Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

EngD Studentship in Water Engineering - Anaerobic Digestion of Sewage Sludge

An Engineering Doctorate (EngD) studentship with a focus on Water Engineering is available in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Imperial College London starting in October 2017. The studentship is funded through the STREAM Industrial Doctorate Centre for the UK Water Sector (

This unique 4-year studentship allows doctoral-level research to be conducted while working directly with an industrial partner in the water sector. The programme will also allow the participant to receive postgraduate-level technical and transferable skills training at five leading UK universities in the water research field.

The studentship is for 19,600 per year for the first two years and 20,600 per year for the third and fourth years. Applicants must have 'settled status' in the UK (i.e. they must be ordinarily resident in the UK and free from any restriction on the period for which they may stay in the UK) and have been ordinarily resident in the UK for the past 3 years. Imperial College requires candidates entering a postgraduate research degree programme to hold a relevant undergraduate degree with a good 2(i) classification or higher and also a Masters Level qualification.

The EngD research project will focus on 'Improvement, validation and implementation of predictive models on full scale anaerobic digestion assets' and is supervised by Professor Stephen Smith ( with Thames Water and other UK water utilities as industrial partners.

To be considered for the studentship, please submit a CV and a cover letter highlighting your relevant background and experience to Sarah Willis ( Selected candidates will be invited for interview in late May.

The deadline for applications is Friday 28 April 2017.

posted: 30 March 2017     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.