For UK society to take full advantage of leading-edge technologies we need to develop hydroinformaticians, scientists and engineers capable of working at the interface of traditionally separate informatics, science and engineering disciplines to manage effectively the information and water cycles.
The Universities of Exeter, Bath, Bristol and Cardiff invite applications for 4-year fully-funded PhD studentships as part of its EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Water Informatics: Science and Engineering (WISE). This new centre-of-excellence acts as a hub of international and industrial collaborations, training scientists and engineers with the relevant skills, knowledge and professional attributes to across industry and academia.
All four universities have strong links with internationally competitive research groups, most of which are from within the subject areas of water informatics, science and engineering. The WISE CDT will link with other traditionally separate disciplines relevant to sustainable water management, ranging from statistics to social sciences, geography, psychology and economics. The WISE CDT partners also work closely with a huge range of local, national and global companies in both the public and private sectors. Students who wish to undertake an optional Industrial or overseas placement are offered the chance to spend 3 months working with industrial or overseas academic supervisors to engage in industry-relevant research or to work with academics from world-leading institutions.