Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering

Wave, WEIR

Contact us

Director: Dr Jun Zang
Tel: +44 (0) 1225 384315

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Research Unit for Water, Environment and Infrastructure Resilience (WEIR)

Our unit focuses on broad issues of water research related to the field of civil engineering. The challenges of climate change, and water and energy shortage are the key drivers for our research.

Our aims

  • to inform and improve the adaptability and resilience of built infrastructure
  • to help improve water security
  • to speed up the progression of obtaining renewable energy from the sea and water

Our research areas

We welcome graduate students to join us. Please check our engineering & design PhD studentships for the latest opportunities.

Dr Jun Zang Director
Dr Chris Blenkinsopp Academic staff
Dr Kevin Briggs Academic staff
Dr Lee Bryant Academic staff
Dr Thomas Kjeldsen Academic staff
Dr Danielle Wain Academic staff
Dr Loizos Pelecanos Academic staff
Dr Feng Gao Research staff (ex member)
Dr Liang Sun Research staff (ex member)
Event Date Details
13th UK Young Coastal Scientists and Engineers Conference (YCSEC) 11 to 12 April 2017 The conference is aimed at early career scientists and engineers concerned with any aspect of physical coastal science or engineering.
Physical Processes in Natural Waters Workshop 11 to 15 July 2016 This year's PPNW workshop focuses on innovative measurements of turbulence and biogeochemical fluxes in lakes and other stratified waters.
PRIMaRE conference 5 to 6 July 2016 An annual conference to exchange latest research and development in marine renewable energy. Accepting abstracts until 11 April; submit yours now at