Directory of expertise

Contact details for members of the Water Centre with details of their role and expertise.

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Name

Title/ Expertise

Contact

Mohamad Abdel-Aal

PhD Student, Civil and Structural Engineering

Modelling, underground heat recovery, urban water cycle

mohamadabdelaal@gmail.com

Christian Akpan                       

PhD Student, Chemical and Biological Engineering

Wastewater

c.akpan@sheffield.ac.uk

Fatima Ajia

PhD Researcher, Department of Urban Studies and Planning

Water governance in relation to public involvement in water resource management, and the adaptation to climate change and urbanisation. 

View 'The Adaptive Scientist' blog.

fajia1@Sheffield.ac.uk
Manar Al-Safar

PhD Student, Civil and Structural Engineering

Flow hydrodynamics

cip11msa@sheffield.ac.uk

Matthew Badger

PhD Student, IDC STREAM Studentship, Civil and Structural Engineering

Sustainable drainage, surface water management, sewer systems

idp11mb@sheffield.ac.uk

Contact Dr James Shucksmith

Professor Stephen Beck

Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Flow measurement, heat transfer, leak detection, pipeline failures

s.beck@sheffield.ac.uk

+44 114 222 7730

Professor Catherine Biggs

Professor, Chemical and Biological Engineering

Environmental engineering, urban water environment, bio-engineering

c.biggs@sheffield.ac.uk

+44 114 222 7510

Dr Kamaljit Birdi

Senior Lecturer in Occupational Psychology, Management School

Understanding, and enhancing, factors influencing creativity and innovation in organisations.

K.Birdi@sheffield.ac.uk

+44 114 222 3288

Dr John Blanksby

Senior Research Fellow, Civil and Structural Engineering

Modelling and management of urban drainage systesm (sewage treatment plant inlet works & surface management measures including water quantity and quality.)

j.blanksby@sheffield.ac.uk

+44 114 222 5750

Professor Joby Boxall Professor of Water Infrastructure Engineering, EPSRC Challenging Engineer, Department of Civil and Structural Engineering

j.b.boxall@sheffield.ac.uk

+44 114 222 5760

Dr Andrew Brint

Lecturer in Operations Management, Management School

Operational Research and statistical modelling of Asset Mangement

A.Brint@sheffield.ac.uk

+44 114 222 3470

Joe Butterfield

PhD Student, IDC STREAM Studentship, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Fundamentals of leak detection in water distribution systems

jbutterfield1@sheffield.ac.uk

Contact Stephen Beck

Fiona Calder

PhD Student, Department of Civil and Structural Engineering

Hydrology, Water resources Engineering, sustainable manufacturing, river pollutants

v.camacho@sheffield.ac.uk

+44 114 222 5767

Vivian Camacho PhD Student, Department of Civil and Structural Engineering  
Dr Ross Cameron

Senior Lecturer Landscape Management, Ecology and Design

Plant stress and adaptation, plants / landscapes and climate change, plants and eco-system service delivery

r.w.cameron@sheffield.ac.uk

+44 114 222 0614

Professor Duncan Cameron

Professor of Plant and Soil Biology, Co-director P3, Animal and Plant Science

Crop water use and irrigation

d.cameron@sheffield.ac.uk

+44 114 222 0066

Daniel Caviedes-Voullième

PhD Student, Department of Civil and Structural Engineering

Hydrology, Water resources Engineering, sustainable manufacturing, river pollutants

v.camacho@sheffield.ac.uk

+44 114 222 5767

Professor Fabio Ciravegna

Professor of Language and Knowledge Technologies, Computer Science

Citizen observatories, crowdsourcing, participatory sensing, low cost sensing

f.ciravegna@shef.ac.uk

Dr Richard Collins

Lecturer in Water Engineering, Department of Civil and Structural Engineering

Water engineering, water distribution systems

r.p.collins@sheffield.ac.uk

+44 114 222 5715

Dr Stephen Connelly

Senior Lecturer, Urban Studies and Planning

Governance, public involvement, evaluation, coproduction of research, organisational change

s.connelly@sheffield.ac.uk

+44 114 222 6916

Dr Matthew Cotton

Lecturer, Urban Studies and Planning

Public participation in infrastructure planning, planning policy and evaluation of the social impacts of engineering projects.

m.cotton@sheffield.ac.uk

+44 114 2226183

Liz Court

PhD Student, Chemical and Biological Engineering

Synthetic biology, pathogens

e.court@sheffield.ac.uk

Andrew Darby

Partnerships Development Officer, Research and Innovation Services

Strategic partnership development across faculties and departments

a.k.darby@sheffield.ac.uk

+44 114 222 1453

Simon De-Ville

PhD Student, Civil and Structural Engineering

Data sharing, modelling hydrological processes, SUDS, Stormwater, green roofs

sde-ville1@sheffield.ac.uk

+44 114 222 5767

Professor Tony Dodd

Lecturer in Aerospace Systems Engineering, Automatic Control and Systems Engineering

Robotic inspection; condition monitoring; control; systems engineering

t.j.dodd@sheffield.ac.uk

+44 114 222 5636

Dr Isabel Douterelo

Research Associate, Department of Civil and Structural Engineering

Aquatic ecology, environmental microbiology, molecular microbial ecology

i.douterelo@sheffield.ac.uk

+44 114 222 5767

Dr Nigel Dunnett

Professor of Planting Design and Vegetation Technology, Department of Landscape

Water-Sensitive Design. Ecology, Biodiversity. Ecosystem Services. Vegetation design. Aesthetics. Vegetation Technology.

n.dunnett@sheffield.ac.uk

+44 114 222 0611

Dr Stephen Ebbens

EPSRC Career Acceleration Fellow, Chemical and Biological Engineering

Nanoswimming devices

s.ebbens@sheffield.ac.uk

+44 114 222 7589

Dr Kathryn Ellis

Postgraduate Researcher, Department of Civil and Structural Engineering

Bacteriological failures in distribution systems 

k.e.ellis@sheffield.ac.uk

+44 114 222 5750

Dr Andrew Ferguson

Research Development Manager, Chemical and Biological Engineering

Water Treatment

andrew.ferguson@sheffield.ac.uk

Katherine Fish

Research Associate, Civil and Structural Engineering

Drinking water distribution systems, water quality, environmental microbiology, biofilms, molecular microbial ecology

k.fish@sheffield.ac.uk

+44 114 222 5767

Mr Sam Fox

PhD Student

Modelling leakage behaviour

sam.fox@sheffield.ac.uk

+44 114 222 5416

Dr Will Furnass

Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Civil and Structural Engineering

Modelling the hydraulics and water quality of water distribution networks, machine learning, hydroinformatics, research software engineering

wrfurnass1@sheffield.ac.uk

+44 114 222 5768

Professor Mark Geoghegan

Professor of Soft Matter Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy

Polymers at surfaces and interfaces, Polymer gels and diffusion, Cell-surface interactions, Soft nanotechnology, Semiconducting polymers

mark.geoghegan@sheffield.ac.uk

+44 114 22 23544

Richard Gill

PhD Research Student, Groundwater Protection and Restoration Group

Environmental science, electrokinetic-enhanced bioremediation of contaminated soil and groundwater

richard.gill@sheffield.ac.uk

+44 114 222 5784

Dr Jim Gilmour

Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

Microalgae growth and physiology

D.J.Gilmour@Sheffield.ac.uk

+44 114 222 4412

Mahshid Golzar

PhD Student, Department of Civil and Structural Engineering

CFD pond model, stormwater

mgolzar1@sheffield.ac.uk

Dr Michael Griffiths

Grid and High Performance Computing Specialist, Corporate Information and Computing Services

Grid and High Performance Computing

m.griffiths@sheffield.ac.uk

+44 114 222 1126

Dilshad Haleem

PhD Student, Civil and Structural Engineering

Water resources engineering, hydraulic modelling

dajhaleem1@sheffield.ac.uk

Professor Edward Hanna

Professor of Climate Change, Geography

Climate change, glaciers

e.hanna@sheffield.ac.uk

+44 114 222 7965

Professor John Henneberry

Professor of Property Development Studies, Urban Studies and Planning

Financial modelling of engineering interventions in the wider built environment

j.henneberry@sheffield.ac.uk

+44 114 222 6911

Professor Mike Holcombe

Senior Director, ACRC

Software

m.holcombe@acrc.com

+44 114 222 1811

Lindsay Hopcroft

Senior Clerical Officer, Pennine Water Group

Pennine Water Group supporting Professor Boxall and Professor Tait

l.hopcroft@sheffield.ac.uk

+44 114 222 5761

Professor Kirill Horoshenkov

Professor of Acoustics, Mechanical Engineering

Measuring the behaviour of the free surface of open channel flows, developing novel acoustic methods for measurement of the conditions of underground assets

k.horoshenkov@sheffield.ac.uk

+44 114 222 7855

Aimie Hope Compensatory green beliefs

aimie.hope@sheffield.ac.uk

Dr Maria Huete-Ortega Postdoctoral Research Associate, Chemical and Biological Engineering

mhueteortega@sheffield.ac.uk

Dr Stewart Husband

Research Associate, Civil and Structural Engineering

Erosion and discoloration of water distribution systems

s.husband@sheffield.ac.uk

+44 114 222 5416

Lucy Irons

PhD Student, IDC STREAM Studentship, Civil and Structural Engineering

Water distribution systems

lmirons1@sheffield.ac.uk

Contact Prof Joby Boxall

Dr Henriette Jensen

Lecturer, Chemical and Biological Engineering

In-sewer processes and concrete corrosion, microbiology in urban water systems, synthetic biology, odour problems, environmental engineering

h.s.jensen@sheffield.ac.uk

+44 114 222 8254

Dr Noel Johnson

Research Associate, Management School

Social capital and resilience in organisational networks

n.johnson@sheffield.ac.uk

+44 114 222 3304

Dr Bryn Jones

Lecturer, Automatic Control and Systems Engineering

Thermoelectric energy harvesting

b.l.jones@sheffield.ac.uk

+44 114 222 5613

Dr Christopher Jones

Social and Environmental Psychologist, Psychology

Environmental psychology, public acceptance of new technology and understanding energy use behaviour

c.r.jones@shef.ac.uk

+44 114 222 6592

Sally Jones

PhD Student, Civil and Structural Engineering

Particle mobilisation due to transients

sljones1@sheffield.ac.uk

+44 114 222 5416

Professor Jian Kang

Professor of Acoustics, School of Architecture

Environmental and Building Acoustics

J.Kang@sheffield.ac.uk

+44 114 222 0325

Dr Gabriella Kakonyi

Researcher Staff, Groundwater Protection and Restoration Group

Environmental engineering, analytical chemistry, permeable reactive barrier technologies, ferrous-oxide filters, inorganic pollution, ether oxygenate degradation, effect of dental polymers on the environment

g.kakonyi@sheffield.ac.uk

+44 114 222 5734 /5725

Dr Esther Karunakaran

Lecturer, Chemical and Biological Engineering

Microbiology, molecular biology, biofilms

e.karunakaran@sheffield.ac.uk

+44 114 222 7599

Dr Georges Kesserwani

Lecturer in Computational Hydraulics, Civil and Structural Engineering

Numerical modelling of flood risk and responses, relevant to interaction with urbans systems, social behaviour, etc

g.kesserwani@sheffield.ac.uk

+44 114 222 5746

Dr Chris Keylock

Prize Senior Lecturer, Civil and Structural Engineering

Statistical prediction under conditions of nonstationarity (flooding under climate change) and more fundamental work on understanding the flow of turbulent, Newtonian fluids such as water

c.keylock@sheffield.ac.uk

+44 114 222 5705

Professor Lenny Koh

Director of Centre for Energy, Environment and Sustainability (CEES) Director of Logistics and Supply Chain Management (LSCM) Research Centre, Management School

Supply chain, resource efficiency, energy, environment, sustainability, LCA, decision support, modelling

S.C.L.Koh@sheffield.ac.uk

+44 114 222 3395

Professor Eckart Lange

Professor of Landscape, Department of Landscape

Visualises impacts of large infrastructure and energy projects. His research in Augmented Reality has been featured in the New Scientist.

e.lange@sheffield.ac.uk

+44 114 222 0600

Professor Jonathan R Leake

Reader in Plant-Soil interactions, Animal and Plant Science

Soil structure contributing to soil water water-holding capacity and the role of organisms in this. Urban ecosystem services, wastewater nutrient recycling to farmland

j.r.leake@sheffield.ac.uk

+44 114 222 0055

Ruth Levene

Artist in Residence, Faculty of Engineering

Creative

b.levene@sheffield.ac.uk

Dr Ben Lowe

Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Management School

Environmental valuation (including water), water footprinting, water use in food production

benjamin.lowe@sheffield.ac.uk

+44 114 222 3269

Ally Lu

Teaching Associate and International Student Experience Officer, Urban Studies and Planning

Research into sustainable planning and design in the urban water environment, with a particular interest in urban landscape history and conservation

ally.lu@sheffield.ac.uk

+44 114 222 6914

Dr Cyril Lynsdale

Lecturer in Cement and Concrete Materials and Technology, Civil and Structural Engineering

Concrete technology

c.lynsdale@sheffield.ac.uk

+44 114 222 5720

Matthew Mahoney

PhD Student, IDC STREAM Studentship, Civil and Structural Engineering

Bed filters

mfmahoney1@sheffield.ac.uk

Professor Lorraine Maltby

Professor of Environmental Biology, Animal and Plant Science

Ecotoxicology

l.maltby@sheffield.ac.uk

+44 114 222 4827

Professor Martin Mayfield

Professor of Engineering Design, Civil and Structural Engineering

Built Environment, City Systems and infrastructure interdependencies, in particular Urban Energy Systems and how they respond to stress and shock events

martin.mayfield@sheffield.ac.uk

+44 114 222 5054

Dr Martina McGuiness

Senior Lecturer in Risk Management and Strategy, Management School

Flooding, drought

m.mcguinness@sheffield.ac.uk

+44 114 222 3381

Dr Manoj Menon

Lecturer in Soil/Environmental Science, Civil and Structural Engineering

Soils-plant water relationships, Modelling water flow, nitrate dynamics in soils

m.menon@sheffield.ac.uk

+44 114 222 5752

Dr Steve Mounce  

s.r.mounce@sheffield.ac.uk

Dr Joy Mukherjee

Post-doctoral Research Assistant, Chemical and Biological Engineering

Bacterial cell characterisation, biofilm, synthetic biology

j.mukherjee@sheffield.ac.uk

+44 114 222 7599

Mano Muthusamy

Doctoral Researcher, Civil and Structural Engineering

Climate change

m.muthasamy@sheffield.ac.uk

Vi Nguyen

PhD Student, Chemical and Biological Engineering

Biofilm formation, anaerobic digestion

vi.nguyen@sheffield.ac.uk

Andrew Nichols

Lecturer, Civil and Structural Engineering

Surface dynamics, novel sensing and experimental methods

a.nichols@sheffield.ac.uk

Bobby Nisha

Teaching Associate, Department of Urban Studies and Planning

Water from urban regeneration, water-front public space design, water as a design element and social interaction, symbolism and sense of place

b.nisha@sheffield.ac.uk

+44 114 222 6934

Dr Mark Ogden

Lecturer, Chemical and Biological Engineering

Metal separations and ion exchange

m.d.ogden@sheffield.ac.uk

+44 114 222 7504

Alastair Oswals

Associate Teacher in Landscape Archaeology, Archaeology

Historic contamination; historic landscape

a.oswald@sheffield.ac.uk

+44 114 222 2925

Dr Jagroop Pandhal

Lecturer in Biological Engineering, Chemical and Biological Engineering

Metabolic engineering, environmental engineering, omics

j.pandhal@sheffield.ac.uk

+44 114 222 4914

Dr Alex Peng

Lecturer in Information Systems, Information School

Citizen engagement of smart technologies, evaluation and measurement of the impacts of engineering solutions, interventions to facilitate behaviour changes, market sizing, business model design

g.c.peng@sheffield.ac.uk

+44 114 222 2658

Frances Pick

PhD Student, IDC STREAM Studentship, Chemical and Biological Engineering

Water distribution systems

fcpick1@sheffield.ac.uk

Suzanne Pinkney

Research Associate, Chemical and Biological Engineering

Residence time distributions, particle size reduction

s.z.pinkney@sheffield.ac.uk

Paul Raven

Postgraduate Researcher, Civil and Structural Engineering

Infrastructure futures and theory, metasystem dynamics, critical strategic foresight

p.raven@sheffield.ac.uk

Professor Edward Rhodes

Chair in Physical Geography

Measurement of long term records of water supply 

Ed.Rhodes@sheffield.ac.uk

+44 114 222 7910

Dr Maria Romero-González

Lecturer, Civil and Structural Engineering

Experimental studies at molecular scale of the structure and bonding of contaminants on living surfaces in soils, sediments and water

m.e.romero-gonzalez@sheffield.ac.uk

+44 114 222 5740

Matteo Rubinato

Research Student, Civil and Structural Engineering

Risk of urban flooding and how to improve computer models for developing urban flood maps

m.rubinato@sheffield.ac.uk

+44 114 222 5767

Dr Alma Schellart

Senior Lecturer in Water Engineering, Civil and Structural Engineering

Integrated water quality modelling, urban rainfall, head recovery

a.schellart@sheffield.ac.uk

+44 114 222 5765

Paul Shaffer PhD Student

paul.shaffer@ciria.org

Dr Songdong Shao

Senior Lecturer in Water Engineering, Civil and Structural Engineering

Hydraulic engineering, modelling techniques

s.shao@sheffield.ac.uk

+44 114 222 5783

Dr Liz Sharp

Senior Lecturer, Town and Regional Planning

Water policy, public engagement, adaptation, water governance, flood risk management

l.sharp@sheffield.ac.uk

+44 114 222 6941

Dr Will Shepherd

Research Staff, Civil and Structural Engineering

Urban drainage, water quality, flooding, modelling, data analysis, rainfall, GIS, combined sewer overflows (CSO)

w.shepherd@sheffield.ac.uk

+44 114 222 5732

Dr James Shucksmith

Lecturer, Department of Civil and Structural Engineering

Water quality modelling, control systems, urban drainage, surface water environments

j.shucksmith@sheffield.ac.uk

+44 114 222 5706

Dr Fred Sonnenwald

Research Associate, Department of Civil and Structural Engineering

Solute transport modeling, retention time distributions, and computational fluid dynamics modeling

f.sonnenwald@sheffield.ac.uk

+44 114 222 5768

Dr Vanessa Speight

Research Fellow, Department of Civil and Structural Engineering

Integrated water systems; lead for development of Thought Leadership Clubs 

v.speight@sheffield.ac.uk

+44 114 222 5750

Ambuj Sriwastava

Researcher, Department of Civil and Structural Engineering

Integrated water quality modelling, climate change, asset management

a.k.sriwastava@sheffield.ac.uk

+44 114 222 5732

Dr Dagmara Starczewska

Research Associate, Department of Civil and Structural Engineering

Water engineering, pressure transients, distribution systems, water infrastructure

d.starczewska@sheffield.ac.uk

Dr Virginia Stovin

Reader, Department of Civil and Structural Engineering

Stormwater management; Green Infrastructure, sustainable urban drainage systems

v.stovin@sheffield.ac.uk

+44 114 222 5051

Ahmad Nasaie Bin Md Sukhaimi

PhD Research Student, Chemical and Biological Engineering

Nitrogen cycle, sewer networks

cpp12anm@sheffield.ac.uk

Iftekhar Sunny

PhD Research Student, Department of Civil and Structural Engineering

Hydraulics, water quality modelling, environmental engineering, discoloration management

izsunny1@sheffield.ac.uk

Charlotte Swain

Industry Liaison Manager, Faculty of Engineering

Faculty of Engineering partnership development

Charlotte.Swain@sheffield.ac.uk

+44 114 222 9728

Professor Simon Tait

Professor of Water Engineering, Department of Civil and Structural Engineering

Urban drainage networks, sediments, pollutants, rivers, sensors

s.tait@sheffield.ac.uk

+44 114 222 5771

Dr Raman Vaidyanathan

Senior Lecturer, Chemical and Biological Engineering

Low power instrumentation design in harsh environments

s.vaidyanathan@sheffield.ac.uk

+44 114 222 7526

Moran Wang

Post-graduate researcher, Chemical and Biological Engineering

Flow modelling, sewer systems, pump control

m.wang@sheffield.ac.uk

Dr Hua-Liang Wei

Lecturer, Automatic Control and Systems Engineering

Data based modelling and prediction, data based diagnosis and fault detection, causality analysis

w.hualiang@sheffield.ac.uk

+44 114 222 5198

Dr Bridgette Wessels

Reader in Digital Sociology, Department of Sociological Studies

Contributes to ways of managing water through using ICT - this could be citizen centred social media use, crowdsourcing as well as organisational use of ICT

b.wessels@sheffield.ac.uk

+44 114 222 6416

Emma Westling

Research Associate, Town and Regional Planning

Water governance (urban), adaptive management

e.westling@sheffield.ac.uk

+44 114 222 28357

Dr Aidan While

Senior Lecturer, Town and Regional Planning

Environmental governance, environmental regulation, environmental policy

a.h.while@sheffield.ac.uk

+44 114 222 6184

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