University of Bath

NERC GW4+ DTP Projects

Find out more about the PhD projects available via the GW4+ Doctoral Training Partnership, funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC).

Faculty of Engineering & Design

Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Waves and Warmings

DTP Research Theme: Changing Planet
Lead Institution: University of Bath
Lead Supervisor: Dr Corwin Wright, University of Bath, Department of Electronic Engineering
Co-Supervisor: Daniel Mitchell, University of Bristol, School of Geographical Sciences
Project Enquiries: c.wright@bath.ac.uk
Project keywords: Atmospheric Physics, Climatology & Climate Change, Meteorology

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Dynamics of the Antarctic Stratosphere & Mesosphere

DTP Research Theme: Changing Planet
Lead Supervisor: Professor Nick Mitchell, University of Bath, Centre for Space, Atmospheric & Oceanic Science, Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering
Co-Supervisor: Dr Tracy Moffat-Griffin, Deputy Science Leader, Ice & Climate, British Antarctic Survey

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Department of Mechanical Engineering

Self-powered sensing of water quality for remote locations

DTP Research Theme: Changing Planet
Lead Institution: University of Bath
CASE Partner: EMD Electro-Mechanical Developments Ltd.
Lead Supervisor: Prof. Chris Bowen, University of Bath, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Co-Supervisor: Dr. Mirella Di Lorenzo, University of Bath, Department of Chemical Engineering
Co-Supervisor: Prof. Meiling Zhu, University of Exeter, College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences

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Faculty of Science

Department of Biology & Biochemistry

Evolution and genomics of mortality and senescence in tetrapods

DTP Research Theme: Living World
Lead Institution: University of Bath
CASE Partner: Species 360
Lead Supervisor: Dr Araxi Urrutia, University of Bath, Milner Centre for Evolution
Co-Supervisor: Dr Pablo Orozco-TerWengel, Cardiff University, School of Bioscience
Co-Supervisor: Prof. Tamas Szekely, University of Bath, Milner Centre for Evolution

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Sexual selection, mating systems and speciation: testing a novel hypothesis using genomic data

DTP Research Theme: Living World
Lead Institution: University of Bath
CASE Partner: BGI (Beijing Genomics Institute)
Lead Supervisor: Prof Tamas Szekely, Milner Centre for Evolution, University of Bath
Co-Supervisor: Prof Michael Bruford, Cardiff School of Biosciences, Cardiff University
Co-Supervisor: Dr Araxi Urrutia, Milner Centre for Evolution, University of Bath
Co-Supervisor: Prof Guojie Zhang, Beijing Genomics Institute, China

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Evolutionary and ecological factors shaping genome composition of a social microbe

DTP Research Theme: Living World
Lead Supervisor: Prof Jason Wolf, University of Bath, Milner Centre for Evolution
Co-Supervisor: Dr Alex Hayward, Biosciences, University of Exeter, Penryn Campus
Co-Supervisor: Prof Sam Sheppard, University of Bath, Milner Centre for Evolution

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Improving genomewide association study strategies for application environmental bacteria

DTP Research Theme: Living World
Lead Institution: University of Bath
Lead Supervisor: Dr Lauren A. Cowley, University of Bath, Milner Centre for Evolution
Co-Supervisor: Prof. Samuel K. Sheppard, University of Bath, Milner Centre for Evolution
Co-Supervisor: Prof. Ed Feil, University of Bath, Milner Centre for Evolution
Co-Supervisor: Dr Ruth C. Massey, University of Bristol, School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine

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How have gene family duplications shaped the disparity and diversity of mammal clades?

DTP Research Theme: Living World
Lead Institution: University of Bath
Lead Supervisor: Prof Matthew Wills, Milner Centre for Evolution, University of Bath
Co-Supervisor: Dr Araxi Urrutia, University of Bath, Milner Centre for Evolution
Co-Supervisor: Professor Martin Genner, University of Bristol, School of Biological Sciences

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Department of Chemistry

Development of diagnostic tools to measure indicators of disease and antimicrobial resistance via urban water profiling

DTP Research Theme: Changing Planet
Lead Institution: University of Bath
CASE Partner: Stellenbosch University
Lead Supervisor: Prof Barbara Kasprzyk-Hordern, Department of Chemistry, University of Bath
Co-Supervisor: Prof Gideon Wolfaardt, Microbiology Department, Stellenbosch University

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Department of Mathematical Sciences

Changing the scale of Numerical Weather Prediction

DTP Research Theme(s): Changing Planet
Lead Institution: University of Bath
Collaborative Partner: Met Office
Lead Supervisor: Prof Chris Budd OBE, University of Bath, Mathematics
Co-Supervisor: Prof John Thuburn, University of Exeter, Mathematics
Co-Supervisor: Dr Tom Melvin, Met Office, Dynamics Group
Project Enquiries: mascjb@bath.ac.uk
Project keywords: Mathematics, Meteorology

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Host-parasite coevolution in ecological communities

DTP Research Theme(s): Living World
Lead Institution: University of Bath
Lead Supervisor: Dr Ben Ashby, University of Bath, Department of Mathematical Sciences
Co-Supervisor: Prof. Angus Buckling, University of Exeter, Environment and Sustainability Institute
Project Enquiries: b.n.ashby@bath.ac.uk
Project keywords: Applied Mathematics, Evolution, Microbiology

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