The University of Sheffield
Department of Civil and Structural Engineering

Research Degree Topics 2020-21

The department's academic staff are organised into research groups which reflect their specific areas of research activity. Within Civil and Structural Engineering there are four overarching research areas: Structures, Ground, Water and Environmental.

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Research - Structure


Research - Ground


Research - Water


Research - Environmental
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*Please note that you are welcome to discuss alternative research topics with project supervisors, all projects subject to funding unless stated otherwise.

Research Degree Topics in Environmental Engineering

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1 Developing Efficient Model Surrogates For Water Resources And Subsurface Contaminant Management Dr Domenico Bau
2 Geomechanical Inverse Modelling And Uncertainty Quantification Dr Domenico Bau
3 Understanding And Quantifying The Risk Associated With Subsurface Fluid Injection Dr Domenico Bau
4 Managing Biofilms And Disinfection Residuals To Protecting Drinking Water Safety Prof Joby Boxall
5 The Insidious Impact Of Transients On Leakage Dr Richard Collins
6 Determining The Impact Of Developing A 24/7 Supply Of Drinking Water On Assets, Communities And The Environment In Nepal? Dr Richard Collins
7 Model Predictive Control Of Naturally Ventilated Atria. Dr Abigail Hathway
8 The Future Of Hydraulic Water Network Design To Manage Discolouration Risk Dr Stewart Husband
9 Multi-agent-based Solution Of 2d Water Flows On Gpus: A Versatile Platform For Interactive And Multi-perspective Flood Risk Research Dr Georges Kesserwani
10 Automated Concrete Casting Prof Kypros Pilakoutas
11 Particle-fluid Interaction For Pile Jetting Installations Dr Paul Shepley
12 State Estimation For Monitoring Structures During Extreme Loading And Environmental Conditions Dr Danny Smyl
13 Beyond Drainage: The Impact Of Suds On Urban Microclimates Dr Virginia Stovin
14 Understanding How The Deterioration Of Cast Iron Pipes Evolves Into Leakage Prof Luca Susmel
15 Effects Of Microplastics On Interactions Between Soil Biota, Soil Structure And Crop Performance In Sewage Sludge-amended Soils Prof Steve Thornton
16 Modelling The Thermomechanical Behaviour Of Concrete Subjected To High Temperatures Dr Giacomo Torelli
17 A Multi-hazard Modelling Approach For Disaster Risk Management Dr Lu Zhuo
18 The Development Of An Advanced Dynamic Risk Assessment Tool Based On Agent-based Modelling Dr Lu Zhuo
19 The Assessment Of Extreme Urban Flooding Risks On Traffic Network Using Digital Twin Technology Dr Lu Zhuo