Optimising the treatment process and physical design of a low-tech, high-performance biofiltration system

Optimising the treatment process and physical design of a low-tech, high-performance biofiltration system

Supervisor: Dr Stephanie Connelly (Stephanie.Connelly@glasgow.ac.uk); Professor William Sloan (William.Sloan@glasgow.ac.uk)

Description: This PhD will use simple mathematical modelling to develop, calibrate and implement a design tool for optimisating the  biological, physical and chemical processes in low-cost biofilters for provision of  drinking water for rural communities.  The student will work in a team with three other PhD students and a Post Doctoral Researacher: two microbiologists,  an anatlytical chemist and an engineer.

The position, based at the University of Glasgow, offers a unique and exciting opportunity to work at the forefront of environmental engineering along-side industry partners, Scottish Water, gaining experience in both academic and professional environments.  We are seeking exceptional candidates to join an internationally leading research group to deliver real-world solutions through evidenced based research.  Applications from highly motivated candidates from chemical, civil or mechanical engineers or from numerical science are welcomed. Candidates will ideally hold a masters level qualification and a good undergraduate degree.  

Funding notes: Funding, for EU and UK students only is available for 3.5 years includes a stipend (£14, 296 per annum) and fees (£4,121 per annum) at RCUK levels from October 2017. 

How to Apply: For further details and full applications (curriculum vitae, cover letter stating PhD of interest and contact details of two referees) by Friday 1st December to Dr Stephanie Connelly (Stephanie.Connelly@glasgow.ac.uk).

Deadline: 1 December 2017