Category Archive: Current Research

Jun 17

Artistic impression of a port-city of the future

  CDT SIS PhD researcher and amateur artist Toby Roberts won the People’s Choice award at the Doctoral College Festival of Research Awards on 10th June 2021. The Research Awards and Director’s Awards are part of the Festival of Doctoral Research which recognises and celebrates exceptional achievements and contributions of the University’s postgraduate researchers. Creative Representations of Research Competition challenged postgraduate researchers …

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Jun 11

Festival of Doctoral Research Awards 2021

The Festival of Doctoral Research went online this year. In the two-day conference-style event on the 9th and 10th June considering the unique challenges that have faced PGRs this year, celebrating PGRs’ achievements in the face of these, and reflecting upon what PGRs’ experiences during the pandemic mean for their future and that of doctoral research.  ​​​​​​​ …

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Mar 19

CASE STUDY: HIGH-PERFORMANCE NUMERICAL MODELS FOR LARGE SCALE FLOOD INUNDATION PROBLEMS

Alireza Shamkhalchian devoted his PhD on the computational simulation of (in particular high-scale) flood inundation problems, where the simulations are a powerful tool for the risk mapping of floods as a central part of decision-making in the field of environmental management. The motivation of his research can be described as follows. Over the past decades …

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Mar 11

CASE STUDY – PREPARATION AND CHARACTERISATION OF A RECHARGEABLE CONDUCTIVE POLYMER-ALUMINIUM BATTERY IN IONIC LIQUIDS

Theresa Schoetz focused her PhD on a new concept of a non-aqueous rechargeable energy storage technology based on aluminium and a conductive polymer as the active electrode materials in a chloroaluminate ionic liquid. The principle is outlined on the left Figure. The motivation of the project was the study of an energy storage technology which …

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Mar 09

CASE STUDY: IMPROVE SCOUR RISK ASSESSMENTS AT BRIDGE PIERS BY ESTIMATING EFFECTS AND HYDRODYNAMIC ACTIONS FROM ACCUMULATIONS OF WOODY DEBRIS

Diego Panici conducted his PhD through the CDT-SIS at the University of Southampton focusing on the accumulations of woody debris at bridge piers. Woody debris can exert structural forces on bridge piers, block a substantial portion of the channel causing increased flood risk, and can exacerbate scour at the pier foundation that can result in …

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Mar 09

CASE STUDY: DEVELOPING A LOW-COST FISH PASSAGE SOLUTION TO MITIGATE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF WEIRS

  Daniella Montali-Ashworth commenced her CDT-SIS studentship project by adapting a theoretical concept related to fluid dynamics interactions with aquatic plants to better understand fluid mechanics associated with a cylindrical cluster of bristles. From the desk, she moved into the laboratory to test her assumptions, before moving into a highly interdisciplinary realm to explore how …

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Mar 09

CASE STUDY: A CARBON FOOTPRINT ANALYSIS OF RAILWAY SLEEPERS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM

CDT SIS Student Georgios Rempelos, supervisor Prof John Preston, Transportation Group. One area which has proven particularly controversial is the question of which sleeper material minimises whole-life greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, as wood tends to be viewed as being a less carbon-intensive material than concrete. In terms of both environmental and economic performance, it is …

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Feb 13

Current perspectives on acidogenic fermentation to produce volatile fatty acids from waste

“Acidogenic fermentation is a clean treatment for biodegradable waste and provides an alternative to petroleum refineries, but researchers need to address some challenges: a better understanding on fermentation parameters, product recovery and process integration” Maria Ramos-Suarez, Yue Zhang & Victoria Outram Reviews in Environmental Science and Bio/Technology (2021) https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11157-021-09566-0  Published: 13 February 2021 Abstract Volatile fatty acids (VFAs) are key …

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