Dr James Shucksmith
Senior Lecturer in Water Engineering
Department of Civil and Structural Engineering
Sir Frederick Mappin Building
Mappin Street, Sheffield, S1 3JD
Telephone: +44 (0) 114 222 5706
Fax: +44 (0) 114 222 5700
MEng (Hons), PhD
James joined the academic staff in 2010 after a period as a KTP associate. His primary research focus is the physical processes that drive water quality transformations within urban drainage and surface water environments. This includes developing techniques for understanding and mitigating the likely pressures on water management caused by climate change, population growth and asset deterioration. His work ranges from experimental based research into solute mixing processes within open channels, vegetated flows and urban flood waters to more applied work in collaboration with industry on integrated water quality modelling and real time control systems. In collaboration with colleagues James also works in fields such as eco-hydraulics, urban flooding and sustainable urban drainage systems.
Activities and Distinctions
- Coordinator of the STREAM Centre for Doctoral Training at the University of Sheffield.
- Chair of the Dissemination and Outreach committee for the QUICS Marie Curie ITN.
- Winner of the 2010 SWIG (Sensors for Water Interest Group) early career researchers' prize.
- SMR for CIV6727 – Flood Risk Management
- Lecturer on CIV3203 - Integrated Design Project
- Lecturer on CIV471/CIV6771 - Environmental River Processes
- Year 1 Tutor to Taught Undergraduate Programmes
- 2014 – 2017 “Experimental and numerical investigation of pluvial flood flows and pollutant transport“, funded by EPSRC, £699,000. Investigators at Sheffield - James Shucksmith (PI) Georges Kesserwani, Wernher Brevis.
- 2014 - 2022 “EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Engineering for the Water Sector (STREAM CDT)”, funded by EPSRC, £3.5Million. Investigators - Paul Jeffery (PI, University of Cranfield), James Shucksmith, Dragan Savic (University of Exeter), Jamie Amezaga (University of Newcastle), Mike Templeton (Imperial College).
- 2014-2018 “Quantifying Uncertainty in Integrated Catchment Systems (QUICS)”, funded by EU FP7 (Marie Curie ITN), €4Million. Investigators at Sheffield - Alma Schellart (PI), James Shucksmith, Simon Tait.
- 2014-2017 “Real-time surface water abstraction management”, funded by Severn Trent Water via a STREAM EngD Project, £40,000. Investigators - James Shucksmith.
- 2013-2015 “The Use of Vegetation to Engineer Rivers for Water Quality and Ecological Status”, funded by EPSRC First Grant Scheme, £125,000. Investigators - James Shucksmith.
- 2013-2016 “Towards dynamic wastewater discharge management: Real time river quality modelling”, funded by Scottish Water via a STREAM EngD Project, £48,000. Investigators - James Shucksmith.
- Rubinato M, Martins R, Kesserwani G, Leandro J, Djordjević S & Shucksmith J (2017) Experimental calibration and validation of sewer/surface flow exchange equations in steady and unsteady flow conditions. Journal of Hydrology, 552, 421-432. View this article in WRRO
- Anderson D, Moggridge H, Shucksmith JD & Warren PH (2017) Quantifying the Impact of Water Abstraction for Low Head ‘Run of the River’ Hydropower on Localized River Channel Hydraulics and Benthic Macroinvertebrates. River Research and Applications, 33(2), 202-213. View this article in WRRO
- Shaw EA, Lange E, Shucksmith JD & Lerner DN (2016) Importance of partial barriers and temporal variation in flow when modelling connectivity in fragmented river systems. Ecological Engineering, 91, 515-528. View this article in WRRO
- Mounce SR, Shepherd W, Sailor G, Shucksmith J & Saul AJ (2014) Predicting combined sewer overflows chamber depth using artificial neural networks with rainfall radar data.. Water Sci Technol, 69(6), 1326-1333. View this article in WRRO
- Shucksmith JD, Boxall JB & Guymer I (2012) Bulk flow resistance in vegetated channels: Analysis of momentum balance approaches based on data obtained in aging live vegetation. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 137(12), 1624-1635.
- Shucksmith JD, Boxall JB & Guymer I (2011) Determining longitudinal dispersion coefficients for submerged vegetated flow. Water Resources Research, 47(10).
- Shucksmith JD, Boxall JB & Guymer I (2010) Effects of emergent and submerged natural vegetation on longitudinal mixing in open channel flow. Water Resources Research, 46(4).
- Shucksmith J, Boxall J & Guymer I (2007) Importance of advective zone in longitudinal mixing experiments. Acta Geophysica, 55(1), 95-103.