Civil & Environmental Engineering postgraduate research opportunities

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Advanced BioMaterials for Construction and Civil Engineering


Opens:6 September 2017

This PhD will explore how bacterially generated materials can be modified by incorporation of polymers and nanoparticles to enhance their mechanical properties. In this way, bacterially generated materials could be modified for specific tasks, such as earthquake and weather resistance.

Fee status

Home (Scottish), EU, Rest of UK, International, The Channels Islands and Isle of Man

Subject

Mechanical and aerospace engineering, Civil and environmental engineering, Chemistry, Pharmacy and biomedical sciences

Mode of Study

Full Time

Funding

bio-deterioration of concrete and conservation of architectural heritage


Opens:18 October 2017

Bio-deterioration of concrete strongly affects much of our built heritage and is particularly notable in wet territories like the UK or South East Asia. How to effectively solve bio-deterioration of concrete sculptures and buildings is an environmental, societal and scientific challenge.

Fee status

Home (Scottish), EU, Rest of UK, The Channels Islands and Isle of Man

Subject

Civil and environmental engineering, Chemistry

Mode of Study

Full Time

Funding

Development and modelling of innovative devices for the seismic protection of non-structural components in buildings


Deadline:1 March 2019 Opens:25 July 2018

The aim of the project is to investigate innovative techniques for protecting non-structural components from earthquakes while enhancing the seismic performance of buildings. In particular, the effectiveness of specially shaped rubber joints in the construction of masonry infill walls.

Fee status

Home (Scottish), EU, Rest of UK, The Channels Islands and Isle of Man

Subject

Civil and environmental engineering

Mode of Study

Full Time

Funding

Home fee, Stipend

The hydraulic control of the rhizosphere on rainfall-induced fast-moving shallow landslides


Deadline:1 January 2019 Opens:20 September 2018

Project aims at i) investigating quantitatively the role of the rhizosphere in controlling slope hydrology and, hence, slope instability and ii) propose and demonstrate a remedial measure for the Rest and Be Thankful slopes based on the use of vegetation to ‘engineer’ the rhizosphere

Fee status

Home (Scottish), EU, Rest of UK

Subject

Civil and environmental engineering

Mode of Study

Full Time

Funding

Home fee, Stipend

A pioneering investigation into the particle-scale origin of strength and stiffness of clayey geomaterials


Deadline:1 January 2019 Opens:20 September 2018

In the proposed project new experimental avenues for monitoring and material manipulation at the small scale will be explored to enable monitoring the evolving response of fine-grained materials across the scales.

Fee status

Home (Scottish), EU, Rest of UK

Subject

Civil and environmental engineering

Mode of Study

Full Time

Funding

Home fee, Stipend