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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).

Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering

Composite Beaches – Can we protect our coastlines by mimicking nature

DTP Research Theme: Dynamic Earth, Changing Planet
Lead Supervisor: Dr Chris Blenkinsopp, University of Bath, Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering
Co-Supervisor: Dr Claire Earlie, Cardiff University, School of Earth and Ocean Sciences Co-Supervisor: Dr Adam Young, Scripps Institute of Oceanography, University of California San Diego
Project Enquiries: c.blenkinsopp@bath.ac.uk

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Risk of flooding to infrastructure systems from extreme events

DTP Research Theme: Changing Planet
Lead Supervisor: Dr Thomas Kjeldsen, University of Bath, Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering
Co-Supervisor: Dr Kirstin Strokorb, Cardiff University, School of Mathematics
Project Enquiries: trk23@bath.ac.uk

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Department of Biology & Biochemistry

The spread of antimicrobial resistance across complex ecological landscapes

DTP Research Theme: Living World
Lead Supervisor: Prof Edward Feil, University of Bath, Milner Centre for Evolution
Co-Supervisor: Dr Katy Turner, University of Bristol, Bristol Veterinary School
Co-Supervisor: Dr Aimee Murray, University of Exeter Medical School, European Centre for Environment and Human Health
Project Enquiries: e.feil@bath.ac.uk

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The molecular basis and evolution of host manipulation by nematomorph parasites

DTP Research Theme: Living World
Collaborative Partner: Wellcome Sanger Institute TBC
Lead Supervisor: Dr Vicky Hunt, University of Bath, Milner Centre for Evolution
Co-Supervisor: Dr Eileen Harris, Natural History Museum, Department of Life Sciences
Project Enquiries: v.l.hunt@bath.ac.uk

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Genomic basis of the evolution of longevity and ageing in tetrapods

DTP Research Theme: Living World
Lead Supervisor: Dr Araxi Urrutia, University of Bath, Milner Centre for Evolution
Co-Supervisor: Dr Pablo Orozco-terWengel, Cardiff University, School of Biosciences
Co-Supervisor: Prof Tamas Szekely, University of Bath, Milner Centre for Evolution
Co-Supervisor: Dr Dalia Conde, Max Planck Odense Center, Denmark
Project Enquiries: a.urrutia@bath.ac.uk

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Pangenome evolution in 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, University of Exeter, Centre for Ecology and Conservation
Co-Supervisor: Prof Sam Sheppard, University of Bath, Milner Centre for Evolution
Co-Supervisor: Prof Christopher Thompson, University College London, Department for Genetics, Evolution and Environment
Project Enquiries: j.b.wolf@bath.ac.uk

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Department of Chemical Engineering

CO2 transformation to liquid fuels by electrocatalysts based on olive stone derived carbon

DTP Research Theme: Changing Planet
Lead Supervisor: Dr Antonio Exposito, University of Bath, Department of Chemical Engineering
Co-Supervisor: Dr Mi Tian, University of Exeter, College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences
Co-Supervisor: Dr Alfred Hill, University of Bath, Department of Chemical Engineering
Project Enquiries: ajes22@bath.ac.uk

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Department of Chemistry

Machine Learning, Synthesis and Transport Mechanisms: A Holistic Approach to Aquatic Toxicity Prediction

DTP Research Theme: Changing Planet
Lead Supervisor: Dr Matthew Grayson, University of Bath, Department of Chemistry
Co-Supervisor: Prof Varinder Aggarwal, University of Bristol, School of Chemistry
Co-Supervisor: Dr Lee Bryant, University of Bath, Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering
Project Enquiries: M.N.Grayson@bath.ac.uk

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Water Harvesting Membranes for Precision Agriculture

DTP Research Theme: Changing Planet
CASE Partner: PV3Technologies, Launceston
Collaborative Partner: Spin-Up Science, Bristol
Lead Supervisor: Prof Frank Marken, University of Bath, Department of Chemistry
Co-Supervisor: Prof Akbar Javadi, University of Exeter, Geothermal Engineering
Co-Supervisor: Dr Nick Van Dijk, PV3Technologies, Catalysis Research
Project Enquiries: f.marken@bath.ac.uk

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Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Characterisation of ionospheric irregularities

DTP Research Theme: Dynamic Earth
Lead Supervisor: Dr Biagio Forte, University of Bath, Electronic & Electrical Engineering
Co-Supervisor: Dr Ivan Astin, University of Bath, Electronic & Electrical Engineering
Co-Supervisor: Dr Andrew Kavanagh, British Antarctic Survey
Project Enquiries: b.forte@bath.ac.uk or i.astin@bath.ac.uk

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Detecting Ionising Radiation from Lightning Flashes on the Ground and in Space

DTP Research Theme: Changing Planet
Collaborative Partner: The Met Office
Lead Supervisor: Dr Martin Fullekrug, University of Bath, Centre for Space, Atmospheric and Oceanic Science, Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering
Co-Supervisor: Dr Karen Aplin, University of Bristol, Faculty of Engineering
Co-Supervisor: Prof Manu Haddad, Cardiff University, School of Engineering
Project Enquiries: M.Fullekrug@bath.ac.uk

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Waves and Winds at the Edge of Space

DTP Research Theme: Changing Planet
Lead Supervisor: Dr Corwin Wright, University of Bath, Centre for Space, Atmospheric and Oceanic Science, Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering
Co-Supervisor: Dr Tracy Moffat-Griffin, British Antartic Survey, Atmosphere, Ice and Climate Team
Project Enquiries: c.wright@bath.ac.uk

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Department of Mechanical Engineering

Energy Harvesting for Water Monitoring

DTP Research Theme: Changing Planet
CASE Partner: EMD Electro-Mechanical Developments Ltd TBC
Lead Supervisor: Prof Chris Bowen, University of Bath, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Co-Supervisor: Prof Meiling Zhu, University of Exeter, College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences
Project Enquiries: c.r.bowen@bath.ac.uk

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Department of Psychology

Developing sustainable options for reducing the concentration of pharmaceuticals entering the environment

DTP Research Theme: Living World
CASE Partner: Wessex Water
Collaborative Partner: Natural England TBC
Lead Supervisor: Prof Julie Barnett, University of Bath, Department of Psychology
Co-Supervisor: Prof Barbara Kasprzyk-Hordern, University of Bath, Department of Chemistry
Co-Supervisor: Ruth Barden, Wessex Water
Co-Supervisor: Dr Rebecca Lovell, University of Exeter, College of Medicine & Health
Project Enquiries: j.c.barnett@bath.ac.uk or b.kasprzyk-hordern@bath.ac.uk

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