmental seminars and paper reading groups on a wide range of topics, to support the development of a well-rounded scientist.